Swollen On The Buttocks Scratched Bleeding?
I want to ask . So this is how I started on my menstrual period, I used Softex, which was 40cm at first, my butt was itchy. When I scratch it is watery and smells bad but sometimes the bumps are dry like scaly. I shared it with my friends, some said it was allergic to sanitary napkins, some said that if you scratch it, it’s Herpes. I want to ask what disease I actually have
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Allergic reactions on the skin can indeed cause the skin to feel itchy, bumpy, scaly, watery, and give off an unpleasant odor. These complaints occur due to inflammation of the skin caused by the immune system's mistake in thinking that a substance in contact with the skin is dangerous, when in fact it is not. These allergic reactions can sometimes be severe enough to cause the skin to swell or blister. In the medical realm, this condition is known as allergic contact dermatitis. Not only pads, this allergy can also be triggered by contact with certain clothing materials, soap, condoms, sexual lubricants, or other substances.
In addition to allergies, complaints in your buttocks can also occur due to other triggers, for example:
Tinea cruris (fungal infection) Folliculitis (hair root infection) Impetigo (bacterial infection) Scabies (scabies, Sarcoptes scabeii mite infection) Irritant contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with an irritant substance) Seborrheic dermatitis (skin inflammation that makes the skin scaly like dandruff) Drug eruption (a manifestation of hypersensitivity to a drug that appears on the skin) Herpes zoster (Varicella zoster virus infection) Genital herpes (Herpes simplex virus infection) Neurodermatitis (chronic skin inflammation triggered or exacerbated by psychological stress), etc. Excessive scratching of itchy skin can triggers irritation causing bleeding sores on the skin. Not only that, if the hands you use to scratch are not clean, then your buttocks skin may also experience secondary infections which make complaints more difficult to heal.
Therefore, you should check yourself directly to a doctor or a skin specialist. Generally, it is enough to administer topical drugs (topical drugs) or oral medication, your complaints will be successfully resolved.
In the meantime, you can improve the cleanliness of your buttocks area, namely by:
Clean it properly after every shower and after going to the bathroom. Dry it when wet or sweaty. Wear soft, not tight, sweat-absorbing pants. Change your pants regularly. Don't wear pads that contain irritating ingredients. Change pads at least once every 4 hours while menstruating.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah