Itching All Over The Body Due To White Butterflies?
Good evening doctor, I want to ask last night suddenly a white butterfly type insects entered the house after I was kicked out with a broom suddenly my child was itching all over his body and finally everyone at home experienced the same thing, did this is really the result of the butterfly, if it’s true how to spread the butterfly so that the whole family is affected by itching and how to get rid of itching and this also continues until the next day, are there any fine hairs or some kind of poisonous powder from the butterfly sticks to it and can’t be lost on the furniture? Thank you
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Complaints of itching all over the body can be caused by several possibilities, which are often include:
Atopic dermatitis, which is chronic / recurrent and chronic skin inflammation, is associated with a history of atopy (asthma that is characterized by shortness of breath with a loud snoring sound and is usually heavy at night and cold air; allergic rhinitis which is characterized by frequent sneezing and runny nose in the morning, as well as allergic conjunctivitis which is characterized by frequent red eye symptoms after exposure to allergenic substances) in patients or families
Allergic contact dermatitis, which is skin inflammation due to contact with allergenic substances (eg latex, animal protein, plant pollen) attached to the skin, is related to the body's immune system response to allergenic ingredients, symptoms usually arise after repeated exposure to allergenic ingredients
Irritant contact dermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin due to contact with irritative substances (for example: detergents, soap, chemicals, etc.) attached to the skin, is not related to the process of immune formation, symptoms can directly arise on initial exposure to irritative substances
Hypersensitivity to insect bites
An allergic reaction to certain drugs or foods
Scabies, a skin disease caused by a parasitic infection Sarcoptes scabiei, symptoms: skin rashes most often found in the area between the fingers, buttocks, around the genitals, armpit folding, itching especially felt at night, experienced by a group of people who live together, for example boarders or family members who live together
If the complaint is felt to be so disturbing, we encourage you and your family to go directly to a doctor or dermatologist so that it can be evaluated and handled appropriately. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may carry out additional investigations (if indications are found, for example a skin test for allergic testing). Later, the doctor may give a cream / ointment to be applied to the skin that has complaints, and oral medication to help relieve complaints of itching.
As a recommendation, you are advised to avoid exposure / contact with materials that are suspected of triggering itching complaints, ensure that the house and the environment are clean and free of materials that are suspected of triggering complaints, bathing and washing clean clothes regularly, and using relatively mild soap less irritating like baby soap.
To enrich insights, you can read articles about dermatitis. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.