Skin Itching And Swelling After Scratching?

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Good evening, I’m 21 years old Sindy. I want to ask me after eating eggs, sea fish, and so on. After eating my skin feels itchy, it’s itchy, after scratching it, it becomes red, swollen like that, it continues to sting again. But whether eaten or not the food still itches and stings on my skin. The usual medicine that I take is DEXAMETASON or any kind of medicine called DEXA. After taking the drug the itching and stinging disappeared. So what I want to ask is what is this disease? Allergy or skin disease and what is the cure? At that time, I had a consultation with a dermatologist, he said that he had lice. And he told me to continue to go to the dentist. He said that my tartar should be cleaned because the swelling that arose after scratching would not go away.

1 Answer:

Hi Cindy,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

One of the most common causes of itching, burning, redness, and swelling of the skin is an allergic reaction. This condition can occur as a result of being triggered by contact, inhaling, eating, or other exposure to allergens. As for the triggers of this allergy can vary widely and are individual, cannot be generalized to each person. However, some substances that are known to trigger allergies are cold temperatures, dust mites, animal hair, seafood, eggs, certain drugs, pollen, and so on. This allergic reaction can not only appear on the skin, but also cause the sufferer to feel other complaints, such as nausea, shortness of breath, diarrhea, dizziness, and even anaphylactic shock.


The appearance of allergic skin reactions as you experience in the medical realm is known as atopic dermatitis. This condition is susceptible to people who are genetically predisposed to atopic, including people with bronchial asthma or allergic rhinitis. This genetic predisposition also increases the skin's sensitivity to exposure to extreme environments, irritants and other allergens. There was no association between untreated tartar and the incidence of atopic dermatitis. Therefore, it needs to be clarified again, in what context does your doctor recommend that you do the tartar cleaning?


Often times, the symptoms of atopic dermatitis can be confused with several other types of diseases, for example contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with an irritating or allergenic substance), skin infections (for example due to bacteria, viruses, or fungi), insect bites, psoriasis (autoimmune disorders which causes chronic inflammation of the skin), drug eruptions, and so on. Therefore, before giving careless treatment, especially for a long or repeated period of time, you should first check your complaint with a skin specialist. If the complaint recurs very frequently and greatly affects your quality of life, your doctor will likely recommend that you undergo an allergy test, blood test, or other tests to determine the best treatment. Treatment can later be done through drug administration, or other medical measures, such as light therapy, immunotherapy, and so on.


All you need to do at this point is:

Do not scratch excessively the skin that still feels itchy or sore
Always wear clothes that are cotton and absorb sweat
Bathing regularly using normal temperature water (warm water can exacerbate the itching sensation, while cold water can make inflammation in the skin expand)
Not changing clothes with other people
Stay away from stress and get plenty of exercise --- this action is believed to reduce allergy symptoms
Stay away from exposure to substances that are irritating and allergenic to the skin (including eggs, seafood, and other substances that often trigger your complaints)
Drink more
Apply a moisturizer to the skin to keep it from drying out - dry skin is more prone to itching and inflammation
If the itching returns, before taking the drug, give topical treatments, for example salycil bedal or calamine lotion.

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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