Causes And Treatment Of Body Itching, Red Rashes, Swelling And Soles Of The Soles Of The Feet?
Good morning Doctor, I am very worried for my husband who has been over 1 year old, his body is often itchy, red rashes, pain in the soles of the feet when too tired, swollen in the soles of the feet. 2 Hospitals we have visited. I took blood, I have taken all kinds of medicines but it still doesn’t heal. Doctors say it’s an autoimmune disease. But it’s never clear which autoimmune ?????, can it be explained actually what the characteristics of my husband’s disease are autoimmune categories like what? N dangerous? Trs if you want to check again, where should we go ???? Check what blood ?? Thank you very much in advance. Regards, _Desti_
Thank you for the question.
Normally, immune cells in the body have the duty to protect the body from the entry of microorganisms or foreign substances that are harmful to health. However, there are times when immune cells mistakenly carry out their duties, so that they actually attack healthy cells because they are considered foreign and dangerous, when in fact they are not. This condition is experienced by people with autoimmune diseases. As a result of this immune system error, there can be a variety of symptoms of inflammation that generally do not improve in a short time. Not only that, this immune disorder also makes the work of immune cells in eradicating microorganisms and harmful foreign substances to be ineffective, so patients will be more vulnerable to illness and infection.
Body itching, redness of the rash, and pain and swelling in the soles of the feet are not specifically referring to a certain autoimmune disease. However, several types of autoimmune diseases, for example rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis), vasculitis (inflammation of the arteries), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammation of almost all body tissues, especially joints, lungs, nerves, and kidneys), and psoriasis (chronic skin inflammation that causes cell regeneration to occur more quickly and excessively), not infrequently causing complaints such as your husband. Not only that, itching and red rashes on the body, as well as pain and swelling in the soles of your feet that your husband may experience may also arise due to reasons other than autoimmune diseases, for example allergies, skin infections, contact dermatitis, infections of other organ systems, liver disorders, kidney disorders, thyroid gland disorders, drug side effects, and so on.
Regarding your husband's condition, you should check your husband again to a doctor or a skin specialist, right? Related to the condition, further tests, such as blood tests, allergy tests, skin biopsies, etc. the doctor may also do according to the suspicion of the type of disease. Discuss directly with the examination and treatment that needs to be done on the doctor who examined your husband, because he was the one who knew the most huh ..
The following initial steps might help alleviate your husband's complaints:
Diligent and clean shower
After bathing, dry the skin well, then apply a moisturizer and sunscreen
Don't rub or scratch excessive skin
Don't also exchange personal items with other people
Eat more fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants
Do not carelessly take medication without a doctor's prescription
Position the swollen leg higher during sleep, and compress with warm water to reduce the pain
Get plenty of rest and don't stress too much
Hope this helps ...