How To Deal With Itching Behind The Knee That Does Not Go Away?
Hi I want to ask, I experienced itching in the area behind the knee, which a month can not heal despite using the drug ointment miconazole nitrata 2%.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Itching on the skin, regardless of its location behind the knee or not, can occur due to various causes, including:
Fungal skin infections
Bacterial skin infection
And it could also be other causes depending on clinical appearance and examination results. In your case, miconazole is an antifungal drug. Meanwhile, if you appear itchy after eating fish or egg food, then your condition is likely caused by allergies. So it is clear that the medicine does not work well, because allergic drugs are not the same as antifungal drugs. Miconazole is often prescribed to treat itchy skin conditions, but that is only for itching caused by fungus. Meanwhile, if allergic, and several other conditions that we mentioned above, have their respective treatments.
Therefore, if you have not previously checked yourself into a doctor, check with your doctor. If you have checked before but only to the general practitioner, this time check with a dermatologist. And when it comes to a dermatologist, return to the same doctor to evaluate and control the progress of healing. If you don't feel comfortable or confident with your dermatologist, you can switch to a dermatologist, but the point is that a direct examination is important. Because as you can see, there are many possibilities that can happen. The handling you will receive later will be adjusted to the results of this inspection.
In the meantime, make sure your nails are kept short, don't scratch the area, compress with a cold compress, sprinkle salicyl powder or apply calamine lotion, stop taking miconazole if it's not prescribed by your doctor, and get yourself tested immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.