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Posted on Monday, June 06, 2011 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used to have a scrund about a certain medical symptom. I've met other people who had the same scrund.Maybe some of you did, too. What is it?
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The symptom -
pain? high temperature? coughing? dizziness? sleepiness? nausea? vomiting? sweating? vision problems? rash? itching? high blood pressure? low blood pressure?
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Is the symptom associated with a specific disease? Only a few diseases? Or is it a more general symptom, associated with many diseases? Was your scrund that you thought something other than the truth about the disease(s) associated with the symptom? If so, same questions for what you thought.
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The symptom -
pain? high temperature? coughing? dizziness? sleepiness? nausea? vomiting? sweating? vision problems? rash? itching? high blood pressure? low blood pressure?itching
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Is the symptom associated with a specific disease? no Only a few diseases? no Or is it a more general symptom, associated with many diseases? yes--it's itching Was your scrund that you thought something other than the truth about the disease(s) associated with the symptom? noIf so, same questions for what you thought.
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Was the scrund about the causes of itching? about the treatment? about what diseases it is a symptom of?

Is a specific body part relevant?
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Was the scrund about the causes of itching? no about the treatment? no about what diseases it is a symptom of? no

Is a specific body part relevant? no
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Relevant that a wound tends to itch when it begins to heal? Or is scratching the itch relevant?
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Is the scrund about:
What causes the itching?
How to ease the itching?
The consequences of scratching?
What the itching means in terms of healing?
How to distract yourself from the itching?

Allergies relevant?
Skin conditions?
Immune response?
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Relevant that a wound tends to itch when it begins to heal?no Or is scratching the itch relevant? no
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Is the scrund about:
What causes the itching? yesish
How to ease the itching? yesish
The consequences of scratching? no
What the itching means in terms of healing? no
How to distract yourself from the itching? no

Allergies relevant? no
Skin conditions? no
Immune response? no
I'm delighted to say that, aside from identifying the symptom as itching everyone so far has been OWT (on the wrong track) on this puzzle!!

BLOOOOPER ATERTTTTTTTTTTTTT!! Above I have
Was the scrund about the causes of itching? no about the treatment? no Both answers should be yesish
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Is your scrund actually medical?
Or some sort of folk belief about what itching means?

Is a specific body part or area relevant?
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Is your scrund actually medical? yope
Or some sort of folk belief about what itching means? yope

Is a specific body part or area relevant? no
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So far, an important general sort of possibility is being overlooked. . . .
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Is this scrund specific to some sort of skin itch like a rash or an allergic reaction or could you have this scrund about an itch caused by lets say headlice.
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Is this scrund specific to some sort of skin itch like a rash or an allergic reaction no or could you have this scrund about an itch caused by lets say headlice. yes
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Does it have anything to do with the relationship between itching and pain? For a while there was a theory among some, that itching is merely very mild pain. As far as I know, that has been mostly disproven, i.e. I believe there are distinct "itch nerves" that have been discovered.
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Does it have anything to do with the relationship between itching and pain? noFor a while there was a theory among some, that itching is merely very mild pain. As far as I know, that has been mostly disproven, i.e. I believe there are distinct "itch nerves" that have been discovered. Interesting, but is pain a matter of which nerves are involved or of how something feels (or both)?
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There are specific nerves that transmit pain impulses to the brain, which are different from the ones that carry the sensation of touch. Some thought that the same nerves (and nerve endings) that sense pain, when stimulated so slightly that it does not consciously register as pain, was the cause of itch.
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Is this anything to do with how certain diseases are spread?
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There are specific nerves that transmit pain impulses to the brain, which are different from the ones that carry the sensation of touch. Some thought that the same nerves (and nerve endings) that sense pain, when stimulated so slightly that it does not consciously register as pain, was the cause of itch.
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Is this anything to do with how certain diseases are spread? no
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is the scrund about what an itch actually is? who gets them? how long they last? what makes them start? what makes them go away? how strong they feel? whether they are preceived positively or negatively? the link with scratching? the link with a medical condition? where in the body they are felt? what their purpose is?
is it relevant that an itch might well be related to the sensation of an insect or parasite on the skin? might be our nervous system giving a false clue that this is happening?
are animals relevant? plants? medicines? skin colour? hairiness?
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is the scrund about what an itch actually is? yope who gets them? yopehow long they last? yopewhat makes them start? yopewhat makes them go away? no how strong they feel? nowhether they are preceived positively or negatively? no the link with scratching? yope the link with a medical condition? yope where in the body they are felt? yope what their purpose is? no
is it relevant that an itch might well be related to the sensation of an insect or parasite on the skin? no might be our nervous system giving a false clue that this is happening? no
are animals relevant? no plants? nomedicines? no skin colour? nohairiness? no
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HINT: You're all OWT (on the wrong track!!) There's one question, often important on my puzzles, that is important here, & that no one has asked. . . .
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Names relevant? Professions? Religion?

