Hello. I'm 20 year old and I have some important questions. You see, just recently my girlfriend has developed some strange skin condition on her back!
It all started few weeks back with mild itchy feelings but it get stronger day by day. This chronic itching and scratching caused the skin to thicken and have a leather texture. After contacting a dermatologist and skin biopsy examination he determined that she has developed this neurodermatitis. Although he gave her some drugs the things aren’t any better. Please tell me how serious this really is and what else should we try?
Hi. I'm very sorry that your girlfriend must go through all that but these skin conditions are sometimes very difficult to treat. The trigger of this condition could be simple insect bite but the affected place becomes intensely irritated when scratched.
It becomes a chronic form of skin inflammation called dermatitis or neurodermatitis.
Initial treatment could be simple bandaging affected place so the scratching couldn’t damage your skin even more.
Also some Corticosteroids may be injected into skin lesions to reduce itching and redness. One more thing- she should reduce bathing and using soap because dry skin can make it only worse.