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Is Itching A Sign Of Nerve Healing
I was in a car accident and severed some nerves in my forehead. It's still numb but gets shooting pains and itches. Signs of nerve healing?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
I have an ear infection and I am on meds for it. I have 3 more days of taking it. But my ear itches is itching a sign of healing?
Itching on ear meds: Would contact your doctor who prescribed the medicine. Sometimes could be sign of non healing infection sometimes could be reaction/allergy to the medicine, so please contact the doctor who prescribed the medicine and be evaluated. ...Read more
Finished 3 day yeast treatment 2d ago. Symptoms mostly gone, except when I wipe it still itches really bad. What to do?
Back to doc: Go back to the doctor for a re evaluation and perhaps longer treatment ...Read more
I have been using vagasil in my clitoris since I had a tiny cut which is now healing I think. It burns when I wipe. Why? My butt also itches.
Had tick pulled out 3 weeks ago but now there is a lump and itches. Should I be concerned? Treatment?
Tick: Generally the rash from lyme (erythema migrans) does not itch and is not raised. What could cause a bump and itch is if part of the tick was left in and is causing an inflammatory reaction or your body is mounting a local allergic reaction to the body part. I would check to make sure some to the tick was not left behind. Should also have blood work for lyme anyway. ...Read more
I got a 2nd degree partial thickness burn on nose 10 months ago. Still itches and hurts. Does this mean that it is still healing.
Need for evaluation: A partial thickness burn should have healed long ago. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Doctor my skin itches me (sort of a prick) and it sort of burns (it turns hot) what could be the cause and the possible treatment.?
I am healing a torn calf muscle & I am finding that it itches like crazy. What can I do to alleviate the itching?
Swee below: Warm soaks and passive stretching should help the itching. ...Read more
7 stitches in ring finger. 4 days later itches crazy. Wrapped up in gauze with bacitration, what is normal healing/discomfort?
Check again: I would thouroughly check your head and hair again for any remaining lice or nits. Often, many of the treatments need to be repeated one week after initial treatment. Also, keep in mind that the shampoos used to treat lice can cause some irritation to the scalp which can induce itching and may not represent a residual lice infestation. ...Read more
Itching can be part: Of the healing process. That is why cuts on the skin often itch while they heal, daring you to scratch it and risk breaking it open again. That is why sometimes a completely healed over scar can still itch. Having said that, worsening itching for weeks after an infection may also mean allergic or hypersensitivity reaction. So monitor the duration of the itch. ...Read more
How long after treatment for dust mites does the rash last? My face and chest broke in a rash, it itches. He said I have been infected by dust mites
What medical treatment is used to get rid of hemorrhoid in anus while pregnant? It's getting bigger it itches and visible during sex it's hanging out
My skin itches and then rashes are made. If I take anti histamine it stops the allergy for 2-3 days but I get too sleepy. Is there any other treatment?
I have a drop wart (thats what my parents call them) on my neck. Only thing that bothers me is its location rubs on necklaces and it itches. Treatment?
Common side effect: Both benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin are peeling agents. They come in different concentrations (%) and different bases (cream, lotion, gel). If it burns ask your doc to lower the strength and you spread out the time between applications to every other day or every third day. Good luck. ...Read more
I was bitten by a Yellow Fly, bottom of foot, it itches, is hard and red. I'm on Immunosuppressants for RA/Fibro. Could my meds prevent healing?
Observe: Observe for spreading redness, increased pain or tenderness, or swelling of the foot. These symptoms, if they develop, should be promptly seen by your physician for evaluation and treatment as infection of the bite would then be likely. In view of being somewhat immunocompromised, this is most important. ...Read more
I hav several small ulcers on the bottom of foreskin of my penis, it itches from time to time, I have burning micturition, what can b the cause? Treatment
My daughter in law just had surgery as a result of an ectopic pregnancy. The cut is healing nicely but there is a light pink fluid coming out ever so often, the cut is clean has no smell and she has no fever. The cut itches a lot though. The fluid is so
It depends: Whether this is normal or a problem depends on several things including how long ago she had the surgery, whether it was laparoscopic or open, and how heavy she is. This could just be a seroma (a collection of tissue fluid) draining or it can be a sign that the incision is breaking down and going to come open. She needs to bring this to the attention of her surgeon to know for sure. Hope this help ...Read more
What kind of treatment I can buy for yeast infection that make it go away. My discharge has clumps in it and my vagina itches me a lot is it yeast infection r something else. Please help me I want to have sex again. But afraid to?
Azole drug: Look for an over-the-counter product with active ingredient ending in "azole", e.g. clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and others. All work equally well; you can choose the cheapest. If uncertain, ask a pharmacist. Clumpy discharge with itching often is due to yeast, but not always. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, you'll need to see a doctor or clinic for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Its almost 2mnths after my delivery yet itching is not stoping, I applied med too yet no sign of stoping. Is it infection or process of healing?
Check with ur ob gyn: As it's always better safe than sorry! Frank pain, fever, chills, & burning sensation would increase the likelihood of infection, but given that ur symptoms have not resolved Xs longer than ur doc prepared you to experience them, it's time to pop back in and make sure all is well, and that if any treatment is needed, there's no delay! :) be well! ...Read more
Anal fissure: Stinging and itching are more likely to by sign/symptom of fungal irritation. Okay to use anti-fungal powder. Okay to get evaluated by your doc. You may need an exam under anesthesia to get accurate diagnosis and plan of care. Correct constipation with bowel regimen. Be well. ...Read more
Is this really bad itching ok? I had a procedure on my right elbow on friday. I know that the site itching is a sign of healing, but should it itch from my wrist to my neck?
Itching is a very non-specific symptom. Do you have a bandage, splint, or cast in place? Do you have allergies to medications? Is there a rash?
A simple explanation may be the soap used to wash your skin for surgery. If they washed from fingertips to neck, as would be done for most elbow surgery, you could be having some irritation or an allergic reaction. If you have a significant rash, then the scrub soap should be noted in your records as a medical allergy. However, not removing enough soap and covering the skin with bulky bandages can lead to irritation without a true allergy.
Other possibilities are sweating underneath bandages and allergic reactions to medications. Most infections cause pain, not itching. ...Read more
Ringworm turned brown after two weeks of treatment. I am of darker skin. Redness, swelling and itching are gone. Is discoloration a sign of healing?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized or infected skin heals, redness followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more
My lower left chin and lip are numb and itching from getting my wisdom teeth pulled. Does that mean the nerves are healing?
Progressive. ..: ... Improvement in the feeling you have, compared to what it was after the local anesthesia had completely worn off, is your indication of healing. For example, if your lip was completely numb the day after surgery but now itchy several days later, that improvement is an indication of the nerve recovering. Your surgeon will explain this in more detail. ...Read more