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What causes itchy arms in a person with prurigo nodularis?

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: i suffer from itching. on my arms elbows. i have been diagnosed with porigo nodularis{ i think}
i take metoprlol and valsartan i also take clopidogrel. I am 82 .. have had bypass operaations
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Doxepin

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Prurigo nodularis is an autoimmune disorder.
It is characterised by formation of itchy nodules on extremities and back.
It's good that you are using clobetasol.
I treat such cases with a combination of clobetasol and salicylic acid.
A strong antihistamine like doxepin capsule is also helpful.
Try this for a week and let me know the response.
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
Thank you
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What causes itchy arms in a person with prurigo nodularis?

Brief Answer: Doxepin Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Prurigo nodularis is an autoimmune disorder. It is characterised by formation of itchy nodules on extremities and back. It's good that you are using clobetasol. I treat such cases with a combination of clobetasol and salicylic acid. A strong antihistamine like doxepin capsule is also helpful. Try this for a week and let me know the response. Let me know if you have any other doubt. Thank you