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Neurodermatitis

Neurodermatitis

Everything you need to know about
Neurodermatitis eczema

Neurodermatitis, also known as lichen simplex chronicus, is a kind of eczema that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed. Neurodermatitis affects about 1 in every 8 people.

Neurodermatitis usually manifests itself as one or two patches on the body. Other kinds of eczema, on the other hand, can manifest in many regions at once. Patches can appear everywhere. The feet, ankles, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, and scalp are the most prevalent locations.

Neurodermatitis can affect everyone, however, some people are more susceptible than others, including:

  • 30-50-year-old women
  • People with contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis (allergic skin disorders), or psoriasis (an autoimmune disease)
  • People suffering from anxiety disorders

What are the Triggers & Symptoms?

Nobody knows for sure what causes neurodermatitis. It could be triggered by stress, a bug bite, or tight or unpleasant clothing. Unfortunately, if you have it, it can quickly worsen. The more it itches, the more you scratch, and the more sensitive and inflamed your skin becomes.

Patches of neurodermatitis are frequently thicker than the surrounding skin. The enlarged spots may feel leathery or scaly and appear redder or darker than your regular skin. Itching might be exacerbated by the thick scales. Scratching causes the spotty patches to bleed occasionally.

 

Treating Neurodermatitis

Don’t be concerned about neurodermatitis spreading. It is not infectious. It’s also not a really serious condition. Torn, inflamed skin, on the other hand, can leave you more susceptible to infections. And the itching can be excruciating. Some folks claim they can’t sleep at night because of it. You’ll want to take care of it.

Fortunately, there are numerous therapies available. Start with a cortisone cream available over the counter. If that doesn’t work, you should seek medical advice from a dermatologist. The doctor may prescribe a stronger cortisone cream or a calcineurin inhibitor ointment. Corticosteroid medicine may also be injected directly into the afflicted area.

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