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Itching At Site Of Pacemaker
I am implanted with a pacemaker in feb 2012 but still now am having some itching and some times mild pain at the place the machine implanted. What to
Healing or infection: You need to see the implanting cardiologist -- to make sure that the wound is healing properly. ...Read more
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
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
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 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
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?
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!
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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?
I have this white scab keeps coming on my finger. A couple months ago I was at the site getting coffee and scratched that spot opening a new container of sugar. I cleaned it with alcohol, put ointment on it with bandage. However this scab itches?
Toxins coming out: Toxins was coming out at the cut but it healed before all the toxins were out. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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