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Scratching an itch

An itch was a mild skin irritation that could be alleviated by scratching.

According to Q, having an itch was one of the disadvantages of being Human. (TNG: "Deja Q")

Inkarian wool was known for being itchy. (DS9: "Broken Link")

Itching was also a metaphor for eagerness to do something. (ENT: "The Xindi", "Fight or Flight", Star Trek Nemesis, VOY: "Nightingale" )

In 2151, an Akaali-ized Hoshi Sato complained that her fake ridges made her forehead itch. (ENT: "Civilization")

In 2153, a recovering Jonathan Archer was kept up all night by itching. He told Doctor Phlox this, and the Denobulan asked him if he was using the ointment he gave him. He also advised the captain that scratching would prolong the healing process. (ENT: "Rajiin")

After escaping from the Tandaran internment camp, Malcolm Reed told T'Pol to ask Doctor Phlox to meet him and Jonathan Archer in sickbay, complaining of itchy skin. (ENT: "Detained")

While camping in the Gamma Quadrant, Quark complained that his ears itched. (DS9: "The Jem'Hadar")

In 2371, an immobilized Neelix asked The Doctor to scratch an itch above his left eyebrow. (VOY: "Phage")

In 2372, a pregnant Kira Nerys's nose had been itching for weeks. (DS9: "Broken Link")

In 2373,Tom Paris complained that the clamp made him itch like crazy. (VOY: "The Chute")

In 2374, Neelix finished Tuvok's suggestion that he ask The Doctor for anti-itch cream to deal with the rash he claimed Starfleet blankets gave him. (VOY: "Demon")

In 2377, Chakotay excuse for not posing as a Talaxian was that whiskers made him itch. (VOY: "Workforce")

Sometimes allergies could cause itchiness. Icoberry juice made Jadzia Dax's spots itch. Worf reminded her of this, but she decided to have a glass anyway. (DS9: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")

Irritating chemicals could also cause itchiness. In 2372, Neelix's scalp itched due to shampoo. (VOY: "Cold Fire") Also that year, trigemic vapors leaking into their crashed shuttlecraft made Paris and Neelix itch. (VOY: "Parturition")

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