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Itching A Sign Of 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?
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
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.
7 stitches in ring finger. 4 days later itches crazy. Wrapped up in gauze with bacitration, what is normal healing/discomfort?
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 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
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
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
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