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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

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If bitten by a dog &: wound is minor - wash w soap & water, apply antibiotic ointment & cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in last 10 ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Pain, tearing: A corneal abrasion will result in significant pain and the feeling that there is something in the eye. The eye will become red and tear. Depending on ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Pain, red eye, blur: Most corneal abrasions are caused by known injuries, like a fingernail, piece of paper, hairbrush etc striking the front of the eye while the eye is o ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Pain: Pain and tearing, with some light sensitivity.
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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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Scratch test: A drop of cocentrated allergic testing material is applied to the skin . Then an instrument called a scarifier is used to remove an outer portion of s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See an eye doctor: Immediately or go to your local er. Without proper treatment, you could get a serious eye infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
yes: This is very common. Use sarna lotion over the counter to stop scratching. Keep your skin moisturized and drink plenty of water.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Help C is a flavivirus and is transmitted by needles. Transfusions used to be common reason for infection. Blood stained needles possible source if h ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Urticaria: There are many, many possible causes for urticarial. Don't know the cause for your symptoms.
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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No....: If they are truly flea bites, then no, only a hungry flea will spread them. If it is folliculitis instead, which is more common, then possibly can spr ... Read More
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