Prevention of winter skin pruritus in the elderly
Itchy skin is more common in the elderly over 60 years old.
Because the elderly generally have skin atrophy, thinning, less sweat, and lack of sebum lubrication, and are susceptible to the stimulation of the surrounding environment, causing itching.
The typical symptoms are itching of the thighs, which gradually spread to the calves and even the whole body.
At this time, before going to bed, when the underwear is taken off, the warm body is stimulated by the cool air in the room, and it immediately causes itching.
The incidence of pruritus in the elderly in winter is also related to some lifestyle habits.
Some old people love to bathe with hot hot water, and the bathing time is too much repetition, plus the use of alkaline soap or medicated soap, so that the already dull skin promotes the moisturizing of sebum.
Therefore, the number of bathing for the elderly in winter should not be too much, generally on average once a week; the water temperature should not be too high, should be kept at around 50 °C; do not use alkaline soap or medicated soap, should choose neutral skin care bath soap.
Many elderly people in the diet, in the winter is still insisting on vegetarianism, fear of eating high-fat food.
In fact, this is not good for health.
姨 can produce energy to help people resist the cold and moisturize the skin.
Therefore, moderate intake of high-concentration foods can prevent the occurrence of pruritus in the elderly.
Moreover, micro-foods are beneficial for the replacement of vitamin A and vitamin E, which have the effect of dry and aging skin.
Some old people especially like to drink in the winter, intended to keep out the cold.
However, body heat after drinking is only temporary, and more will dry the skin.
Of course, other spicy foods are also the same, especially the hot pot, which makes people easy to get angry and is very unfavorable for skin care.
One more thing, the elderly in winter should drink plenty of water, and drink two liters of water a day to replenish moisture and moisturize the skin.
As long as you pay attention to the above points, you can prevent winter pruritus in the elderly.
In terms of treatment, it is generally symptomatic.
Itching is very good, you can take some sedatives.
You can also prepare a topical medicine yourself, take 28 ml of glycerin, 14 ml of 75% alcohol, and add water to 100 ml Serve.
It can be rubbed at any time and is especially suitable for dry skin.
Traditional Chinese medicine, oral administration of blood-supplementing drugs, external use of traditional Chinese medicine decoction, commonly used formula: Kochia scoparia, Xanthium, Cnidium, Sophora flavescens 50 grams, into the gauze bag, after boiling, add appropriate amount of water to reach the appropriate temperatureWash the skin with itching, every 20-30 minutes, once a day or once every other day.