Arm Skin Peeling When Scratched?
Hello, why when I scratch my body skin, my arm skin is peeling off?
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Excessively scratching the skin, especially using sharp nails, obviously can make the skin become dry, rough, and peeling. This seems to occur naturally due to irritation and the natural process of skin regeneration. As long as this exfoliation occurs naturally, not to make the skin become injured, feel sore, runny, suppurate, or appear other complaints, this condition is not always dangerous. Often, this condition will improve by itself without the need for special treatment when the skin is no longer scratched.
You can try the following tips first:
If the skin feels itchy, don't scratch too much, let alone use nails
Sprinkle with salicyl powder or apply calamina lotion to the itchy skin so the itching subsides
Avoid contact with substances that often make you feel itchy
Always use clothes that are clean and made from soft and loose
Use a moisturizer so the skin doesn't dry
Do not stay in excessive air-conditioned environments
Expand to drink and consume fruits
Do not exfoliate the skin that has already peeled off
However, if you find exfoliation occurs excessively without a clear trigger, especially to cause skin to become sore, feel sore, runny, festering, or appear more severe complaints, we recommend that you consult yourself directly to your doctor or dermatologist. Some other skin conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, xerosis, fungal infections, contact dermatitis, etc. often trigger this condition and need further treatment so that it does not recur continuously and reduce the quality of your life.
Hope this helps ...