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Dr. James Lin
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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Keep telling nurse my body itches on increase allergy shots decreased dose doesn't make me itch she says shots only itch at site after decrease works?

Keep telling nurse my body itches on increase allergy shots decreased dose doesn't make me itch she says shots only itch at site after decrease works?

Incorrect: Generalized itching after an allergy shot points to something more serious to come especially when the dose is increased. I urge you to discuss this with your allergist before you get your next shot. Although one may not need to decrease the allergen dose from a local reaction, a generalized itch may signal the early stage of anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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I received a cortisone shot alcohol based. ..third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times. How long will it itch?

I received a cortisone shot alcohol based. ..third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times. How long will it itch?

Itch at injection: The cortisone injection may have occurred around a nerve - I would expect any complications to last no more than 1-2 weeks. Not sure the alcohol base is an issue.
Good luck ...Read more

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I have a pacemaker. What can be causing my onset pain on pacer site. It's not constant but comes and goes through the day. It feels bruised on inside.

I have a pacemaker. What can be causing my onset pain on pacer site. It's not constant but comes and goes through the day. It feels bruised on inside.

There are a number: Of different possibilities including bruising. You should see your health care provider or the device clinic responsible for your device and be evaluated. Infection can sometimes present this way and that is serious. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a tick about 3 months ago, there was no swelling or redness but the site still itches quite often. What should I do?

I was bitten by a tick about 3 months ago, there was no swelling or redness but the site still itches quite often. What should I do?

Scar tissue?: The area of the bite may have formed some scar tissue or a piece of the tick may still be in the skin and the body is trying to digest it. Take a little massage oil each day and work the area of skin gently to promote healing. Topical 1% hydrocortisone twice a day may also help. Good luck!

http://www. Drugs. Com/cg/tick-bite-aftercare-instructions. Html ...Read more

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Tetanus shot on 12/1 - 4 days later red, swollen area just below the injection site. It hurts a lot, itches, and is hot to the touch. Is this normal?

Tetanus shot on 12/1 - 4 days later red, swollen area just below the injection site. It hurts a lot, itches, and is hot to the touch. Is this normal?

No: Please see a doctor, you may very well have developed infection at the site of injection, happens sometimes, but needs treatment, might need an antibiotic, good luck ...Read more

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I had staph infection a while ago and it was treated. However, my ankle (the original site from which it spread) still itches. Is that normal?

I had staph infection a while ago and it was treated. However, my ankle (the original site from which it spread) still itches. Is that normal?

Sort of: It is likely that there was a sensory nerve located in the area of the infection. The inflammation, and/or any treatment to the area for infection likely irritated this nerve. Now, you are having a neuritis to that nerve, which can cause various stimuli such as itching, burning, temperature change, etc. ...Read more

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Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

I don't know: What you mean by "CURE"....Local antibiotic/antiitch creams may help but "TINCTURE OF TIME" is the only "CURE"!
If there is INFECTION however a systemic antibiotic may be needed.
Call your Primary Care Provider as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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While at lake yestrdy & out of water saw sm pin mark w blood running down leg. Today site is red, slt swollen, warm and itches around site. Concerns?

While at lake yestrdy & out of water saw sm pin mark w blood running down leg. Today site is red, slt swollen, warm and itches around site. Concerns?

Yes: You were probably bitten by some organism while in the water. Might be serious or not depending on what bit you. Your best bet now is to see your family physician or a dermatologist ASAP ...Read more

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Staph infection found after sergery placing pacemaker and wiring. Puse on wiring and open wound on site of sergery. How did it get there. 4 sister?

Staph infection found after sergery placing pacemaker and wiring. Puse on wiring and open wound on site of sergery. How did it get there. 4 sister?

Common bacteria: Staph is a common skin bacteria. It is not unusual for a surgical wound to get infected. If the pacemaker is also contaminated this can be a big problem and may require removal of the device to clear the infection. Talk to the doctor who implanted the pacemaker. ...Read more

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Do I have a bee sting infection? Been 3 days and still itches a lot. Is turning purple and sting site is whiteish and slightly raised. Also warmer.

