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Finger Skin Inflammation
Not always: Inflammation can be triggered by many things, and generates some chemical reactions that result in redness, warmth and a change in sensation.Often this change is itching but it can be pain instead. Some causes of inflammation can result in an allergic reaction, which usually itches, but again can instead cause pain. Local cooling can be helpful, & anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen may be used. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
I was presribed predisone for my skin inflammation however, im still getting over a serious chest cold. When should I start taking the medication?
As prescribed: Yes you should start taking the meds. As prescribed as the prescribing doctor must know that you are recovering from chest cold, no relations.. ...Read more
I have skin inflammation from injection of pegintron at the place of injecting what can I do & can I use any topical cream?
Yes: Injection site reactions can certainly happen from interferon. Some things that you can do include slowing down the injection, topical creams (antiseptic, corticosteroid, aloe), and antihistamines (benadryl). Also, make sure you do not always inject in the same place. Rotate the sites of injection. ...Read more