A Prolonged Itching Body That Goes Away When Taking Medication?

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Hello, I am 21 years old. My body has been itchy for almost 5 months. Initially itching around the thighs but now spreads to almost all parts of the body. The first month I just let it go, I thought it would heal by itself but it didn’t heal either, the second month to the third month I had regular treatment. Because I live outside the city I often change doctors, the doctors are general practitioners. Several times were injected and given drugs. One doctor prohibited eating seafood and those containing high protein such as eggs, some said that food was not prohibited because this was a scabies jamus infection. So I was confused that the itching disappeared but when the medicine ran out the itching appeared again. When the itching is worst felt at night, during the day it feels itchy but it’s not as severe as at night. What disease is this? Is it dangerous? What is the alternative cure? Should I consult a dermatologist?

1 Answer:

Hi Irahma21,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

It needs to be clarified beforehand, besides itching, are there any other complaints that you feel, such as bumps, redness of skin rash, fever, dry skin, peeling, and so on? Are there certain things that aggravate or ease your complaint? What medications have you had before?

Itching on the skin that starts from the thighs and then spreads to almost the entire body can occur due to a variety of factors. Some examples of the causes of this itching are:

Scabies (scabies, infection with Sarcoptes scabiei mites) Allergies, for example due to food, medications, weather Atopic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that occurs due to atopic tendencies) Insect or other animal bites Miliaria (prickly heat, inflammation of the sweat glands) Contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with an irritating or allergenic substance) Impetigo (a bacterial infection on the surface of the skin that causes a purulent wound) Fungal infections, for example tinea versicolor, cutaneous candidiasis, Varicella tinea corporis (chicken pox) Neurodermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that is aggravated or triggered by psychological stress) internal organs, such as the liver, thyroid gland, kidneys, Psychosomatic disorders, etc. There are so many conditions that can trigger the itch you have. Distinguishing each of these triggers needs to be done by examining a doctor or skin specialist directly. So, it is not enough to do it with just a brief description as you mention. Itching that gets worse at night may indeed indicate scabies or itching due to allergies (eg cold allergies or dust mites). However, it is still not possible that the itching will arise due to a variety of other causes as mentioned above.

Not only a regular physical examination, determining the cause of itching can also be done with further examinations, for example allergy tests, blood tests, examination of skin tissue samples, and so on. If you have never undergone this series of tests, you should check with a skin specialist right away .. Although generally not dangerous, itching that appears continuously can certainly be very disturbing for the sufferer in activities, and it can also make the skin black due to frequent scratching. .

In the meantime, so that the itching subsides, you can first do the following:

Do not scratch excessively itchy skin, especially with sharp nails Take a bath regularly with antiseptic soap Wash your hands and trim your nails regularly Make sure your environment and your bed are always clean Use clothes made of cool, soft, and absorbent materials Do not change clothes with other people Sprinkle salicyl powder on itchy skin Do not consume excessive food that often aggravates itching, for example seafood, eggs, nuts, or other foods that make you allergic Also avoid excessive stress Drink plenty of water Do not consume anti-itch drugs carelessly without a doctor's prescription. Hope this helps ...

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