You’ve probably experienced this more than a few times over the summer with bug bites. Anytime you scratch something itchy it only makes you itch worse, but why?
The reason is that it causes your brain to release serotonin, which increases the sensations all over your body. Including the sensation of the itch.
My trick for bug bites is to use your fingernail to make a “x” mark on the bite instead of scratching it. Works every time!
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