When you’re scratching yourself raw, it’s hard to think about anything else. Prurigo simplex can cause intense itching, in the worst cases even leading to infections and sores. But don’t worry—that doesn’t mean you have to spend your life dealing with this chronic condition! This article will help you understand prurigo and its treatment options so that you can get on with your life and start scratching less, not more!
Itchy red bumps on skin - what are they?
Skin rashes and bumps can cause extreme discomfort, but even more so for people with chronic diseases like atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. The good news is that his simplex is not a skin disease itself, but a symptom of other skin diseases. Read on to learn more about what his really is and how it’s treated.
How do I get rid of it?
Prurigo is an uncomfortable skin condition characterized by red and intensely itchy skin. He can occur anywhere on your body, but it tends to appear most often in areas that have experienced injury or trauma like your abdomen after you’ve eaten a heavy meal or on your arms if you frequently scratch them. Although he treatment can help relieve symptoms, it won’t actually eliminate your pruritus—which means scratching will still be part of your life.
What causes itching?
A skin condition called prurigo causes intense itching and leads to scaly and inflamed patches of skin on different parts of your body. Prurigo simplex is a more common form of prurigo than prurigo nodularis. What exactly causes it? Scientists aren’t exactly sure. Genetics may play a role in triggering or predisposing an individual to develop he.
What are the possible complications?
You can never be certain what complications you may encounter when undergoing prurigo treatment, so it’s vital to visit your dermatologist or physician beforehand and disclose any health concerns or medications you are taking. Also let them know if you have any allergies (including latex!) and/or if you have a history of eczema, psoriasis or rosacea.
Can I spread it to others?
Unlike many other diseases and infections, prurigo cannot be spread to others. It is a disease that affects only your body. If you have it on one part of your body, it will not spread to any other parts of your body or anyone else’s.
How long does it last?
Prurigo is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by an intensely itchy rash. He can last anywhere from several weeks to many years at a time. The symptoms are cyclical and will usually last for around three months at a time before disappearing for another couple of months. This can sometimes get even worse and become active for up to six months or more without pause.