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Doctor insights on: Finger Skin Inflammation

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Does skin inflammation always itch?

Does skin inflammation always itch?

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 (Definition)

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


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What's the best alternative to cortisone for treatment of skin inflammation?

What's the best alternative to cortisone for treatment of skin inflammation?

Steroid alternative: There are steroid alternatives in topical formulation. Such include, Elidel (pimecrolimus) and protopic, unfortunately, these are nit much more effective than Hydrocortisone and are very expensive. Wwww.drbader.com. ...Read more

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I was presribed predisone for my skin inflammation however, im still getting over a serious chest cold. When should I start taking the medication?

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

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I have skin inflammation from injection of pegintron at the place of injecting what can I do & can I use any topical cream?

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

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Can taking zinc help with skin inflammation from acne?

Can taking zinc help with skin inflammation from acne?

Probably not: There are other reasons not to take zinc. It will upset your stomach and can make you copper deficient. To manage your acne, use topical benzoyl peroxide. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Is it fine to use a solution with alcohol or any skincare with alcohol denat or should I stop (Acne prone skin)(Inflammation)?

Is it fine to use a solution with alcohol or any skincare with alcohol denat or should I stop (Acne prone skin)(Inflammation)?

Benzoyl peroxide: Those products are likely to irritate. More beneficial would be a 5% Benzoyl peroxide cream or gel, applied thinly at night and washed off each morning. These are available OTC. ...Read more

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Red, slightly swollen patch around eye with mild weeping. Eye itself feels and works perfectly fine. Skin inflammation around one eye, mild but constant weeping and flaking. Eye itself feels fine and is working normally. Have noticed same small patch now

Red, slightly swollen patch around eye with mild weeping. Eye itself feels and works perfectly fine. Skin inflammation around one eye, mild but constant weeping and flaking. Eye itself feels fine and is working normally. Have noticed same small patch now

See : See your doctor-could be a reaction to something you put on that area. Your doctor can tell you the best way of treatiing it- whether you can use over the counter medication or need something stronger that will require a prescription. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 15mg of prednisone for my scalp and skin inflammation/irritation for two weeks. How long until i feel relief and is this a high dose?

I was prescribed 15mg of prednisone for my scalp and skin inflammation/irritation for two weeks. How long until i feel relief and is this a high dose?

Prednisone: Prednisone is a steroid medication. Oral preparations of steroids will take about 12-24 hours to feel clinical relief. 15 mg is not considered a high dose. In my opinion, a high dose would be over 60 mg a day. ...Read more

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For months I've had skin redness and inflammation behind my ears, where my skin is very fine and delicate clear liquid comes out that becomes a crust?

 For months I've had skin redness and inflammation behind my ears, where my skin is very fine and delicate clear liquid comes out that becomes a crust?

This could be a: contact rash from earrings, but also could be eczema. The fluid is because of the inflammation of the layers of skin, which then causes the fluid to build up and the outer layer of skin to leak the fluid out (called serous fluid). You should see your doctor or a dermatologist; either should be able to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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I am experiencing penis inflammation. The following also describe me: Genital rash and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

I am experiencing  penis inflammation. The following also describe me: Genital rash and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

See a doctor: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. See a doctor. Most rashes or inflammation of the genitals is not due to STD -- most likely one of the common things like eczema, fungal/yeast infection, and so on. But no way to know without professional exam. ...Read more

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I have cut green chilies with bare hands and now i m having inflammation in fingers since last 3 hrs. Have tried everything but no help.Pls advise?

Milk or Ranch: You could rub with ranch dressing or milk to help with the symptoms. It may take some time for it to completely go away. Avoid rubbing your hands on your eyes or face or anywhere else. ...Read more

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Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can having a trigger finger cause other fingers at the base to swell due to inflammation in the palm.

Trigger finger: Yes. It is not uncommon for the adjacent digits to certainly be tender and even sometimes visibly swollen. If it involves both hands or more than just the adjacent digits i would also consider an inflammatory arthritis potentially contributing. ...Read more

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Dr says have trigger finger & sacroiliitis. I'm on inflammation med and muscle relaxer. Exercise for back and ice for finger. Whats next step?

Dr says have trigger finger & sacroiliitis. I'm on inflammation med and muscle relaxer. Exercise for back and ice for finger. Whats next step?

Second opinion ?: 36yo female with chronic low back pain was told "sacroiliitis", which indicates inflammation, requires SPECT scan to diagnose & which is uncommon. More likely: sacroiliac joint hypermobility disorder & pain generated by injured ligaments, cause of 15-30% cases of chronic low back pain &, as med lit. reports, not detected by any imaging studies. See an Osteopath for proper differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin Redness (Definition)

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