Is itching a special kind of pain nerve?

I heard that on the radio today, like it was a news report, but I can’t find it.

That’s because it isn’t true.
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Here’s something that came up on another boad which you may be interested in; I couldn’t get the link in the OP to work, though:

http://fff.fathom.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000293.html

Yep, it would seem to be so.

Here’s the link to the Reuters story.

Cool, eh?
Tisiphone

Thanks! Yes that’s the report I wanted to read about.

Dr_Paprika- :rolleyes:

Your report does not really imply that itching is a special kind of pain nerve, just becuase there are cells in the brain specific for itching. The fact that nerves are involved do not make it “pain”, the dorsal horn is involved in lots of other sensory modalities.