Can You Tell Me Something about Neurodermatitis?

Q:
Can you tell me something about neurodermatitis?

A:
Neurodermatitis is a neurological skin disorder. It can occur on the scalp, neck, shoulders, wrist, hands, ankles and feet. It is not contagious, and it is not fatal. However, it can be quite itchy.

Symptoms of this condition include:

  • Itchy skin patches
  • Dark patches
  • Leathery skin
  • Thickened skin

Doctors have not found the exact cause yet. Risk factors for it include:

  • Stress
  • A family history of dermatitis

Besides, women who are from 30 to 50 years old are more likely to have this condition.

Key word: neurodermatitis

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