The Cause Of Body Swelling After Scratching?

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Good afternoon ,, I want to ask my body if I scratched it swelling, is it an allergy or what?

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Hello Ratna, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Before that, I want to confirm first whether the swelling you mean occurs in the area of ​​skin that is scratched and will disappear on its own after a while or the swelling in a large area and remains?


If what you mean is swelling in the area of ​​the skin that was scratched and then disappears after a while, then the condition is called dermographism. Dermographism is the tendency for the skin to become swollen and red when the skin is rubbed or scratched. The swelling occurs in the area that was scratched. Dermographism is a form of physical urticaria (a red, swollen rash defined on the skin that occurs due to physical stimuli). Another example of physical urticaria is a red, swollen rash that appears when sweating, exposure to heat, exposure to cold, or exposure to the sun.


Dermographism does not always cause significant symptoms. In some sufferers, dermographism only causes swelling in a limited area of ​​skin that is subjected to friction and will go away on its own in a few minutes to a few hours. In some people dermographism can give some annoying symptoms such as large swelling and itching, burning sensation in the skin, or swelling that lasts for days. In this condition, antihistamine drugs can be given to reduce symptoms. Some other remedies that can reduce symptoms include using creams containing oatmeal extract, tea tree oil, aloe vera to help relieve itching and swelling.


In general, therapy for dermographism is to avoid the causes of the appearance of this dermographism. In some people, dermographism can appear triggered by hot or cold weather, food, stress, or certain drugs. Identify and avoid triggers to avoid recurring symptoms of swelling on the skin.


The following is an example of an overview of dermographism:

If what you mean is that your skin becomes swollen over a large area after you scratch and the swelling persists causing symptoms such as pain, redness, and a feeling of heat on the skin, then you probably have an infection of the skin. The infection can enter the skin through a small cut that appears on the skin when you scratch. If indeed this condition is what you are experiencing, you should check with a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment.

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dr. irna cecilia

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