Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. has anyone else got it?


No, but...
It predominantly affects the extensor aspects of the lower limbs, but also commonly affects the arms and sometimes other areas of the body. Calcitonin gene-related peptide and substance P immunoreactive nerves are markedly increased in number and activity in the skin of prurigo nodularis sufferers compared with normal skin. Whether this represents a causative aetiology or arises as a result of chronic scratching and skin irritation is not known.


Prognosis
It is unusual for lesions to resolve spontaneously. They may lessen in severity with treatment but tend to persist over time. If the itch/scratch cycle can be completely broken then there is a chance of cure but this is not the norm.

Psychological distress and depression in predisposed subjects may play a key role in inducing a pruritic sensation, leading to the scratching that perpetuates the condition (the 'itch-scratch cycle').  (+ info)

prurigo or eczema ? which one describe me?


I have prurigo or eczema, some rash ITCH skin problem cause by allergy and stress. I need to explain to my teacher why I were absent (went to see doctor), but I don't know to use the wrong terms and scare her (worry she will misunderstand that my skin problem can infect other people etc), she is a nervous person.

So which one describe me?
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most people know it is not a bad thing just say you have it and in a few day it will clear up with the help of lotions and creams.  (+ info)

Prurigo Nodularis, a skin condition due to emotional traumas. Any cures for this?


Dark marks over all the body turn to crust and open woonds. Extremely itchy
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Sorry, there is no specific treatment for this. It is a matter of finding what works for you. Medicine already knows that it is nervous and mental conditions that cause the itchy lumps so you must get to the root of what is causing your nervousness or mental condition.

To try to control the itching, doctors usually prescribe very potent steriod creams. Antihistamine creams or pills can be ordered for extra relief. If those don't work, anti-depressants may help. Severe cases or those that are resistant can be treated with cryotherapy (freezing of the spots).  (+ info)

Did anyone get Prurigo Gestationis early in pregnancy? RASH?


I think this is what I have.....I have a small itchy patch on my left butt cheek, my left breast....and under both arms....very itchy.....I see my midwife on Tuesday...I'm going to confirm this....but for now...please has or have anyone else experienced this rash? Thank you for all answers. I'm 6wks 4days
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Normally stuff like that clears up in your second or third trimester. If not it should clear up after you have your baby. Its not anything to worry about. But if its still there a month or two after you have the baby, go to the doctor and get some cream  (+ info)

nodular prurigo/ prurigo nodularis?


I have had this symptoms for over two years now. It started off as dry itchy skin on my leg of which I stupidly started to scratch and soon after it got infected and lumps started to appear. It has now spreaded to the whole my legs and arms and I feel like a freak, especially during summer time when I feel uncomfortable exposing my skins in the blearing heat! I have seen few doctors and they all prescribed some steroid tablets (mainly cetirizine hydrochloride) for me to take and mainly said I have food/skin allergy but even they are not certain. I have no idea what I could do to get rid of it, nor will the doctor know... Do anyone know the answer and can keep me with it?
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did you go to just a doctor or did you try a dermotologist, if you havent been to one go to one, and if you had already ask them about cortizone cream, you can get it over the counter i've seen it relieve many skin conditions, but ask your doctor/dermotologist about it first to make sure its safe for you to use  (+ info)

eczema prurigo on the body?


my friends got this bad had heat treatment from the hospital and still bad has anyone got any idea's how to get this better
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Alternative treatment
Alternative therapies can sometimes bring relief or resolution of atopic dermatitis when conventional therapies are not helping. If the condition becomes increasingly widespread or infected, a physician should be consulted.
Helpful alternative treatments for atopic dermatitis may include:

* Taking regular brisk walks, followed by bathing in warm water sprinkled with essential oil of lavender (Lavandula officinalis); lavender oil acts as a nerve relaxant for the whole body including the skin
* Supplementing the diet daily with zinc, fish oils, vitamin A, vitamin E, and evening primrose oil (Oenothera biennis)-all good sources of nutrients for the skin
* Reducing or eliminating red meat from the diet
* Eliminating or rotating potentially allergic foods such as cow's milk, peanuts, wheat, eggs, and soy
* Implementing stress reduction techniques in daily life.

Herbal therapies also can be helpful in treating atopic dermatitis. Western herbal remedies used in the treatment of this condition include burdock (Arctium lappa) and Ruta (Ruta graveolens). Long-term herbal therapy requires monitoring and should be guided by an experienced practitioner.
Other alternative techniques that may be useful in the treatment of atopic dermatitis include:

Catopic dermatitisonventional treatments and general advice on the first link.
More information on the 2nd link  (+ info)

My daughter age 14 yrs . has been suffering from Prurigo Nodularies since last 4yrs.?


Her EIg =3607IU/ml. No improvement so far, have any good treatment for her ?
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Has she had steroid injections into the areas? The only way to really help is to have her stop picking at the areas. If there are only 1 or 2 areas, ask the derm about surgically excising the areas. Good Luck!  (+ info)

I was diagnosed with Prurigo Nodularis but...?


I went to a dermatologist and found out that my open wounds and scars were due to PN. I have a lot of open cut or scabs that never fully heal because I pick and scratch, which is supposedly due to the PN. However, I never thought the scratching had to do so much with the itching, but the annoyance of them being there. I have tried a great number of treatments and none seem to have an effect. Is there something I can do to stop picking for good? It's very hard to stop picking. Is it still PN if I do not feel the itch?
Can anyone suggest anything? (I know sun is important and is suppose to work but where I live it's rarely sunny).
I have found that the Thalidomide did not work. Also the cortizone cream did not work ( also I have heard that prolonged use can stunt your growth). My regular family doctor believed that my scars and "outbreaks" as he called them were due to acne and gave me an acne medication, which did not do anything (because it isn't acne?) . I have found that creams do not stop me from itching, so the main thing I want to do is get rid of the older scars on my body.
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Initial treatment is often potent prescription steroid creams. If these help, a milder cream can be used for longer-term control. Antihistamine creams (Zonalon, Pramoxine) or pills (Atarax, Periactin) are often added for additional relief. Intralesional steroid injections, anti-depressant pills, and non-prescription Zostrix cream helps many of those not improved with the usual treatment.

Severe and resistant cases can be controlled with cryotherapy (freezing the sores with liquid nitrogen spray), oral steroids or PUVA. Of course, try not to scratch the spots. In resistant cases blood tests and biopsy of the sores may be needed to look for a cause driving the PN.  (+ info)

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