Chronic Scurvy On The Buttocks?
Asalamualaikum r nSorry I have a brother aged 20 years he has a skin disease at that time he had already checked by a dermatologist and was healed then a relapse of scurvy skin disease in the sorry part of the buttocks has not been cured for 3 years already cured I’ve tried using ointment and buying medicine, haven’t had the chance check again at the dermatologist because the cost is quite expensive, what is the solution so that it is cured and does not recur ?? r nThank you, wasallamualaikum
Hello Dimaz, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Scabies is a term used to describe diseases of the skin caused by infection with the scabies mite. This disease is a disease that is very easily transmitted, both to other people and to other areas of the body.
The symptom that can be found in scabies is itching of the skin that gets worse at night. Itching usually occurs in areas of skin folds such as between the fingers and toes, groin, buttocks, armpits, inner wrists, elbow creases, around the shoulder blades, etc.
To manage this disease and prevent recurrence, it is necessary to treat it with an antiscabies cream that is applied all over the body (from the neck down) and leave it for at least 8 hours. This cream is usually applied before bed and left during sleep, then rinsed off when you wake up in the morning. Treatment should be applied to everyone in the house, especially people who live in one room.
In addition to administering drugs, it is also necessary to clean the items used. Items such as clothes, towels, bed sheets, and other items that can be washed, should be washed in hot water before starting drug therapy. Items that cannot be washed, such as beds or sofas, should be wrapped tightly in plastic and kept out of reach for several days.
Anti-rabies drugs must be obtained by prescription and must be used according to instructions from your doctor. Therefore, your brother really should check with a doctor first. Your sibling can go to a general practitioner first (not necessarily a dermatologist). If indeed the general practitioner cannot handle it, then the general practitioner can refer your sibling to a dermatologist. The doctor will confirm whether the disease in his buttocks is scabies (scabies), or other diseases. If it is scabies, the doctor will prescribe the necessary medicines. Before starting therapy, your sibling should make sure to clean things in the house first to prevent reinfection.
Here is an article that you can read about scurvy
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