Whole Body Itching And Joint Pain
Good morning doctor, I want to ask. It’s been almost 1 month my body is itching and red spots almost all over the body and even my head, the doctor’s initial diagnosis is just allergic but it’s not certain the cause because I don’t have any history of allergies … but getting here doesn’t improve and now accompanied by joint pain every morning and will disappear by itself pain then move to another joint … what kind of illness should I be aware of the dock? Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Itching and red spots that are spread almost to the whole body are indeed often caused by allergies. Often, allergic sufferers do not realize that they are allergic. Because, triggers of allergies themselves are sometimes difficult to predict. This allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly considers the entry of certain substances into the body as dangerous, when in fact it is not. Not only itching and red spots, this allergy can also make your body stubborn, swollen, or appear various other symptoms, such as tightness, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, and so on. Joint pain that moves as you experience it may indicate you have an infection. In connection with itching and spots on your skin, this infection can occur secondary to an allergic skin reaction that you have experienced before.
In addition to allergies and secondary infections, your complaints can also arise due to other causes, such as other infections (such as measles, scarlatina fever, dengue fever, malaria, leptospirosis, hand foot and mouth disease, chickenpox, impetigo), rheumatic fever, prickly heat, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, drug eruptions, hormonal disorders, and so on.
To improve, ideally you need to see yourself directly to a doctor or dermatologist. It's just that, considering that currently outbreaks of COVID-19, if there are no serious complaints, you should postpone the examination for your own good. Instead, you can first make the following efforts to improve your complaint:
Take a shower that is diligent and clean, then wear clothes that are also clean, loose, and soft in material
Diligent hand washing and shorten nails regularly
Does not scratch or exfoliate the skin, although it feels itchy
Do not exchange personal items with just anyone
Drink a lot of water
Avoid foods that often aggravate itching, such as eggs, seafood, nuts, chocolate, and other foods that make you allergic
Warm compresses or apply pain relievers to painful joints
On the itchy skin, sprinkle with salicyl powder to ease the itching
Discipline to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle
It's just that, if you have maximally followed the tips above and your complaint hasn't improved, our advice is that you still check yourself at the nearest health facility, don't forget, use maximum protection, keep a distance from the people around you, and increase your personal hygiene so that you do not risk contracting COVID19.
Hope this helps ...