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Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Can happen but: not common in all , will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely , don't worry you will be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...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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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

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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. ?

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.
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Allergy?autoimmune?: This sounds as if it could e an autoimmune or allergic disease . It could also be paresthesias from diabetes. You need to be evaluated by your internist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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

Sounds normal: Healing stitches can itch like crazy. ( I have personal experience with this). You might want to peek under the bandage and make sure you haven't developed a rash from the bacitracin or something else. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more