Neurodermatitis can be a complication of eczema when dry and itchy skin is bothersome and irritating. Rubbing and scratching can damage the skin. Neurodermatitis is a condition that occurs when the itching becomes uncontrollable. The more the skin is scratched, the more it itches. In neurodermatitis, the skin, especially on wrists and ankles, turns thick and scaly from all the scratching. The condition can also appear on the thigh, neck, or genitals. Neurodermatitis can be caused by irritants such as chemicals, fabrics, or foods. Stress can also cause neurodermatitis. People with a family history of eczema are at a higher risk, especially women between the ages of 30 and 50. Consult a dermatologist for more information.
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