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nodules are on my head..itching for the past 9 mos

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I have been diagnosed with prurigo noduluris. The nodules are on my head. I have been itching for the past 9 mos. It starts about 2pm and last till bedtime. I have tried so many meds, shampoos, etc. Nothing has helped. I can use biofreeze and that helps temporairly. Are there any new answers? Thank you
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 5 years ago.

Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Prurigo nodularis is a strange disease in which the original cause is scratching. Repeated scratching damages nerve endings which send stronger signals that there is an itch, starting a merry-go-round of increasing itching that becomes chronic and horrible. Oral corticosteroids and strong antihistamines, corticosteroid injections into the lesions, anti-depressants, and "freezing" the lesions are some of the treatments besides topical creams. PUVA (light treatment) is another method.

 

 

http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/prurigo_nodularis.html

 

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