Vitamin C To Treat Allergic Skin?
Tonight, I want to ask whether the medicine for skin asthma should be taken? Is it good to take vitamin C? If good, I ask for advice, what brand of vitamin c should be taken by adults? And what else is medicine? Thank you for answering my question
Hello Putri Azizah, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Actually I am a little less understanding with the questions you ask. In the world of medicine there is no term skin asthma. Ashma is an inflammation that occurs in the bronchi (respiratory tract), so that narrowing occurs in the area and will cause shortness of breath. In understanding there will be no asthma on the skin. The skin is the outermost organ of the body that functions as a barrier / body with external contact.
But I can conclude that you mean is allergic to the skin. Because in some ordinary people asthma is only caused by allergies, so maybe this term you misinterpreted.
Allergic skin diseases are caused by many things, but diseases that often occur are allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and urticaria.
Of the several diseases above almost all have complaints of itching and discoloration of the skin, but the difference is the cause of the complaint. In contact dermatitis, there must be a history of direct exposure to an object / substance after which causes symptoms (soap, watch, alcohol, detergent, etc.). Atopic dermatitis is not yet known exactly, but it is strongly suspected that it happened due to changes weather, food, animal hair, etc. Whereas in urticaria a reddish rash will appear usually triggered by cold air.
In handling several diseases above, there are several principles of the same treatment. At the time of coming to the doctor, the doctor will do a direct skin examination, and see differences in skin formation in each disease. After the diagnosis is established the doctor will give you allergy relief drugs such as the anti-histamine group, steroids can be given in severe allergic / life-threatening conditions.
Vitamin C is very much found in fruits. At present there are many beverage packages / vitamin supplements that offer many functions of vitamin c. According to the literature there is no function of vitamin C as a healer / handle cases of allergies. However there are some benefits of vitamin c for the face / skin, among others:
Produces collagen Prevents free radicals. Reducing the risk of skin cancer. Brighten face and skin. Protect skin from damage caused by sun exposure. However, we should not consume more than 2000 mg of vitamin C in adults (aged> 18 years). The worrying effect of excessive consumption of vitamin C is that it increases the kidney's workload.
Right now what you can do is:
Maintain your healthy lifestyle. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Consumption of multivitamins in accordance with doctor's advice, regarding the dose and amount. Eat fruits, vegetables, and fiber as your main source of vitamins. Consult your doctor if you experience complaints such as stomach upset, nausea, and vomiting after taking vitamins. So many answers from me, hopefully answering.
Thank you very much, and always healthy :)