pruritus

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pruritus

[pru̇′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
Localized or generalized itch due to irritation of sensory nerve endings.
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5%) each of Favre-Racouchot syndrome, 2 cases each of Reactive perforating collagenosis and Granuloma annulare, 3 cases of Polymorphous light eruption, 1 case each of Pruritus ani, Pyogenic granuloma and Lupus profundus were seen.
Because most causes of pruritus ani are secondary, treatment should be directed at the underlying etiology.
Psychological assessment of patients with idiopathic pruritus ani.
Xyralid[TM] Cream is indicated for anti-inflammatory anesthetic relief of pruritus (itching) and pruritic eczemas, abrasions, minor burns, insect bites, pain and soreness due to pruritus ani, hemorrhoids, anal fissures and similar conditions of the skin and mucous membranes.
A small amount of capsaicin ointment applied daily significantly decreased itching in chronic pruritus ani, reported Dr.