Red, Swollen Skin Accompanied By Itching And Burning?
During the morning, it has been almost half a year since I experienced itching in both my hands and calves. Red puffiness appears accompanied by pain and itching, I have treated more than 5 times but the results remain unchanged and even worse. Even this last 1 month added an itchy head, a lot of scabs that can be peeled but it hurts, * whether it is scabies or dandruff, but it hurts if I pull it up + itching in the anus with lumps around the anal canal, itching and burning. I wonder why, and what should I do, taking the drug has been exhausted several times, but nothing has changed
Thank you for the question.
Itching, swelling, redness, until pain that appears in the area of the hands and calves, to spread to the head and anus can be caused by many factors, for example:
Scabies (skin infection by Sarcoptes scabieii mites, scabies)
Folliculitis (hair root infection)
Erysipelas (Streptococcus bacterial infection in the upper layer of the skin)
Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that makes itchy, dry, scaly skin, like dandruff)
Others, such as cutaneous candidiasis, tinea manum, tinea pedis, tinea capitis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis vulgaris, drug eruption, allergies, lichen planus, insect bites, cutaneous tuberculosis, etc.
There are many possible conditions that can trigger your complaints, can be related to infection or not. But unfortunately, these conditions can not be determined directly without further examination, including physical examinations, allergy tests, blood tests, skin biopsies, and so on. Therefore, if indeed your complaint has been repeatedly treated but does not go away, it's good to check yourself back to the doctor or dermatologist for the best examination and treatment huh ..
In the meantime, the first steps we can recommend are:
Bathing diligently and cleanly, use antiseptic soap
After bathing, dry the skin with a soft, soft fibrous towel, clean, don't rub too much
On itchy skin, sprinkle with salicyl powder
Always wear clean clothing, the material is soft, and absorbs sweat
Do not carelessly exchange personal items, including toiletries and clothing, with others
Boil clothes, sprays, towels and other objects that are potentially contaminated with harmful microorganisms
Also keep your skin from contact with dirt and other substances that are prone to trigger allergies and skin irritations
Do not carelessly take medicine without consulting a doctor first
Do not scratch the skin, even though it feels itchy, especially with dirty and sharp nails
Do not engage in risky sexual activities
Hope this helps ...