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What is neurodermatitis?

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Neurodermatitis is a skin condition that’s also known as lichen simplex chronicus. It causes patches of itchy skin that lead to scratching, which makes you feel even itchier. The condition isn’t contagious. It may be due to something that irritates your skin, like a bug bite or tight clothes that trigger the itch-scratch cycle.

SOURCES:

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Molluscum Contagiosum.”

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Scabies.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Scabies.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriasis,” “General Psoriasis.”

Drexel Medicine: “About Contact or Irritant Dermatitis of the Vulva.”

University of Michigan Medicine: “Vaginal Rashes and Sores.”

Mayo Clinic: “Neurodermatitis.”

CDC:  “Syphilis-CDC Fact Sheet,” “Genital Herpes-CDC Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Molluscum Contagiosum.”

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Scabies.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Scabies.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriasis,” “General Psoriasis.”

Drexel Medicine: “About Contact or Irritant Dermatitis of the Vulva.”

University of Michigan Medicine: “Vaginal Rashes and Sores.”

Mayo Clinic: “Neurodermatitis.”

CDC:  “Syphilis-CDC Fact Sheet,” “Genital Herpes-CDC Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

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