Itching, Peeling Skin, Red Rash On The Soles Of The Feet And Hands?

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At night, my child often felt itchy on the soles of his feet and hands. The palm of the hand until it peels off at the fingertips. Please explain, whether it needs serious treatment or not, Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Yahri,

Thank you for asking

Compared to other parts of the body, the palms and feet area tend to come into contact with substances that are dirty, rough, and also irritating. In addition, excessive friction, for example when walking, working, and doing other activities can also cause various problems on the skin of the hands and feet.

The skin on the palms of the hands and feet that feels itchy and peeling can occur due to the following conditions:

Xerosis (dry skin)

Allergic contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin due to an allergy to a substance in contact with the skin)

Tinea pedis or tinea manum (fungal infection)
Irritant contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin as a result of contact with an irritating substance)

Seborrheic dermatitis (inflammation of the skin that causes scaly skin that peels like dandruff)

Psoriasis (an autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to become inflamed and regenerate very quickly, causing it to thicken, peel and scar)

Scabies (infection of the Sarcoptes scabeii mite)
Bacterial or viral infections, and so on

In the meantime, you can first try to do the following efforts to improve your complaint:

Wash your hands and feet diligently with baby-quality water
Apply a moisturizer to make the skin of your hands and feet more moisturised
Avoid excessive friction on the palms and feet
Also avoid contact between the soles of the feet and hands with substances that are irritating or prone to trigger allergies (for example, detergents)
Not scratching excessively or peeling the skin of the palms and feet
Do not exchange gloves or footwear with other people
Drink more
Expand to eat vegetables and fruits that are good for nourishing the skin

However, if the steps above do not succeed in resolving your complaint in 1 to 2 weeks, you should check it directly with a dermatologist so that it is given the best treatment.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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