Allergy To Flip-flops That Never Heals?
Hello … I want to ask, my brother is currently experiencing a rash on the skin of the foot due to an allergy to flip-flops … I have checked several times and received ointment but it heals temporarily heals … after the ointment wears off again itching and redness. … If you may ask for advice, what kind of medicine is suitable for the skin disease in the leg can be permanently gone …. Thank you in advance
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Allergy is a condition in which the body's immune system responds excessively to something that is originally harmless, called an allergen. Excessive response can be in the form of swelling, rashes, itching, redness, sneezing, abdominal pain, runny nose, even for the severe can range from shortness of breath to decreased consciousness. Allergens themselves vary for each person. There are allergens dust, animal hair, nuts, pollen, cold air, bee stings, crabs, milk, eggs, and various drugs and cosmetics.
So far no one knows why someone can experience allergies, and why the allergens are specific to the allergen. Because that is still unknown, so far there is no cure for allergies. In a sense, drugs to eliminate a person's tendency to be allergic to a certain ingredient. There are only drugs to temporarily relieve symptoms. So if the allergen reappears, the reaction will reappear. Or in the case of your brother, if he is allergic to rubber sandals, as long as his body is still exposed to the rubber, he will continue to be allergic. His allergies will only disappear if he doesn't wear them anymore.
In some cases there are people who recover from allergies, such as people who used to have a milk allergy when the baby, the allergies disappear as he grows up. But the loss is lost naturally, and not because of certain drugs, and this is also unknown cause and does not occur in everyone.
So back to the case of your brother, if what you say is again due to your brother's condition still using sandals made from the same, then it's natural, because your brother should avoid the material from being exposed to his skin. However, if so far the use of these materials has actually been avoided, or no longer use flip-flops but the complaint is still persistent, then it is likely not allergic to the cause, but other things, such as water fleas, contact dermatitis, neurodermatitis or others. For this reason, we recommend that your brother go back to the dermatologist to evaluate his condition and provide further treatment. Meanwhile, do not be scratched and compress with cold compresses to relieve the itching. So, hopefully answering your question.