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- Psychological conditions
- Reduced function of the liver and kidneys
- Skin conditions that cause itching such as eczema
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- Blood tests
- Skin biopsy
- Topical steroid cream
- Antihistamine cream or pills
- Steroid injections into the area
- Antidepressant medications
- Capsaicin creams
- Cryotherapy to freeze affected skin
- Pulsed dye laser
American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
Canadian Dermatology Association http://www.dermatology.ca
The Eczema Society of Canada http://eczemahelp.ca
Matthews SN, Cockerell CJ. Prurigo nodularis in HIV-infected individuals. Int J Dermatol. 1998 June; 37(6):401-9.
Nodular prurigo. DermNet NZ website. Available at: http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/prurigo-nodularis.html. Updated June 29, 2013. Accessed September 19, 2013.
Prurigo nodularis. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology website. Available at: http://www.aocd.org/?page=PrurigoNodularis. Accessed September 19, 2013.
Prurigo nodularis. National Institute of Health Office of Rare Disease Research website. Available at: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/7480/prurigo-nodularis/resources/1. Accessed September 19, 2013.
Prurigo nodularis Patient.co.uk website. Available at: http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Prurigo-Nodularis.htm. Updated September 28, 2013. Accessed September 19, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013