Itching And Reddish Bumps In Winter?
Hello, want to ask. I am 19 years old, studying in Egypt now and again in winter. At the beginning of the winter season, my body really feels itchy, but not yet reddish. But when it gets cold now starts to appear reddish bumps on several fingers, on the neck, on the cheeks, and toes too. The bumps make it stiff, sometimes I like to scratch. Even though I use a blanket, but the outside air is really cold. Do you think it’s because of a cold or animal allergy?
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In your case, if reddish bumps always appear when the weather is cold, or you are in a cold air-conditioned place, then most likely your condition is indeed caused by a cold allergy. In this case, the reddish bump is called urticaria. Benthic urticaria has a variety of sizes and shapes, with a pale color in the middle. Usually this red bump will disappear itself quickly, when an allergic reaction in the body has gone down.
However, reddish bumps can also lead to other medical conditions, such as:
Fungal infections of the skin Lice infections of the skin Congenital skin inflammation / atopic dermatitis Inflammation due to contact objects on the skin / allergic contact dermatitis Insect bites Exposed to tomcat fluid / paederus dermatitis To be sure, of course you should check with a general practitioner to be examined directly. And after that the doctor will provide appropriate treatment according to your condition. If necessary, the doctor will refer you to a dermatologist for further tracking.
As for what you should do is:
If you are allergic to cold, use warm clothing every cold air. Use the air conditioner at room temperature (~ 25-26 ° C), don't be too cold. Help to warm the body by applying warm oil to the body. Bath at least 2x a day, dry the body completely after every bath, especially the fold area so that no fungus growth occurs. Avoid using towels together with other people To relieve itching, you can buy cetirizine-free drugs at the pharmacy, of course, at the direction of the pharmacist. That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and useful :)