Do you scratch your back yourself or someone else does it for you?

India
April 18, 2007 3:00pm CST
Oh god!! I got a terrible itch and badly wanted to scratch it hard. Nothing any serious but I just need a scratch. I tried with my right hand over my right shoulder then I tried with my left hand over my left shoulder , then I quickly tried from the side by turning my hand and also with the left. But it didn’t help anyway. I eagerly tried to do it with a pencil and even tried myself rubbing my back against the wall but that didn’t relieve my itching. Thank god and just then my OH and kids returned from the market, and i ran and opened the door as the house got fire and asked her scratch my back. She humbly did after I guided her hand to the right place of the itch. I just have no words for the relief I got. What do you when your back itches. Do you try yourself or ask someone to scrach it? Did you ever ask someone to do it?
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18 responses
@Zmugzy (773)
18 Apr 07
I am itching right now and I need someone to scratch it for me. Unfortunately I am all alone and there is no one outside who I can beg for help. I guess I will just have to wait here till it passes. Perhaps I will contact the back scratching agency tommorrow to see if they can send someone over.
• India
18 Apr 07
a scratching agency?!!!lol. i think you would need a scratch if you waited till tommorrow unless its something serious.
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@Blazing15 (333)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I ususally try to do it myself but sometimes i just get aggrivated because I know that I am getting the spot but with no relief. It has to come down to me asking someone to do it for me and even then sometimes they have to do it a couple of times.
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• India
18 Apr 07
hi blazing. i just had to get scratched atleast for a couple of minutes when i was relieved.
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@munhozmib (3857)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
19 Apr 07
I can scratch it myself. I don't remember of me asking someone to scratch it for me. I can always reach the place, no matter where it is ;)
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• India
23 Apr 07
thats cool you could do it yourself.
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
19 Apr 07
I scratch my own back. But my arms apparently twist abnormally, being as I can reach behind me with my right arm and grab my right shoulderblade. Or so I'm told.
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• India
20 Apr 07
omg. you are extra ordinary person.
@sweetlady10 (3619)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I can totally understand what you are talking about. I also go through this kind of situation sometime. I try to do it myself as far as I can do. But when hubby at home I take help from him. Otherwise it feels so helpless and restless when you can't do it properly. But I don't take help from others, but my hubby.
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• India
20 Apr 07
i agree. i tried but didnt still wanted a scrach badly and luckily my OH stepped in and helped me out.
@Niecie86 (18)
• United States
19 Apr 07
i try to get someone else to scratch my back if there's someone around that it wouldn't be strange to ask. Scratching your own back never feels as good as having someone else do it for you.
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• India
20 Apr 07
right.
• Singapore
19 Apr 07
My back doesn't usually itch. :P If it does itch, naturally I will scratch it myself. I am not that dependent to get others to do it for me. :PP
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• India
19 Apr 07
good. i just didnt mind asking my OH help me as i couldnt reach the place and do it myself.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I am pretty self reliant when it comes to relieving bodily irritations. If I can not reach the itch I will grab a knitting needle and try that - or if I can not get to a needle fast enough I will go to an outward corner of a wall and rub up and down like a bear on a tree....makes me purr it feels so good!
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• India
19 Apr 07
i tried your 'bear technique' but i didnt relieve me fully though felt good. :)
• United States
18 Apr 07
If it is in a place that I can reach I definitely do it myself. Other times I cannot reach and I'll ask someone like my boyfriend to do it. But guiding them to the itch is a pain. Wanna know my secret? hehe If you ever get an itch on your back that you cannot reach, try a hair brush...the kind with the hair plastic bristles! Works wonders.
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• India
19 Apr 07
wow coconutpatty. hairs brushes are real helpful, but sometimes it doesnt reach the place. may be should add a long handle to it. thanks
• United States
18 Apr 07
Well lets just say I look like an absolute fool when I am trying to itch my back! There seems to be problems with me and getting to those stupid places so I usually ask someone to scratch it for me. Same thing with lotions, when I tan and I need to put lotion on my back it seems like its absolutely impossible.
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• India
19 Apr 07
true.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
20 Apr 07
OMG when i read this, my back started itching, hee hee,Its funny how a little suggestion can cause your mind to go wild...Oh i have had those intense itches before...I run to my husband and say scratch ,hurry...and oh what a relief it is...Its not just a small itch its one of those gotta scratch right now itches...I have been stuck in the shower with this kind of itch before its bad...My dad used to stand in the door and scratch his back on the door frame..My Mom always had an itch like that and she always got me to scratch her back...If i have a itch like that i will ask someone to scratch it,yes i will....
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@edzofcit (18)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Me, I'll do it myself. I i cant reach i'll just use some woods or tools that can help me reach my back I don't want to let others scratch my back because it's my body.. I believe its my responsibility to scratch it..
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@Robyn28 (385)
• Canada
19 Apr 07
hi Lucky for me I'm felxible and can reach my whole back for the most part ,but if I ever needed my back sratched one of my friends or my boyfriend would do it I've sratched his back. I'm always helping people out
• India
19 Apr 07
I try it myself for a normal itch. But when its terrible I ask somebody else to do it for me. Yes, i have asked many times.
@anonymili (3138)
23 Apr 07
LOL what a cute dicussion! I often ask my husband to scratch my back for me and I will scratch his too (you know the saying "you scratch my back and I'll scratch your"? hehe)! He always chuckles when I ask him as he says his late mother used to ask him to do that when he was growing up! Sometimes if I have an itch I can't get to when I'm at work I will shove a ruler down my back and have a good scratch or subtly go to the toilet and try to reach the itch by rubbing the wall. I know it sounds funny but it's not as if I'm going to say to my boss "Hey can you help with my itchy back please?" Thanks for starting this fun discussion! x
• India
23 Apr 07
scratching your own back is really tough when you cant reach the right place of itch. if you both help each other thats really nice. total relief. :)
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I usually try to get someone else to do it for me because it's inevitable that you'll get it in that spot that you can't quite reach with your own hands. But then, of course, there's no one around so you end up doing it yourself anyways!
• India
19 Apr 07
thnks for your response. its really terrible when you cant find someone to help you scratch near the spot you are unable to reach.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Apr 07
lol. I scratch my own back. Throughout the years, I have developed my own means to scratch my back - brush, towel, edge of wall, - these are good means. My nieces are also good scratchers.
@diylearn (51)
• Sri Lanka
19 Apr 07
I do it myself.