Itchy Spots Like Caterpillars On A Child’s Skin?

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My child has freckles, like a caterpillar, sometimes it disappears, sometimes itchy, he said, what do you think the medicine is?

1 Answer:

Hello Rama,


Recurrent itchy spots or bumps may be urticaria / hives. Hives are a skin reaction in the form of reddish wounds that feel itchy sting. Hives can be triggered by various factors such as cold, food, animal hair, dust, pollen, insect bites, side effects of drugs, stress, and liver disorders.


In general, the handling of biduran is by preventing or avoiding the trigger of biduran. If symptoms appear biduran, to reduce itching can be given calamin lotion first. If the complaint does not improve, the doctor will give antihistamines and corticosteroids if needed.


However, in addition to biduran, complaints of spots and itchy bumps can also be caused by other conditions such as eczema, contact dermatitis, scabies, and fungal infections in the skin. To ensure the cause of itchiness requires a direct examination by the doctor so the doctor can see and assess the patient's skin condition.


For the time being you can do the following tips first:

Try to pay attention and note whenever the child experiences itching and spots on his skin, for example whether during cold weather, lots of dust, near animals, or after consuming certain foods
If you already know the possibility of the originator, try to avoid these triggers
Give calamin lotion if necessary to reduce itching
Keep your child's skin clean
Give comfortable and loose clothing to children
Cut the child's nails so as not to hurt the skin if the child accidentally scratches the skin

If itching often recurs or when itching recurs there is no improvement with the tips above, you should check your child to the doctor directly so that it can be seen and ascertained the cause of itching. Furthermore, your child can be given more optimal treatment in accordance with the results of the examination yes.


Hope it helps you,


Thank you

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