Pictures of prurigo nodularis on face

‘Prurigo’ is a related word, which describes the changes that appear in the skin after it has been itched and scratched for a long time. In nodular prurigo these changes look like firm very itchy bumps (nodules) on the skin’s surface.

What does nodular prurigo look like?

‘Prurigo’ is a related word, which describes the changes that appear in the skin after it has been itched and scratched for a long time. In nodular prurigo these changes look like firm very itchy bumps (nodules) on the skin’s surface.

What is prurigo nodule?

Prurigo nodularis. Prurigo nodularis (PN), also known as nodular prurigo, is a skin disease characterised by pruritic (itchy) nodules which usually appear on the arms or legs.

What is Prurigo pigmentosa?

Prurigo pigmentosa. Prurigo pigmentosa is a rare skin condition of unknown cause, characterized by the sudden onset of erythematous papules that leave a reticulated hyperpigmentation when they heal.

What is a nodule of prurigo?

A nodule of prurigo nodularis is firm to the touch. It is usually appears as a large dome-shaped, wart-like growth up to 3 cm in diameter. The lesions start as small, red, itchy papules or rounded skin bumps. Scratching leads to weeping ulcers which crust and scale.

What does a nodule look like?

It is usually appears as a large dome-shaped, wart-like growth up to 3 cm in diameter. The lesions start as small, red, itchy papules or rounded skin bumps. Scratching leads to weeping ulcers which crust and scale. As the nodule ages, it often changes colour – usually brown-black but sometimes pale-coloured.

What is atypical nodular?

It is also known as Hyde Prurigo Nodularis, PN, Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Picker Nodules, Lichen Corneus Obtusus, and Neurodermatitis Circumscripta in an atypical nodular form. The middle-aged to elderly persons are often the persons affected by this kind of skin disease.

How does prurigo nodularis affect life?

Prurigo nodularis can affect the quality of life as the extent of pruritus and nodules can be debilitating and bothersome. The disease does not increase the chances of mortality except in the presence of underlying condition where the onset of prurigo nodularis is a secondary disease.