Allergy on legs
Allergy on the legs is a manifestation of the body's allergic reaction to the penetration of the allergen. Itching and skin rashes on the feet and legs are often symptoms of allergies, the culprits of which may be diseases of the hematopoietic system, internal organs and fungal diseases.
An allergy to the feet is often provoked by a fungus, Trichophy tonrubrum, that loves increased humidity and heat, which develops in favorable conditions created by poor footwear with insufficient conditioning. With the defeat of the feet, this type of fungus shows an intolerable skin itch, which, however, can not be combed, since a damaged bacterial infection can easily penetrate into the skin, which will only aggravate the situation. Also, low-quality footwear can include some elements of skin substitutes, which can cause the development of an allergic reaction. Although in some cases, even high-quality, one-hundred percent leather footwear causes the development of allergies (more often peeling, rashes and itching), which is due to the peculiarities of the technology of skin treatment. And by the way, socks are recommended to be worn out of 100% cotton.
Skin manifestations on the legs are not always caused by fungal diseases. This symptomatology can be caused by any allergic reactions of the body, and since allergens in nature are just a huge amount, it is difficult to identify the one that caused the allergy on the legs. First of all, the cause of the allergy should be sought in the chemicals used (washing, cleaning, etc.), medicines and food.
Often, the allergy on the legs is the result of close human contact with animals and such products of their vital activity as saliva, dander and the fur of dogs and cats; feathers and fluff of poultry, etc. If it was accurately established that the allergy on the legs arises from contact with any domestic pets, their content is best abandoned. When this option is unacceptable, for example, if a child is very used to a pet, you should clean the apartment daily, prevent the pet from entering the bedroom and get a good air filter.
An allergy on the legs of a child often develops after switching to artificial feeding and manifests as scaly, itchy red spots. In this case, the development of an allergic reaction was triggered by a malnutrition. In the case of the appearance of this symptomatology, it is not worth taking a decision on the child's further nutrition. Concerning the further ration of the kid it is best to consult a pediatrician.
Often an allergy to the legs is caused by food allergies , and in particular foods such as chocolate, fish, eggs, strawberries, citrus fruits, nuts. Children often have an increased sensitivity to cow's milk.
Allergies on the feet are often provoked by microscopic dust mites, living in soft furniture, toys, pillows, blankets and curtains. In the case of a developed allergic reaction to household (household) ticks, it is necessary to replace all bedding and down pillows with synthetic ones, and treat the room itself with anti-malignant (acaricidal) sprays.
Allergy to the legs must necessarily be treated, however, due to the fact that it is necessary to establish a provoking allergen before the treatment, and this is not a quick process, the reception of antihistamines is shown to alleviate the symptoms. Although they do not cure allergies, they will soothe constantly annoying itching, prevent possible combing and, accordingly, the development of bacterial infection.
In order to protect against infection, and if it is available to reduce the manifestations, it is necessary to carry out certain procedures with the legs. Each time after showering or washing your feet, you should carefully wipe between your fingers, for this you can even use a hairdryer. To wash your feet is recommended in cold or cool water, which will not only prevent the development of fungal diseases, but will also serve as a kind of tempering the body.
In some cases, alternation of drying and moistening of the feet is recommended. The fungus itself and the allergy caused by it on the legs to such procedures are very bad. The procedure is as follows: it is necessary to moisten a piece of gauze with any astringent solution and apply it to the legs for a while, after which, when the gauze dries, they should be wiped dry. Also to get rid of the fungus, antifungal creams like "Lotrimin" and "Tinaktin" are good. In addition to creams, all kinds of powders, which are applied to dry feet and sprinkled inside the shoes, are quite effective. Usually within two weeks, in the case of a systematic recurrence of this procedure, allergy symptoms on the legs pass.
Socks should be changed as often as possible, since if they are constantly wet or dirty, they will not be able to defeat the fungus and accordingly the allergy will fail. After rain or snow, shoes should be dried well. For the destruction of possibly living inside the shoes of microbes inside, you can sprinkle antifungal powder "Tolnafteyt".
If your feet are sweating heavily, you should try changing cotton socks to acrylics, as they can absorb much more moisture. If the allergy on the legs does not pass, you can try to abandon colored socks, as some dyes are very strong allergens.
Allergic manifestations on the feet often give rise to dry skin. To get rid of this, it is necessary to use moisturizers with increased content of vitamin E. Urea is another excellent moisturizer. Putting on your feet twice a day lotion with urea completely rid of the dryness of your feet.