Neurodermatitis is a chronic skin disease that begins with a duck skin that feels duck. Skin conditions are also recognized by the name of lichen simplex chronicus this if carded will feel more painful.
This skin disease is harmless and not infectious, but the itching can cause sleep disturbance hours, sexual function, and quality of life of the sufferer. The cause factor should be known, so that patients can avoid and prevent neurodermatitis becomes more severe.
Among the common symptoms of neurodermatitis are:
- The appearance of broken skin that itch and may amount to more than one.
- The skin that feels itchy texture will be rough or scaly.
- Spots on the skin will look more prominent and red or darker than the surrounding skin.
The appearance of patches on the skin and the pain experienced can occur anywhere, but generally neurodermatitis occurs in the arms, legs, the back of the neck, scalp, wrists and legs, anus, and genital regions such as the skin of the scrotum (pelvic bag) and vulva (female genital lips).
The itchiness that appears can be very strong, coming and going, or continuously without interruption. Immediately contact your doctor if you are scratching at all the painful parts that appear to invade activity and sleep time, and the skin becomes painful and looks infected.
Causes and Risk Factors of Neurodermatitis
The exact cause of neurodermatitis is still unknown until now, but it can occur in people with allergies, eczema, psoriasis, and emotional disorders.
Sometimes neurodermatitis may also appear due to something rubbing or irritating the skin. Insect bites and tight clothing sometimes trigger itching and more carded will be more angena. This condition then develops into neurodermatitis. This disease is also common in children's skin, especially when they can not stop scratching the skin that feels ital.
Some of the factors that increase a person's risk of developing neurodermatitis are as follows:
- Anxiety disorders. Stress and anemia can trigger pain related to neurodermatitis.
- Age and gender. Women are more at risk of neurodermatitis, this situation also appears in patients aged 30 to 50 years.
- Other skin conditions, if there are family members suffering from dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis or similar skin conditions, the risk of developing neurodermatitis is greater.
Diagnosis of Neurodermatitis
Diagnosis is a doctoral step to identify a disease or condition that explains the symptoms and signs faced by the patient. There are two procedures that doctors usually take to diagnose neurodermatitis:
- Physical examination. The doctor will examine the state of skin suspected of neurodermatitis.
- Skin biopsy. The doctor will perform skin sampling to identify the cause of the disease in the patient.
Treatment of Neurodermatitis
Treatment of a patient's neurodermatitis aims to control the pain, prevent the patient to scratch, and address the cause. Some measures of neurodermatitis treatment are:
- Anti-inflammatory cream. If the over-the-counter corticosteroid cream is not effective against neurodermatitis, the doctor may prescribe this type of stronger cream.
- Botox injections (toxin bottles), allegedly able to reduce pain and cleanse the skin on the skin.
- Injectable corticosteroids. The doctor may inject corticosteroids directly on the affected skin of neurodermatitis, this procedure is useful to help the healing process.