Itching All Over The Body Until A Red And Peeling Rash Appears?
Hello, I want to ask. So, like this, my mother had itchy skin until her skin peeled off, it happened on the soles of her feet and hands. It also itches on the body but does not peel only just a red rash. Up to the head of my mother also itchy, like dandruff but has been peeled, it still appears. What do you think the disease is, then what is the cure? Please help, thank you.
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Itchy and peeling skin that occurs in your mother can be caused by the following conditions:
Fungal infections of the skin
Parasitic infections (lice on the skin)
Congenital skin inflammation (atopic dermatitis)
Skin inflammation due to contact with certain substances (allergic contact dermatitis)
Dry skin conditions, for example due to cold temperatures
Autoimmune skin disease (psoriasis)
To ascertain the cause of the complaint, it is better to consult further with a general practitioner. The doctor will further explore the mother's complaint and will carry out a detailed skin examination. If necessary, the doctor will conduct a supporting examination for example skin scrapings to see the cause of germs, as well as blood tests. If deemed necessary, the doctor will refer your mother to a dermatologist.
The things that can be done to improve and prevent worsening of the disease are:
Bathing regularly, at least 2x a day
Dry the body after bathing or sweating
Use thin clothing, soft, and that absorbs sweat
Perform patch tests first every time you use a product that is smeared on the skin. How, by rubbing the product into a little part of the skin and observe about a day after that appears red, itchy, or sore. If there is such a thing, it means your mother is allergic to the ingredients in the topical product.
Avoid foods that cause allergies to your mother
Your mother can consume over-the-counter medications such as cetirizin to reduce itching complaints
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and useful :)