Another good reason to use credit cards and keep the pound ­ an outbreak of Spanish itch. Twenty Spaniards were forced to seek hospital treatment just 10 days after the currency was introduced. Doctors reckon they ended up with dermatitis, itching and reddening of the hands from handling the nickel-filled E1 and E2 coins. Supermarket cashiers are particularly at risk and one expert warned: "As months go by the symptoms will worsen with continuous contact. What starts as a skin complaint may produce cracks in the skin where fungi can lodge." Nice. {{COUNTERPOINT }}