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How can you tell if a scratch wound on the skin is infected? Area around the wound is pink. Home treatment with neosporin ok?

How can you tell if a scratch wound on the skin is infected? Area around the wound is pink. Home treatment with neosporin ok?

Infected wound: If the wound is having greenish or yellow color fluid/ discharge, along with signs of inflammation like swelling, redness and severe pain; i would consider that to be an infected wound. If you have these signs and symptoms, please get help from your physician. Good luck ! ...Read more

Scratching (Definition)

Scratching is a symptom in which a person runs his fingernails or some other firm object over an itchy part of his skin, while trying to relieve his itching. Scratching an area too much can lead to a skin rash which itches even more. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can lead to ...Read more


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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin that has been scratched raw and is oozing?

Start with topical: antibiotics and dry out with domeboro soaks, both twice a day. if not improving within a few days, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for a scratched cornea?

Any home remedy for a scratched cornea?

Saline & Patch: You can use Normal Saline eye drops (not visine) and cover the eye to llimit the use. If it is still painful in the morning, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sir, my anus starts itching evrytym I can't control I ll scratch .I don wanna c tat worsen anus . Please suggest me a home remedy?

Sir, my anus starts itching evrytym I can't control I ll scratch .I don wanna c tat worsen anus . Please suggest me a home remedy?

Pruritis Ani dx & tx: Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on causes: infection (fungal, parasitic, bacterial, std), local irritants (moisture, soaps, diet, drugs), dermatitis (psoriatic, atopic, seborrheic), cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse, fecal contamination (diarrhea, incontinence). ...Read more

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I have itching around and beneath scrotum, which after i abrade the skin is scratch and I use cologne to clean the area.What is the cause?Treatment?

I have itching around and beneath scrotum, which after i abrade the skin is scratch and I use cologne to clean the area.What is the cause?Treatment?

Don't use cologne!: The cause could be a lot of things - a fungal infection commonly known as jock itch is a likely cause. No one can tell you without seeing it however. Whatever the cause, cologne is only going to make it worse however. It will dry it out and irritate it more. Wash with mild soap and water. Get a jock itch powder at the pharmacy and make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has a some kind of insect bite is swollen and hot no fever but its swollen some discharge i think he was scratching it any advise home remedy?

My son has a some kind of insect bite is swollen and hot no fever but its swollen some discharge i think he was scratching it any advise home remedy?

Warm compresses: A towel soaked in warm water or soaking the area in warm water (as warm as possible but don't burn him) for 10 minutes at a time four times a day will help draw out the infection, keep already draining abscesses open, and help keep it clean but if its getting worse (increased redness, swelling, pus, or fever) he needs to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more