I am really new to to this site. I am interested in a discussion on Alzheimers disease with related prurigo nodularis. I work in a community where we provide care for Alzheimers patients. Over the past several months several of the residents have developed a "rash". When these residents are sent out to their PMD's they return with a diagnosis of: dermatitis, eczema, papular rash, etc.... This "rash" seems to be spreading and we have had several cultured fro scabbies with a negative diagnosis. A number of steroid creams have been prescribed by their physicians, none of which have really solvd the problem. Several of the caregiving team have also been affected with this same "rash" and are positive that it is scabbies even though there has not been one diagnosis of such, and are extremely upset that the medical community in which we live offers little to no help.
The state and public health dept have also been envolved and can offer no help.
This evening my boss went to her dermatologist and was diagnosed with prurigo nodualris. Does anyone know if this is a related problem with the mental debilitation of the Alzeheimer's disease? I know that it is affects the peripheral nerves as with shingles, and is a histamine over production.
Does anyone know anything about any relation?
Can anyone HELP????
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