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what do you call a skin disease that skin is thicktn then it is very ithcy and it recur?


Posted by elsie

the skin is itchy and it thickensm and it is recurrent. Blackish or bluish in appearance and when dry it is scaly or have crust?
 
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The first thing I should say is for the most accurate diagnosis you need to see a dermatologist as there are a number of different conditions that can cause this and all of them require treatment by a dermatologist.

Any skin condition, when it is scratched or rubbed, can develop the changes that you describe.

Here are some possibilities:

1. Lichen planus - a very itchy skin disease that presents as purplish flat-topped papules that when scratched, thicken and have a crust.  Lichen planus can occasionally be associated with certain internal diseases or medications.

2. Psoriasis - starts out as red or dark, thickened skin with a silvery crust.  Psoriasis is often present on elbows and knees first and then spreads.

3. Eczema - an itchy, scaling skin condition that is associated with allergies, asthma, hayfever and dry skin.

4. Two conditions that arise simply from rubbing or scratching the skin:

 - Lichen simplex chronicus and prurigo nodularis.  In patients with prurigo nodularis, we look for internal causes of itching.

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