Nodular Prurigo treatments in Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly, Pontypridd and South Wales.

Pruritus’ is the medical term for itching. ‘Prurigo’ is a related word, which describes the changes that appear in the skin after it has itched and been scratched for a long time.

In cases of nodular prurigo these changes take the form of firm very itchy bumps on the skin’s surface. These will resolve when the person stops scratching the area, although in many cases this can be very difficult without proper treatment.

What causes Nodular Prurigo?

It is not known what causes NP, or makes the skin react in this way. However, once the skin has become itchy, scratching and rubbing will cause the skin nerve endings to become thicker and cause more itching; this in turn will make the condition worse.

  • Nodular Prurigo may start after an insect bite
  • Patients, under stress, are more likely to scratch. Stress can therefore make Nodular Prurigo worse.
  • Up to 80% of people with Nodular Prurigo are atopic (i.e. have asthma, eczema or hay fever).

If you are concerned about your skin appearance please contact us today on 02920 795775