Prurigo: Everything to know
Prurigo is a skin condition that causes multiple nodules on the back of the arms and legs that are extremely itchy.
Its a very rare disease with fewer than one million cases reported every year in India.
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a diagnosis by a medical professional
- Lab tests or imaging rarely required
- The disease can be resolved within months
The underlying itch is often due to atopic dermatitis but can be caused by various systemic illnesses as well. The main symptoms include itching and rash. Treatment may involve the application of creams to the affected area, oral medication such as steroids and UV light therapy.
Ages affected 0-2 Most Rarely; between 3 and 5 most rarely; 6 and 13 most rarely; 14-40 commonly; 41-60 and above most commonly
Diagnosed by a medical professional
Itching and rash are the main symptoms. Once an itch-scratch cycle begins, it can be very tough to stop without treatment.
People may experience:
Skin: lumps, an abrasion on the skin from frequent scratching, or darkening of the skin
Also common: itching
A doctor should be consulted immediately if these symptoms start to appear. If severe symptoms appear, medical help should be availed right away. UV light therapy can be used for serious skin diseases. A moisturizer can also hydrate or protect the skin from damage.
Treatments generally include the application of creams to the affected area, oral medication such as steroids and UV light therapy.
Steroids are used to modify or simulate hormonal effects, often to reduce inflammation or for tissue growth and repair. Analgesics can be used to relieve pain. An antihistamine can be prescribed to reduce or stop an allergic reaction.
For other kinds, consult a physician or a dermatologist. At mfine were here to help you out of different health issues; come on board for a holistic treatment program.
Freezing can be used during surgery or treatment.