Why Does It Feel So Good To Scratch An Itch?
Scratching triggers mild pain in our skin — leading nerve cells to tell our brain that something is hurting, thus distracting it from the itch.
Devrupa Rakshit is an Associate Editor at The Swaddle. She is a lawyer by education, a poet by accident, a painter by shaukh, and autistic by birth. You can find her on Instagram @devruparakshit.