Novelty shop ‘itching powder’

@article{Albert1998NoveltyS,
  title={Novelty shop ‘itching powder’},
  author={Michael R. Albert},
  journal={Australasian Journal of Dermatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={39}
}
  • M. Albert
  • Published 1 August 1998
  • Engineering
  • Australasian Journal of Dermatology
To evaluate causes of Itch, commercial ‘itching; powders’ were sought for evaluation. Only one product, produced in Germany and consisting of ground rose hips, is currently sold in novelty shops in the Boston area. These plant fibres appear to provoke itch and prickle sensations by non‐allergic mechanical stimulation, similar to the action of wool fibres. 

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