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scratching

1. the common motor response to pruritus in dogs and cats. It frequently causes more severe injury and secondary infection to the skin.
2. withdrawing a horse or Greyhound from a race after it has finally accepted.
3. a rodeo term for when a horse's sides are raked with spurs.

Patient discussion about scratching

Q. why do allergy effects comes usually in sorts of sneezing and scratching and more other thing like that?

A. It's because the substances released in the allergic reaction of the immune system to the allergen, like histamine, cause sensation of itching. They also cause increased secretion of mucus from the lining of the throat, which irritates the airway and cause sneezing.

You may read more here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histamine

Q. Is there any information out there regarding a severe allergy to cat scratches? Is there any information out there regarding a severe allergy to cat scratches? I am not referring to "cat scratch fever" disease, but an allergy where the site of the scratch becomes swollen and red, and the person has hives and trouble breathing. Thanks so much!

A. Greetings Humble Earthling! It sounds like you have two or more things going on. First, cat scratch fever is caused by a parasite and comes on 1 to 2 weeks after the scratch. Allergic reactions are immediate.
Now, if the site of the scratch is swollen and red, that could be due to minor infection and just the process of healing.

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Many say they prefer our version to regular pork scratchings - the only downside if they are watching fat and calorie intake is how moreish they are.
Especially if you're feeling peckish after a few beers down the boozer, though it's also true that if pork scratchings aren't available, cheese and onion crisps will hit the spot, and are reasonably priced, though not as cheap to buy at the bar as when you purchase 'em in a family-sized bag at Tesco.
That's one reason why we sell more pork scratchings.
Turn-off: A few pork scratchings would soon put paid to Edwina's bedroom antics
There is a huge opportunity in the UK - there is a latent passion and desire in a lot of people for pork scratchings.
Answer: One happy, overweight, lazy, booze-obsessed Yank with a love of pork scratchings, bacon sarnies and all things guaranteed to expand the waistline.
IT was love at first sight: he was the butcher's boy and she boiled the pork scratchings.
It is, in effect, pork scratchings covered in chocolate.
Fans of pork scratchings can celebrate a new brand identity and product line-up from market leader Mr Porky.
While they are undeniably delicious, they don't come close to the splendour of properly prepared pork scratchings, which are the perfect accompaniment to a pint of real ale.
Karl, who became a national heartthrob playing Jacko in the 1980s hit comedy series Brush Strokes, ate a never-ending supply of scratchings from the start of the panto's run in December until its end in February.
The scratchings would be the trimmings off the loin and belly, along with odd bits of kidney, boiled ham - all sorts of bits and pieces.