Log In Register

Online clinic on skin conditions - Sept 2018

British Skin Foundation raise money to fund research for cures for skin disease and skin cancer etc
Action Against Allergy (AAA) provides information, advice and support to those made chronically ill through the many different forms of allergy and those who care for them.

talkhealth > Clinics > Online Clinics Index > Online clinic on skin conditions - Sept 2018 > Other Skin Conditions

Other Skin Conditions

Moderator: talkhealth

Nodular prurigo

Postby joollee on Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:32 pm

I have nodular prurigo and I’m taking 20mg methotrexate. It’s working a bit but not entirely and I’m still itching. Can you suggest an emollient or something to help with the itching and something to wash with and put in the bath. I used to be prescribed oilatum but this is no longer prescribed. Thank you.
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:21 pm

Re: Nodular prurigo

Postby Dr Sharon Wong on Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:13 am

Hello. Balneum itch relief cream and balneum plus bath oil can be helpful for itchy dry skin. Other urea containing moisturisers such as Eucerin and Calmurid can also help. I would also suggest taking an antihistamine regularly.
Dr Sharon Wong
Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson
User avatar
Dr Sharon Wong
Posts: 44
Joined: Wed May 10, 2017 11:43 am

Re: Nodular prurigo

Postby Dr Giles Dunnill on Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:21 am

This is a difficult condition to treat. You are on strong treatment in the form of methotrexate which has the potential to gradually settle the condition and you will be under a dermatology service for this to monitor the drug. I would encourage you to stick with it as there is a good chance of improvement in time. Topical agents which can be helpful are Eurax cream, 1% menthol in aqueous cream or eucerin cream. All of these can be bought over the counter or can be prescribed by your GP if you find they help
User avatar
Dr Giles Dunnill
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed May 09, 2018 1:38 pm

Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests