The Cause Of Itching Does Not Go Away?
I want to ask, Sdah 2 months I experienced itching all over the body ,, especially at night itching increasingly felt ,, Itching attacked my son and my husband too … I have been treated by a doctor and given the drug cetrizine, initially it began to disappear, but long over time it doesn’t work anymore taking the medication … Already a variety of drugs and ointments that I use ,, Long enlighten her how to get itchy can be cured ?? Thank you
Hello, thanks for the question.
Itching is not a disease, itching arises due to symptoms from other diseases, which causes discomfort in the skin and a desire to scratch. The causes are numerous, could be due to local causes on the skin to systemic causes involving other parts / organs of the body. Some things that can cause itching include skin diseases, due to infections (fungi, bacteria, viruses, or parasites), dermatitis, psoriasis, insect bites, etc., due to allergic reactions or irritation due to contact with materials or substances that are cause irritation and allergic reactions, can also be due to systemic diseases, for example due to liver disease, kidney failure, anemia, malignancy, diabetes, etc., or due to skin conditions that are too dry so that the nerves are more sensitive to itching, and can also due to psychological factors. These itchy complaints will generally still occur if the underlying disease or the cause of the complaint is not resolved. Therefore, to find out the cause and determine the appropriate treatment, you should consult a doctor if itching complaints are felt to be disturbing, do not improve with treatment, have been going on for long, and often repeat. To enforce a skin disease, doctors need to conduct question and answer and direct physical examination to see the location, type, and characteristics of lesions that arise, and may also need some additional examinations, such as gram scrapings, examination under a microscope, examination with lights, etc. etc to help establish the diagnosis. To reduce itching complaints, antihistamine / anti-allergic drugs prescribed by your doctor can be consumed, and several other things you can do to reduce complaints include:
Avoid scratching the itchy area of the skin because it can cause sores and infections in the scratch
Cold compresses to reduce itching
Keep the body clean and skin moist, use a skin moisturizer if necessary
Find out the trigger factors and then avoid them so that complaints do not appear or recur.
Thus, hopefully it helps.