How To Deal With Itching On The Child’s Left Hand?
I want to ask how to treat an itchy child in the left hand area and the doctor said there are caterpillars on the itchy hand…???
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Itching in the hands can have many possible causes, one of which is due to caterpillar bites. In addition to itching, caterpillar bites will generally also cause the skin to experience large bumps and redness that often spreads to feel hot. Generally, this condition is harmless and will improve with proper treatment.
Is it true that the doctor meant a caterpillar bite?
In addition to caterpillar bites, your child's itchy hands can also occur for other reasons, for example:
Tinea manum (hand fungus)
Scabies (scabies, infection with the mite Sarcoptes scabelii)
Contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with an allergen or irritant)
Miliaria (prickly heat, inflammation of the sweat glands)
Folliculitis (hair root infection)
Impetigo (bacterial infection)
Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that causes the skin to appear flaky like dandruff)
Drug eruptions, and so on
You should first explain to the doctor who examines your child directly what is the cause of the itching. After conducting an examination, of course the doctor will also provide the best treatment according to the disease that underlies the itching. If you have given your child medicine from the doctor, but the complaints do not improve, you can check your child back to a dermatologist and genital specialist.
Meanwhile, you can reduce the itching that your child feels using calamine lotion that is applied to the itchy skin. Bathe children regularly and avoid children's skin from contact with substances that can make them allergic or irritating, for example detergents. Get your child used to washing their hands diligently, and not scratching the itchy skin excessively, especially using dirty nails or hands.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah