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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?

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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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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?

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?

Tingling: Tingling, itching, burning, sharp pains- these are the sensations nerves undergo. If this occurs after numbness, perhaps it indicates some nerve regeneration. Hang in there- perhaps this is a good sign! ...Read more

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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?

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 : 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

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I am curious if acne itches does it mean its healing?

I am curious if acne itches does it mean its healing?

Probably not: The books say that some people become allergic to the microbes that cause acne. It's time to get serious rx. If topical benzoyl perxoide has not cleared you in two weeks, or you have it on your trunk, get with your personal physician. You owe it to yourself. ...Read more

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My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

Need evaluation: If no rash is present, would look at your at your back as the areolar region is nerve innervated by t-4. ...Read more

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Can you get cellulitis from insect bite itches when healing?

Possibly.: If you scratch the itch you can tear open the skin and allow for infection and inflammation into deeper tissue. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Wrong Rx,wrong place: Vagisil is not designed to treat clitoral cuts, but when spread over the perineum can irritate with itching in the area due to any bacterial content. This might be a good time to see a GYN MD at the right place for the right Rx for your problem. ...Read more

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Had tick pulled out 3 weeks ago but now there is a lump and itches. Should i be concerned? Treatment?

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