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    antipruritic

    Hello.

    One of my students is going to Canada to study English. (She is going to stay with a local family there.)
    She needs to complete a form, which is about her allergies and medications she takes.

    She wrote (in the medication section):

    AT-P25 (antipruritic)

    Is 'antipruritic' understandable to ordinary people?
    Is it used in everyday lives?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: antipruritic

    Only by those who need to use an antipruritic for itching.

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    Re: antipruritic

    I agree. I think your friend should write "anti-itch" tablet/cream, or whatever AT-P25 is.
    It's odd that they should have kept the experimental lab name rather than calling it ItchOff or something.

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    Re: antipruritic

    Thank you, Rover.

    I'm sure doctors/people who use it will know what it is.
    She is going to stay with a local family, and I'm wondering if they will understand it when emergency arises.

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    #5

    Re: antipruritic

    I am not a teacher.

    I wouldn't think it readily understandable by the man in the street unless he has ever been prescribed them.

    It is perfect for the form she is filling out, though.

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    #6

    Re: antipruritic

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I agree. I think your friend should write "anti-itch" tablet/cream, or whatever AT-P25 is.
    It's odd that they should have kept the experimental lab name rather than calling it ItchOff or something.
    Thank you, Raymott.
    I think I will follow your advice and tell her about it.
    (She's my student, by the way.)

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    Re: antipruritic

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    She is going to stay with a local family, and I'm wondering if they will understand it when emergency arises.
    Whilst pruritis can be a distressing affliction, I'd say it rarely needs emergency treatment.

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    Re: antipruritic

    It will be understandable to anyone who knows what "pruritis" is. If they don't, they won't be able to work out the meaning from the word "antipruritic".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: antipruritic

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Whilst pruritis can be a distressing affliction, I'd say it rarely needs emergency treatment.
    But it might be an indicator of more serious allergies that might require emergency treatment.

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    #10

    Re: antipruritic

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Thank you, Rover.

    I'm sure doctors/people who use it will know what it is.
    She is going to stay with a local family, and I'm wondering if they will understand it when emergency arises.
    I don't know the word. I've never seen the word. It will not be understood by the common man on the street.

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