Common "Prurigo" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Prurigo is a condition that shows itchy papules or nodular eruptions on the skin, which occurs most often due to scratching of the skin. They have specific types, such as prurigo nodularis, actinic prurigo, Bernier's prurigo, and chronic prurigo. In some persons, it occurs with other skin conditions such as iron deficiency anemia, diabetes, thyroid disease, and chronic renal failure. It is treated by taking topical corticosteroids, intralesional corticosteroids, and phototherapy.

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I have itching on my right arm and chest. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching on my right arm and chest.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since when do you have this itching? Are you concerned about black nodular lesions over chest? On arm, there is no active skin lesion. Have you used any topical creams? Do you have acne over bac...  Read Full »

Do prurigo and psoriasis have the same symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, As seen in the attached picture, I have red spots on my skin for two months. It is neither itching nor dry, and now I have small bumps on my arms and the other places of my body. One year back, I had itching in my legs, which I thought to be due to my detergent. The itching stopped on it...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhir Kumar. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read about your query and have seen the photographs (attachment removed to protect the person's identity). What is present is less likely to be psoriasis because psoriasis usually has scars and itching. It is a prurigo that generally presents with reddish spots o...  Read Full »

I noticed an itchy, raised and hard lesion on my scalp. What is that?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a scalp lesion two months ago. It is a bit scaly if scratched, hard and raised. I would like to peel it off, but it is not getting removed. But, I did not notice any hair loss. Other than a little bit of itching of the scalp, there is no issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can be scalp psoriasis or warts. Please send me a photo to diagnose the condition and suggest you treatment.   Read Full »

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