What is Prurigo Nodularis?
How Does Prurigo Nodularis Present?
Prurigo nodularis occurs mostly in adults as a result of itching. It usually presents as firm itch bumps often in areas that are easily reached including the thighs and shins. The bumps result from rubbing or scratching repetitively. They can also be hyper- or hypo pigmented in nature. There can be one to up to hundreds of nodules in one generalized area
What Can I Do for Prurigo Nodularis?
Prurigo nodularis can be difficult to treat and the goal is to usually treat the itch and itch cycle. Usually keeping nails short or wearing gloves can help decrease the damage caused by scratching. Around the clock antihistamines prescribed by the provider can help with the itch cycle as well as other topical medications.
How is Prurigo Nodularis Diagnosed?
Prurigo nodularis is usually diagnosed clinically in the office. It is important to determine if any underlying medical conditions maybe causing the itch. Blood work and/or patch testing may be done to rule out other culprits