Science proves that scratching an itch really does makes it worse

October 30, 2014 6:47 PM

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You mother probably told you that if you scratch an itch, it always makes it worse. Well now science has proven your mother right, literally.

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis revealed results from a study that proved that scratching triggers the brain into releasing serotonin, which, in turn, increases the sensation of itch.

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