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Have sensitive skin, develop scars scratching mosquito bite, tried various treatments not worked

I'm from Malaysia. I'm 27 years old, 5 feet 1 inch tall and 45 kg in weight. I've been having a skin problem since, I would say, my whole life. I have sensitive skin and whenever my skin itches from mostly mosquito bites, I will scratch until they leave marks all over my body. Right now, my legs have the most scars, my arms not as much but nevertheless quite a lot there. When I was little, my mum has brought me to a number of skin specialists but nothing really worked. Tried a few creams/treatments/serums but they didn't work too. I've come to a point where I've almost given up on this. Please help. Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.

After reading your query it appears the possibility of "insect bite hypersensitivity".
It is a common problem which generally occurs in childhood and then subsides by its own in adult life. In some persons it may be continued till adult life also. This occurs because of oversensitivity of the person towards any type of insect bite and especially to mosquito bite.

The best advice to give you in your kind of case is to protect your skin from mosquito bite. This is the best preventive and curative measure to get rid of this problem. It can only be done by wearing complete clothes covering the legs completely.

For the betterment kindly follow the suggestions below:
-Apply over the counter calamine lotion 3-4 times a day.
-You can do cold water compresses to reduce the intensity of itching.
-Do not scratch or rub the skin as it can lead to further aggravation.
- You can take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine under medial advise.

Despite above measures if the problem is not getting better then it is better to consult a dermatologist for best guidance.

Hope these informations will help.

"With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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