The Red Spots On The Neck Are Getting Bigger?
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The appearance of a red rash that feels itchy and resembles scales can be a mild condition but can also be dangerous. An immediate physical examination by a doctor is required to differentiate these two conditions.
Some of the possibilities that can cause complaints like your father's are:
Fungal infections, eg tinea versicolor, tinea corporis, candidiasis
Bacterial or viral infection
Atopic dermatitis, and so on
Considering your father's advanced age, you shouldn't delay getting your father checked by a doctor, okay? At this age, your immune system will decrease, so the possibility of a dangerous disease will be greater. In addition to a physical examination, the doctor may also need to carry out further tests, such as allergy tests, laboratory tests, or also taking a skin sample for microscopic examination.
In the meantime, your father can take the following steps first:
Do not scratch excessively itchy skin, especially using dirty nails or hands
Shower regularly 2 times a day
Wear clean, dry and soft clothes
Do not exchange towels or clothes with other people
Calm the mind and avoid excessive stress
Reduce foods that can increase itching, such as eggs, seafood, nuts
Eat more vegetables, fruit and drink water
Temporarily sprinkle salicylic powder or apply calamine lotion on itchy skin to relieve discomfort
Avoid indiscriminate administration of drugs to the elderly without a doctor's prescription
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah