Extensive And Reddened Insect Bites?

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At first there was an itchy bump on my hand like an insect bite. Then it spreads as big as a coin followed by red bumps almost all over the body (not much and uneven). The doctor’s diagnosis that I was allergic to shrimp was then given hydrocortizone ointment but it didn’t improve. What ointment can I buy to cure it? thank you

1 Answer:

Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Symptoms of red bumps followed by itching all over the body can indeed be caused by allergies, but not only that. Among the possible diseases with these symptoms are:

Nummular dermatitis. A skin disease characterized by red coin-shaped patches on the skin, itchy, painful and painful. Allergic contact dermatitis. Slightly different from food allergies, this disease is caused by contact with substances that cause allergies, not because they are swallowed. These materials can be body accessories made of imitation materials, detergents, cleaning fluids, and so on. Skin fungal infection. Fungal infections of the skin can give the appearance of itchy red circles. This disease requires antifungal drugs to treat it both topically and by drinking.

So what we want to convey is that if your condition does not improve even though you have used medication from your dermatologist, then our advice is to go back to your dermatologist and tell him that your symptoms are not improving. Your doctor may perform another examination using a purple light or take a small part of the lump to examine under a microscope. Another possibility is that your doctor will change or increase the dose of the drug. What is clear, not all ointments you can buy yourself without a doctor's prescription.

While waiting for your next visit to the dermatologist, you can buy calamine powder or lotion to relieve itching, or buy over-the-counter antihistamines at the nearest pharmacy by reading the instructions first. In addition, avoid warm baths, avoid foods that are suspected of causing allergies even though they have been processed and only a little, and cold compresses on the itchy part to relieve symptoms. Get well soon.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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