Itching Accompanied By A Red Rash On The Skin?
Hello, since last week my skin keeps on itching. The itching was like being bitten by an insect at first in the elbow (right in the joint) and then when the one on the elbow began to subside, the itching appeared again on the leg (little finger of the right leg). Then after that it appears on the left arm near the folds of the arm and this time on the back of the left arm above the elbow. The itching continues like this, doesn’t stop, and keeps moving. The itchy part looks red rather wide, not like being bitten by a mosquito just at that point, hot, and a bit hard when pressed. Is it just insects, or is there a skin disease that is dangerous, huh? Thank you very much..
Complaints of itching accompanied by a red rash on the skin can be caused by several factors, including:
Atopic eczema Contact dermatitis Hives neurodermatitis Fungal infections of the skin Insect bites Xerosis / very dry skin Heat rashes Other medical and psychological conditions: diabetes, kidney problems, hepatitis, depression, anxiety Have you noticed any time itching and red rash appears or after you have consumed something or wearing something? To help reduce complaints, you can do the following tips:
Try to pay attention to whenever complaints arise and what are the factors that trigger itching Avoid factors that trigger itching Try not to scratch the itchy skin If you are not allergic to cold, you can compress the itchy part with a cold compress to reduce itching Use calamine lotion to reduce itching Use hypoallergenic soap Take care skin moisture Get used to a healthy lifestyle Avoid stress If you feel itching more and more often even though you have kept your skin clean and you have also implemented the tips above, I suggest that you check with your doctor directly so you can see the condition of the rash and if necessary blood tests, allergy tests, or skin scrapings are done to determine the cause of the itching you are experiencing. If the cause has been confirmed, then you can be given more optimal follow-up treatment. The doctor may give you an antihistamine medication to reduce itching along with treatment to treat the cause of the itching.
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dr. Devika Y