The Color of Itch; Itch Modification by Color Viewing

2019-05-01 16:42:35 | BioPortfolio


Itch is the commonest skin-related symptom. There is increasing evidence that itch can be influenced by visual cues. The impact of colors on itch has not yet been studied.

This study investigates Itch modification by color viewing and whether patients can match or counteract their itch with a color.

Study Design




exploratory survey on Itch modification by color viewing


Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel




University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-05-01T16:42:35-0400

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