Mina Swofford M.D.
Barbara Sturm M.D.
Rebecca L. Bushong M.D.
2101 Jackson St. #205
Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 683-3160

 

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being.  For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics.  Enter your diagnosis in the search box for valuable material.  The most common skin conditions are conveniently listed on the right side of the page.

You may also access our Vivacare Patient Library for printable handouts regarding skin conditions and procedures by clicking the link below:

www.minaswofford.fromyourdoctor.com

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pruritus refers to the sensation of itching on the skin. It can be caused by a wide range of skin conditions, including dry skin, infection, fungus, other skin diseases and, rarely, cancer. While anyone can experience pruritus, it is more commonly seen among the elderly, diabetics, people with suppressed immune systems and those with seasonal allergies, like hay fever or eczema. Additionally, there is a type of pruritus, called PUPPP (Pruritic Uticarial Papules & Plaques of Pregnancy) that affects pregnant women.

Treatment for pruritus depends on identifying the underlying cause. Your dermatologist will examine the itchy area and may make a small scrape on any rash to collect tissue for diagnostic testing. Typical treatment involves topical and/or oral steroids and antihistamines to help relieve the itch. To avoid pruritus, make sure to follow healthy skin care procedures.


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Mina Swofford M.D.
Barbara Sturm M.D.
Rebecca L. Bushong M.D.
2101 Jackson St. #205
Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 683-3160

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