How To Deal With Blackened And Thickened Neck Skin?
What is it and how to eliminate it, how can it be treated like that using BPJs in the skin
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Neck skin that looks blackened and thickened can be a common result of chronic irritation of the neck skin, such as excessive friction or scratching. This condition can be seen more clearly in people who are obese, so that many folds of fat are deposited around the neck. Sun exposure to this area can also cause the skin to darken even more.
Not only that, but the neck skin area can become darker and thicker due to other causes, for example:
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin when the skin is injured and inflamed)
Neurodermatitis (chronic skin inflammation triggered or exacerbated by psychological stress, can cause the sufferer to want to scratch the skin again and again so that it becomes thick and black)
Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that causes scaly skin like dandruff)
Lichen planus (an autoimmune disorder that causes skin, hair, nails, and mucosa to become inflamed)
Build-up of dead skin cells (for example due to unclean baths)
Hyperkeratosis (excessive deposition of skin protein on the surface of the skin, can occur due to infection, irritation, genetic disorders, mechanical injury, chronic inflammation)
Thyroid gland disorders, and so on
It needs to be clarified first, what exactly is the cause of your complaint, whether it is a natural or the result of a certain disease. If your complaint is purely due to normal conditions, for example due to excessive friction or a buildup of dead skin cells, of course this treatment does not need to be handled directly from a doctor. You can do the following tips to improve your complaint:
Bathing more diligently, make sure you clean your neck area well
Dry your neck properly after showering, do not rub too much
Use comfortable clothes, do not have a collar that is made of rough material so as not to cause excessive friction in the neck area
Use sunscreen when you are about to do activities, especially outdoors
Maintain ideal body weight
Do not scratch the neck area excessively
Expand to eat vegetables, fruit, and also water
Do not smoke
If with the steps above your complaints don't seem to get better in 1 to 2 weeks, there's nothing wrong with seeing your doctor or dermatologist directly to be re-evaluated as to what is the best treatment to deal with your complaint. Regarding your question, can BPJS cover the treatment of your complaint, we suggest that you ask the authorities directly, namely BPJS officers who stand by at the health facility where you have yourself checked out.
Hope it helps ..