Prurigo Nodularis


prurigo nodularisPrurigo Nodularis is a skin condition which frustrates patients and doctors equally – patients, because of the constant itching and doctors, because of the lack of an effective permanent cure in modern medicine.

Do you have itchy eruptions?

Prurigo Nodularis is a long standing disease which causes multiple eruptions. The eruptions tend to be small, dry and hard (called nodules). Constant scratching often leads to crust formation on the nodule. The itching is often so severe that one tends to scratch until the eruptions bleed.

Who gets Prurigo Nodularis?

Scientists have not been exactly able to pin point a cause for this skin condition. Prurigo Nodularis commonly affects the middle aged. Many patients have had allergic conditions like asthma, hay fever or eczema, or have someone in the family who has these allergic traits. It has been seen that Prurigo Nodularis is associated with certain diseases like the virus that affects the liver – Hepatitis C, the stomach bug – H. Pylori, the notorious HIV, protein intolerance (called gluten enteropathy) and kidney failure.

How do you know its Prurigo Nodularis?

A well experienced doctor will make the diagnosis by a careful examination of the nodules. However you may be asked to undergo certain blood tests like iron studies, liver function test, kidney function test, thyroid function tests etc to rule out any other underlying diseases. A skin biopsy may be advised to ensure that a fungal infection or cancer (squamous cell carcinoma or lymphoma) is not being missed.

Can Homoeopathy help Prurigo Nodularis?

Though Prurigo Nodularis is a difficult disease to treat, homoeopathic treatment has shown good results. Homoeopathic medicines act at a much deeper level than just the skin. Also, homoeopathic remedies come without the side effects of UV therapy, steroid applications and other modern medicine options. Provided a patient is prepared to put in a little patience, Homoeopathic treatment for Prurigo Nodularis is strongly indicated.

Get in touch with Dr Rajesh Shah (MD Hom) at Lifeforce Homoeopathy to seek homoeopathic treatment for Prurigo Nodularis today.

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