Itchy Hands After Holding Silk Worms?

Hello doctor, I want to ask. I feed the fish using silk worms and I hold the silk worm directly. What is itchy on the hands and every day itch extends due to holding the silk worm. And what to cure for recovery. Thanks doctor

1 Answer:

Hello Manto,

Thank you for the question.

Contact with silk worms in sensitive people can trigger allergic reactions that make itching, or in the medical realm called allergic contact dermatitis. Itching after contacting silk worms can also be caused by worm bites that trigger inflammation.

In addition to the two conditions above, itching on your hands can also occur due to irritant contact dermatitis, skin infections, neurodermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, drug eruptions, allergic to other substances, stress, excessive anxiety, cholinergic urticaria, and so on.

Try to avoid direct contact with the silk worm, for example by using gloves when handling the worm. Do not also scratch your itchy hands, apply calamine lotion on your itchy hands, diligently wash your hands, and do not carelessly give medicines to your itchy hands without direct advice from your doctor.

If with the above efforts your itching persists, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the doctor or dermatologist to be given the right treatment huh ..

I hope this helps.

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