Itching With Bumps And Scaly Skin For 2 Weeks?

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I am an 18 year old male. For about 2 weeks, there were bumps on my body accompanied by itching and also around the folds of the armpits some dry scaly skin appeared. I have tried to treat it with salicyl itching powder and incidal medication but it didn’t have any significant effect, then what else should I do? R nThank you

1 Answer:

Hello Rafinaf, Thank you for the question.


Various health conditions can cause complaints of itching on the skin of the body. The cause must be known in advance so that proper treatment can be given because if you only treat itching complaints, these complaints can reoccur because the main cause has not been addressed. Itching skin can be caused by:

hives
prickly heat
eczema
ringworm
scabies
psoriasis
dry skin
hypothyroidism

If this complaint has been going on for 2 weeks, please see your doctor immediately for further examination and treatment. The doctor needs to find out more about this complaint and perform a physical examination on you. Further treatment will be given by the doctor after knowing the cause.


Also do the following recommendations:

avoid exposure to hot air
use clothes that are thin and easy to absorb sweat
avoid scratching the itchy area
go on a cold express, use salicylic powder, or calamine lotion to relieve itching
use of antihistamine drugs should be according to doctor's recommendations
keep your body clean by bathing regularly twice a day
keep your skin moisturized, use a skin moisturizer after bathing and keep your drinking intake

Hope this information is helpful.


Dr. Aloisia

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