Do the other people who had the scrund have something in common?
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Names relevant? noProfessions? no Religion? no--think about other factors that are often important in my puzzles!

Do the other people who had the scrund have something in common? no
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Cats relevant? Other animals? End-of-life care? Politics?
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Cats relevant? Other animals? End-of-life care? Politics? They're all things that have figured in my puzzles. . .but not this one!
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Food relevant? homosexuality? academia? Law&Order? crimes? racism?
Is a specific word relevant?
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Food relevant? no homosexuality? no academia? no Law&Order? no crimes? no racism? no
Is a specific word relevant? YESISH!!!!!! GOOOOD QUESTION!!!! By the way, I got a kick out of your list. Some of these items, such as food & Law & Order, really are my special interests, but others, such as homosexuality, interest me mainly because I think they often give rise to good puzzles
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Is the word itch itself relevant? itching? itchy? its etymology? a synonym?
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Is the word itch itself relevant? yes itching? no itchy? noits etymology?noish, but you're ORT a synonym? no
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Is its pronunciation relevant? spelling? usage?
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Is its pronunciation relevant?no spelling? no usage? no
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Is the scrund about the word for "itch" in a language other than English?
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Is the scrund about the word for "itch" in a language other than English? no
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Did you think you heard the word "itch" somewhere where it wasn't? like for example a mondegreen?

Is it relevant that some people say "itch" when they really mean "scratch"?
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Did you think you heard the word "itch" somewhere where it wasn't? like for example a mondegreen? no

Is it relevant that some people say "itch" when they really mean "scratch"? no

HINT: An important possibility has been overlooked so far. . . .
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Does this involve an idiom or figure of speech that contains the word "itch"?

Could someone only have the scrund if he has heard the word "itch" used in a particular context? only if he has NOT heard the word used in a particular context?

Could someone have the scrund who has never felt an itch before?
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Does this involve an idiom or figure of speech that contains the word "itch"? yes

Could someone only have the scrund if he has heard the word "itch" used in a particular context? yes only if he has NOT heard the word used in a particular context? no

Could someone have the scrund who has never felt an itch before?yes, provided that he knew what an itch was
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Was your scrund about the meaning of the idiom (or figure of speech)? About what connection the metaphor of an itch had to do with the meaning?
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Was your scrund about the meaning of the idiom (or figure of speech)? yes About what connection the metaphor of an itch had to do with the meaning? yes
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Is it...
"to have an itch for sth"?
"seven-year itch"?
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is it "itching to"? like "I've been itching to tell you"?

itch like anything?
itch like buggery?
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Is it...
"to have an itch for sth"? no
"seven-year itch"? YES!!!!
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Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 8:00 pm:
is it "itching to"? nolike "I've been itching to tell you"? no

itch like anything? no
itch like buggery? no

********** SPOILER**************

I used to think that the 7-year-itch was a condition that made you spend 7 years scratching yourself, but the term now refers to the romantic restlessness that strikes some people after about 7 years of marriage.Thanks for solving it, Doriana, & please check out my new puzzle, everyone!

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