Overcoming Prolonged Itchy Skin At Night?
I want to ask. Why am I lately when at night my skin itches like a hives. I once tried not to eat foods that I thought made me allergic, but the results remained the same, at night my skin must have itched. The treatment that I usually do is just not scratching the itchy area and applying wasp oil and herocyn powder on the itchy part, and tomorrow it will definitely heal. What disease do I have? Am I allergic? Because by chance my father had an allergy to foods such as chicken and shrimp. Thanks
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Hives or bumps that appear suddenly and feel itchy are terms that are often used by lay people to refer to urticaria. This condition is an immunological reaction to the skin with symptoms of bumps, reddish, well-defined, appearing suddenly, can disappear slowly within 24-48 hours, and usually there are accompanying symptoms of itching / stinging / like being stabbed. Triggering factors include contact with allergens (for example: latex, dust, house dust mites, marine animal protein, plant pollen), exposure to cold air, or the side effects of using certain drugs (example: antibiotics). However, there are also several other possibilities that can cause symptoms similar to urticaria, including:
Hypersensitivity to insect bites
Atopic dermatitis, which is chronic / chronic and recurrent skin inflammation, is associated with a history of atopy (asthma, often red eyes after exposure to allergenic substances, frequent sneezing and runny nose in the morning,) in patients or families
Allergic contact dermatitis, which is skin inflammation caused by contact with allergenic substances attached to the skin, related to the immune system's response to allergenic substances, symptoms usually appear after repeated exposure to allergenic ingredients
Irritant contact dermatitis, which is skin inflammation caused by contact with irritative substances (eg detergents, soap, chemicals, etc.) attached to the skin, not related to the process of immune formation, symptoms can usually appear immediately on initial exposure to the material irritative
If the symptoms continue to appear repeatedly and are felt to be so disturbing, you are advised to consult a doctor or dermatologist directly so that you can do the necessary evaluation and treatment. The doctor will perform a systematic history, a comprehensive physical examination, and consider supporting examinations if there are indications, for example: a skin test for allergy testing. Handling may be in the form of oral medication or medication to relieve inflammation and / or itching, and creams / ointments to be applied to the symptomatic part of the skin.
As a suggestion, you should avoid exposure to substances / conditions that are known or suspected to be triggers for symptoms, shower and wash clothes regularly, and use relatively softer soaps, for example: baby soap. To enrich insight, you can read articles about urticaria. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.