Causes Of Bumps And Itching On The Skin Of The Arms And Thighs?
Hi. like this, I just shaved my hair on the hands and thighs and not after a few days I felt itchy and also had bumps in that part, do you think there is a connection or not? If there is, I can ask for advice so that the bumps disappear and the gatan is gone, thank you
Hello Melia Melia, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Actually shaving hand and thigh hair is not an activity that is risky to health, but it is often when the way to use the razor is incorrect and not hygienic, the use of certain chemicals when shaving or lack of hygiene that is maintained after shaving. These things can cause the skin to experience bumps and an itchy sensation. This is because there is a high probability of a bacterial infection that enters the hair roots or skin pores that are open and irritated, resulting in rashes accompanied by itching.
The cause of bumps and itching on the skin of your arms and thighs is probably due to folliculitis, which is an infection by bacteria that occurs at the roots of the hair. The infection that occurs triggers an inflammatory reaction, in which a swelling will appear accompanied by pain / itching, and sometimes there is a white peak which indicates the presence of pus contained in the inflamed skin.
Apart from the possibility of folliculitis, another possibility that can occur is contact dermatitis (due to contact with an allergen which may come from the lubricant used before shaving, or lotion used after shaving), or it could be due to other diseases such as scabies. (scabies) due to a parasitic infection in the form of lice that make a place to live in the dermis / skin layer.
It is better not to scratch your skin with bumps and itching frequently and too strong, because it will only worsen the condition of the bumps that occur, use a moisturizer that is safe for your skin, avoid using cosmetic or skincare substances that contain fragrances and high alcohol, get enough fluids so that the skin does not get drier and irritation / infection does not get worse. If you feel that within 2 to 3 days there is still no change, then you should immediately see a dermatologist to get the right treatment according to the cause.
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