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Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

"picker's nodules": These are inflamed bumps that are the result of a vicious cycle: they itch or burn and the patient scratches or picks at them and this causes more itching and burning. This goes around and around and the lesions get worse and worse. Rub cortisone cream into them twice a day and strictly keep your hands off at all other times and they will go away. Often, anxiety makes them harder to ignore. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed prurigo nodularis. What to do if I have many lesions and I am frustrated. looking for advise.?

What to do if I have been diagnosed prurigo nodularis. What to do if I have many lesions and I am frustrated. looking for advise.?

See a dermatologist: Prurigo nodularis is a reaction by skin to violent, frequent, prolonged scratching or rubbing. The scratching is almost universally related to intense itch. Identify, if possible, the cause of itch. Treat the underlying cause if possible. Typically this is treated with super-potent cortisone such as clobetasol or augmented beta methasone. Sometimes cortisone injection is used into each lesion. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for prurigo nodularis?

Are there any natural remedies for prurigo nodularis?

Natural : Prurigo nodularis may be helped by Lactic Acid moisturizer . Generally, a prescription steroid cream or injection is most helpful. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin 300mg normally prescribed for prurigo nodularis? Is it ok to combine with topiramate used for depression/anxiety disorder?

Is gabapentin 300mg normally prescribed for prurigo nodularis? Is it ok to combine with topiramate used for depression/anxiety disorder?

No: Neurontin (gabapentin) is good for neuritic pain. However, it has also been used for seizures. Topamax (topiramate) is primarily for seizures but is being used for migraine and by some psychiatrists for mood. This makes things complicated. Too many of these meds may cause complications. Both can cause sleepiness and feeling dopey and can cause nausea and depression. ...Read more

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What are this two things prurigo nodule and condyloma acuminatum and how does it effect normal life?

What are this two things prurigo nodule and condyloma acuminatum and how does it effect normal life?

2 completely differe: Utterly different things. Each has significant effects. Both are treatable. See a dermatologist. Condyloma is a viral wart std. Prurigo is a nodule caused by compulsive scratching of an intense itch. ...Read more

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My husband has just been told he has prurigo nodule and condyloma acuminatum how with this effect us, normal life, can we kiss dr gave no details?

My husband has just been told he has prurigo nodule and condyloma acuminatum how with this effect us, normal life, can we kiss dr gave no details?

Keep loving him: You already have the same strains of HPV as he does. Keep kissing and doing everything else. These HPV strains are all over; I'm going to assume that one of you was with somebody else before you met and that this isn't a problem. Prurigo nodularis is troublesome but not catching. I'm glad you have each other -- and may you remain happy together for many decades to come. ...Read more

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Hi doc... My mother in law is asymptomatic.. Dermatologst advised for thyroid profile for prurigo..Her T4 is nrmal but TSH is low ..She has no symptom?

Hi doc... My mother in law is asymptomatic.. Dermatologst advised for thyroid profile for prurigo..Her T4 is nrmal but TSH is low ..She has no symptom?

Systemic Prurigo : Hypo- or hyper- thyroidism are not the only systemic conditions which may be related to prurigo. With regard to the low TSH and normal t4, if asymptomatic, likley normal. If still concerned, test can be repeated in a few weeks or additional labs such as free t4, free t3, (liothyronine) reverse t3, (liothyronine) should be obtained to be able to make an accurate assessment. Antibody testing may also be useful since TSH is low. ...Read more