Sudden Itching All Over The Body.?
Hello, I want to ask. So I am a 21-year-old woman, 7 days ago I suddenly felt itching all over my body while on campus. But initially itching was not accompanied by the appearance of bumps / spots. For additional information, I have no specific food / animal allergies. I am only allergic to dust and usually the effect is only sneezing u0026amp; red nose. Itching that I feel does not know the time, so it can appear at any time. I have been taking the antihistamine cetirizine drug since 3 days ago but it only reduces the itching. Not really cure. And what I realized was the symptoms of itching that I felt became more intense every time I finished eating, whatever it was whether eating rice, chicken, fish, meat, or noodles. I will feel more itchy for a few minutes. After that the intensity will go down even though the itching doesn’t go away. Oh yes, although not directly accompanied by bumps, but in the parts that I scratch afterwards will always leave small red spots like being bitten by mosquitoes / insects. Some spots that have long been brown, but the majority are still red. When I was in first grade in junior high school, I also experienced itching, but the symptoms were different. If it used to be accompanied by bumps and swelling. But does not leave marks on the skin. In addition, he also occurs at certain times, so relapses are not like now that it feels itchy all the time. I used to go to the doctor several times and was only diagnosed with a hot air allergy. But after the drug runs out also does not go away. Because I almost gave up I didn’t take medicine anymore, but after that the symptoms of the itching disappeared by myself until I was 21 years old. I forgot to mention, that I lived with relatives who had chronic itching. But because the symptoms have started to decrease, I could use the same towel with him. And after a while I felt itching in the breast accompanied by small red bumps and like dry skin which was peeling from scratching. I asked him, he said the symptoms were the same. He also itching in the breast. I concluded that I contracted my brother’s itching. But after that I immediately treated with Asepso green soap and ultrasiline ointment. thank God it’s itching and the bumps in my breasts are gone. I also use a separate towel. After that I never felt itching again for several months. But now suddenly I feel itchy, but the symptoms are different from itching in the breast. The itching that is now happening can be in all parts of the body and has been going on for a week. This certainly disturbs my daily activities. Please explain. Thank you
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Itching or pruritus in medical language is something that we often experience. There are times when itching can improve on its own without treatment, sometimes it can only improve after taking over-the-counter medicines. However, sometimes despite taking itching complaints medication still has not improved.
In general, complaints will experience improvement if the causes can be resolved. Taking itching medications such as cetirizin, it will only reduce or eliminate the itching temporarily. Complaints will reappear due to the cause has not been resolved. For that, please know what is the cause of itching throughout your body. Some diseases related to your case, including:
1. Itching is caused by disorders of the gallbladder and bile ducts, such as choledocholithiasis (gallstones).
2. Itching caused by dry skin (cutaneous xerosis).
3. Itching caused by peripheral nerve disease, as in diabetes patients who have complications in the form of peripheral nervous system damage.
4. Itching is caused by psychosomatic diseases that are triggered by uncontrolled psychological stress.
5. Itching caused by skin diseases, such as scabies (scabies).
6. And others.
Therefore, I suggest that you should consult the nearest doctor first. The doctor will dig up a history of illness and health so they can find out the complaints of the participants. Next the doctor will do a thorough physical examination. If the doctor recognizes that there are signs of a serious illness as the cause of your itching complaints, the doctor will refer to a specialist in his field, can be a specialist in internal medicine or a dermatologist, this depends on which direction he is suspecting. Furthermore, specialist doctors will continue the necessary investigations, such as routine blood, blood chemistry, microscopic skin scrapings, ultrasound of the hepatobiliary system (liver and gallbladder) and others. If it can be suspected that the cause, then this cause must be overcome in order to obtain a perfect recovery.
Meanwhile, some things you can do to alleviate complaints, namely:
1. Cut the nails, so that you can prevent scratching if the itchy skin is accidentally scratched.
2. We recommend that you simply rub when itchy, don't scratch.
3. Compress itchy skin with a cold cloth.
4. Avoid bathing in warm water, bathing, using antiseptic soap and other types of skin care that can cause allergic reactions, irritation or cause your skin to become dry.
5. Use a moisturizer after bathing.
Thus hopefully useful.