Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed. Eczema is very common, in fact, it affects more than 31 million Americans. This skin condition is not contagious and you cannot catch it from someone who already has this condition.

If you notice changes in the appearance of your skin or if you develop skin rashes and/or irritation, you can consult the best dermatologist in East New York. Please contact Doral Health and Wellness Dermatology Center to schedule an appointment.

Neurodermatitis is a non-life-threatening skin condition and a type of eczema. But unlike the common type of eczema which is atopic dermatitis, which affects the skin in numerous spots, neurodermatitis usually affects one or two patches of skin. This condition rarely goes away, especially if not treated. If scratched too much, it can affect the nerve endings of the skin and can worsen the itching. If you have other types of eczema or psoriasis, you have an increased risk of developing neurodermatitis as well.

The itch caused by neurodermatitis can appear anywhere in your body but it is commonly found in your arms, shoulders, neck, elbows, legs, ankles, and scalp. The itching can be very intense which would result in frequent scratching. The itch is also most active when you are relaxing or getting ready for bed.


Aside from itching and the discolored patches of your skin, symptoms of neurodermatitis can include:

  • Hair loss on the area of itch and where scratching occurs
  • Raised and rough patches of skin
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Open sores and bleeding
  • Infection and pain
  • Scarring and skin lines on the affected area

There is still no known cause for neurodermatitis. However, it is believed that being under extreme stress, anxiety, and depression can make the itch start.  And then the itching never stops even after your mental stress is over. Other possible causes for neurodermatitis can include:

  • Insect bites
  • Nerve injuries
  • Dry skin
  • Tight clothes

Some other diseases can also cause trigger dermatitis, which include:

  • Psoriasis
  • Other types of eczema, such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and statis dermatitis
  • Kidney diseases

You can also be at a higher risk of developing neurodermatitis if you have obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Neurodermatitis rarely goes away without treatment. Your dermatologist will prescribe you medications based on your symptoms and underlying cause. Each treatment plan will be unique, especially for you. Treatments can include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Corticosteroids
  • Antihistamines
  • Moisturizers
  • Capsaicin creams

Neurodermatitis can heal completely, however, you might need to a little time to find what works best for your condition. Although neurodermatitis can clear completely, it can still go back if triggered. So make sure that you stay away from what triggers your condition.

At Doral Health and Wellness Dermatology Center, we have the best dermatologists who can help you take care of your skin. As dermatology experts in East New York, we are dedicated in providing the best services. You can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, to schedule an appointment. You can also call us at 1-347-384-5690 or visit our website at

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