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I have itching on my arm and chest. What is it due to and what is the likely treatment?


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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At January 23, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 17, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have itching on my right arm and chest.


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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 back or face?

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

The itching started over two years now. It is on and off and when I itch it leads to injury and then wounds. Yes, on active lesion over the hand but the itching is there and you can see the black spots formed from previous lesions. I do not have any acne on back or face. I have not used any topical cream. What could this be and what could be the likely treatment?


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Looks like Prurigo nodularis. Consider the application of HH Fudic cream (combination of Mometasone and Fusidic acid) over lesions once daily for two weeks. Take Tablet Levocetirizine 10 g at bedtime for 10 to 15 days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash
Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash


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