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New research finds that a common microbe may be directly causing itchiness on the skin it colonizes. Kinga Krzeminska/Getty Images hide caption

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What can trigger an itch? Scientists have found a new culprit

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Microbiologist John Jelesko has learned not to take any chances when he touches poison ivy. Courtesy of John Jelesko hide caption

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Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

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A recent test by dermatologists found that 83 percent of the top-selling moisturizers that are labeled "hypoallergenic"contained a potentially allergenic chemical. Jill Ferry/Getty Images hide caption

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'Hypoallergenic' And 'Fragrance-Free' Moisturizer Claims Are Often False

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