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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
KEEPS SCRATCHING: You keep scratching because you are itchy! how long have you been itching? Do you take any medications? Have you changed your soap or detergent? Has a ... Read More
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See doctor: corneal scratched need to by assessed by physician to establish the severity of the injury and advise the proper management
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Corneal abrasion: if it is just a scratch and there is no foreign body in it then nothing needs to be done. may need anitibiotic drops at the best. suggest review by do ... Read More
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It depends: If you just did this, and it is not bleeding , you can keep the eye closed for 12-24 hours and expect complete healing. If the scratch was with an ir ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Itching: Could be from itching at night. Make sure no bedbugs. If having itching in the morning please see a doctor to evaluate for the cause. Some people ha ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Best healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: on the depth of the scratch, what type of tissue (like face versus foot) or surface (flat surface vice a joint) it is on, if the wound was clean & ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: The body heals in it's own time.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Gentle pressure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Neosporin: Keep it clean. Often neosporin or other antibiotic creams will keep it moist and help healing, and minimize scarring. After it is healed, applying top ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Itch/scratch cycle: Physical stimulation may release more histamine.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
2 to3 weeks : It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks with antibiotics.

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