Causes And Ways To Treat Itching In The Waist And Abdomen In Children Aged 7 Years?
I want to ask, my 7-year-old son has itchiness in the waist and then spread to the stomach but does not connect, at first I thought leprosy but for a long time his skin became hard and stained, wanted to ask about the disease and how to treat it ??? Thank you in advance
Hello, thanks for the question.
Itching is an uncomfortable feeling on the skin that causes a feeling of wanting to scratch. The causes of this itch are so many, some of them:
Allergic dermatitis or eczema, which is an allergic disease arising from exposure to materials that cause allergic reactions such as dust, food, drinks, and others.
Bacterial infections, such as impetigo
Viral infections, such as smallpox, herpes, etc.
Fungal infections, such as candidiasis, tinea, tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor)
Mite infections, such as scabies
Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, which is a skin disease after contact with ingredients that are allergenic or irritative.
If skin lesions last for a long time and do scratching continuously will cause secondary skin lesions, namely in the form of chronic lichen simplex, where the skin becomes thick and hard due to continuous scratching. This needs to be treated by a dermatologist if it is very disturbing. The doctor will do a thorough examination and additional examinations such as skin scrapings if needed. Handling can be with topical medications such as ointments, creams, lotions, or oral medicines to reduce complaints. It is recommended to use a cold compress if it feels very itchy, avoid scratching the area of the lesion, avoiding triggers, and engaging in a healthy lifestyle.
Thus, hopefully it helps.