Essential Dermatology for GPs. The Itchy Patient Lucy Scriven. Itching may be due to an underlying skin condition Eczemas Scabies, lice, threadworms Psoriasis (sometimes) Insect bites Exanthems Lichen planus Nodular prurigo Bullous pemphigoid Polymorphic light eruption.
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The Itchy Patient
Pruritus = Itchy skin in the absence of any obvious dermatological condition
Localised Pruritus – 2 conditions which cause localised areas of itching / burning
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maximum qds over 2wks.
Treat for 8 wks
Or try gabapentin or low