How To Deal With Dry Skin, Peeling And Itching That Does Not Go Away?
I have been itchy and like dry skin on the ear skin for more than 2 months, and on my knees too, like a scar, itching dries and peels, when peeling it turns red and even cuts, and repeats again like that, has been given medicine and Abstain but not disappear … What is the best solution and treatment for this pain?
Hello Gina Prayoga,
Itching on the skin is not necessarily due to allergies. There are so many skin diseases that can cause itching complaints. From your complaint, skin lesions that are like dry-peeling, reddish skin, in the ear and knee area, there are several possibilities, including:
Psoriasis Chronic autoimmune disease that results in skin cell regeneration that is faster than normal, resulting in thick scaly skin Symptoms: reddish plaque, cracked-looking skin that bleeds easily, itching or burning like in the skin, thickened skin, skin lines more visible, stiffness and pain in the joints (psoriatic arthritis) The area that is often affected is the extensor parts such as the elbows and laps. But it can also in other areas including the ears or even throughout the body Diagnosis: history of complaints, clinical symptoms, physical examination, skin biopsy Therapy: topical drugs (corticosteroids, vitamin D analogues, retinoids, anthralin, salicylic acid, etc.), systemic therapy ( methotrexate, retinoids, etc.) and phototherapy Treatment is given if there is a diagnosis and is treated by a dermatologist Inflammatory dermatitis. There are many types can be due to atopic, contact with allergens or irritants Symptoms: red bumps, intense itching, dry skin, abrasions and wet because of scratching, skin peeling Can arise in any part of the body Diagnosis: history of complaints, clinical symptoms , physical examination, allergy testing Therapy: topical (corticosteroids), systemic (antihistamines, corticosteroids) In addition to the two diseases above, there are still various skin diseases that can cause complaints similar to what you experience. It is impossible for a doctor to diagnose a disease without doing a direct examination. The best solution for your case is to check with your doctor first, you can also see a dermatologist (considering that your case has been repeated and has been treated before, there is a possibility that the skin lesions are not typical anymore). If a diagnosis has been determined (ask what the diagnosis is so you know too), the doctor will provide appropriate treatment and educate what therapies you need to get and abstinence or certain things that need to be avoided.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.