Why Does Itchiness Dry Out And Cause Scars?
Hello, good evening. I want to ask. For the past few months, my mother’s left leg felt itchy. Due to itching, Mother scratched the leg to cause a scar. I see, the skin of his feet is dry, but he says it feels very itchy at times, causing scars and blackening. Only in the left leg, from below the knee to the top of the foot. How did it happen? Is it because of diabetes or skin disease? Thank you in advance.
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
There are several possibilities that can cause itching symptoms that recur over a period of several months accompanied by dry, blackened foot skin and sores, which often include:
Circumskripta neurodermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin with symptoms of chronic itching / chronic, rash in the form of thickening of the skin due to repeated scratching caused by stimuli that trigger itching, well-defined, itch more often appear at night or when leisure, it is difficult to hold not scratching, generally experienced by the 30-50 years age group
Atopic dermatitis, a chronic / chronic and recurring inflammation of the skin, associated with a history of atopy (asthma, frequent sneezing and runny nose in the morning, eyes often red after exposure to allergenic substances) in patients or families
Allergic contact dermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin due to contact with allergens (for example: latex, pollen of dust plants, house dust mites, sea animal protein) attached to the skin, is related to the immune system's response to allergenic ingredients, usually symptoms appear after exposure repeated with allergenic ingredients
Irritant contact dermatitis, which is an inflammation of the skin due to contact with irritative substances (eg detergents, soap, chemicals, etc.) attached to the skin, not related to the process of immune formation, usually symptoms can appear immediately on initial exposure to irritative substances
We recommend that your mother be consulted directly with a doctor or specialist skin and genitals so that proper evaluation and treatment can be done. In addition to the history and investigations, the doctor may consider supporting examinations if there are indications, for example: skin test for allergy testing. Handling can be given in the form of ointment / cream to be applied to the symptomatic area of the skin, and oral medication to relieve complaints of itching.
As a suggestion, your mother is recommended to avoid the habit of scratching so as not to cause injury to the skin, avoid contact with irritative or allergenic ingredients, bathe with relatively softer soaps (eg baby soap), and use a moisturizer that is appropriate to the type skin (consult directly with your doctor so that you can be helped to choose products that are suitable for your mother's skin type).
To enrich insight, you can read articles about neurodermatitis. Such is our explanation. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.