Do I have a bee sting infection? Been 3 days and still itches a lot. Is turning purple and sting site is whiteish and slightly raised. Also warmer.

Bell venom allergy: It's much more likely that you're allergic to the venom the bee injected into you. Itching is a hallmark of allergy - and if the area is inflamed like that, it's probably all allergy. I would try putting some ice on it (10 min on, 10 min off), take some benadryl or other antihistamine every 6 to 8 hours and see what happens. If you develop a fever, or the rash area extends, you need to show a doc. ...Read more

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The side of pantie line itches what is it?

The side of pantie line itches what is it?

Itch: Pressure and warm sites tend to be susceptible areas for rash. Any rash can be itchy, although hives tend to be red, raised and mosquito-bite like rashes that are very itchy. Topical anti-itch cream is a start. If it doesn't resolve or spreads, see a doctor for a true diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a place. On my back that allways itches?

Itchy Back: Too bad I cannot see exactly where this itchy spot is on your back. If it's near the shoulder blade, on one side, there is a condition called brachioradial pruritus. It is thought that this condition may be a result of a long-ago injury to some of the vertebrae in your spine. Your general physician would be in better shape to see exactly where this "place" is. ...Read more

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Can a pacemaker expire?

Can a pacemaker expire?

The battery runs out: The battery runs out after years and the whole unit needs to be replaced. ...Read more

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Why does my head itches?

Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, . ...Read more

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How do pacemakers appear?

Small implant: It usually appears as a small implant in the left or right upper chest area --. ...Read more

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How does a pacemaker work?

How does a pacemaker work?

Artificial pacemaker: Artificial (implantable) pacemakers are mostly regulated by a sensor that recognizes motion. It's similar to the sensor that changes your phone/ipads display from portrait to landscape, based on the direction of the device. There are other sensors, such as ones that measure the density of blood in the heart and chest motion (simulating breathing). Get your routine pacemaker maintenance checks. ...Read more

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Who should use pacemakers?

Who should use pacemakers?

HeartRhythm or block: Pacemakers are most commonly necessary for patients with bradycardia- slow heart rate, tachycardia - fast heart rate, and heart block - when the heart stops beating for several seconds. ...Read more

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How do pacemakers function?

How do pacemakers function?

Pacemaker: When the heart rate slows down to a certain level the the pacer senses this then puts out an electrical impulse to cause the heart to contract. ...Read more

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My vaginal area itches why?

My vaginal area itches why?

Yeast infection: You most likely have a common problem known as a yeast infection. Anti-fungal medications are readily available. ...Read more

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When do you need a pacemaker?

When do you need a pacemaker?

Be seen: See your cardiologist to stratify your risk and possible need for a pacemaker. ...Read more

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What exactly does a pacemaker do?

What exactly does a pacemaker do?

A pacemaker: Is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. ...Read more

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What happens with two pacemakers?

More info needed: What do you mean? We never leave two pacemakers active in the same patient. Each would sense the others' activity and abnormal behavior of both would result. ...Read more

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When were pacemakers introduced in people?

1958: The first pacemaker implanted in a human was in 1958 by dr. Senning in sweden. The first implant in the United States was in 1960. ...Read more

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How many people have pacemakers in the us?

How many people have pacemakers in the us?

Pacemakers: Difficult to know for sure, over 100, 000 pacers are implanted/year in the us; chances there are well over a million patients and likely multiple millions with the devices living in the us. ...Read more

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What is involved in putting a pacemaker in?

What is involved in putting a pacemaker in?

Pacemaker Implant: A pacemaker is about the size of a small pager, but 1/2 as thick. It's implanted, under the skin, through a small incision, just under the collar bone. Two wires are threaded through a vein that travels under the collar bone. The wires follow vein back to your heart. Procedure takes about an hour and overnight hospital stay is common. Mild sedatives are and local pain control is usually used. ...Read more

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How to change battery in pacemaker / buying?

How to change battery in pacemaker / buying?

Pacemaker: In a permanent implanted pacemaker the battery is an integral part of the can. When we change the battery we are changing the entire device leaving only the leads in place. The battery is not installed separately from the device. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more