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Nail Scratch No Blood
19 Years old, and had tetanus shot 8 years ago. Just got inch long scratch from rusty nail that barely penetrated skin still had blood. What to do?
Todaymy dog scratch me by his nail on my leg but scratching was so powerfull no blood is comeout even skin is not also get puncheshould Itakevaccine?
Scratched my hand on a somewhat rusty nail on the paint side I think no blood just a scratch hurts a lot no shot washed hands? I'm sure I'll be ok?
Can I get HIV or hep if someone in contact with infected blood scratched me. Can nail harbour the virus?
No...: From your description, your risk of contracting HIV for Hepatitis are exceedingly low/non-existent. "Someone who had contact with infected blood scratched you"? I can't come up with any way (short of some bloody horror movie scene) where that would be of concern. Clean your scratch and relax. ...Read more
Oily back n acne since puberty but now when I scratch my back, my nails would easily build up something brown, what is that? I know Its not blood n pus
Please don't scratch:
First, try as much as possible not to scratch, as it can lead to more skin irritation and scarring. Keep your nails short and use your acne care products as well as moisturizing your skin to prevent it from drying and itching.
The brown material you are scratching off is likely sebum mixed with skin cells or scabs from healing acne lesions. ...Read more
Risk of hiv-hcv-hbv transmission by stripper scratching my back with nails (little blood came out)? Concern for her scratching other men-"dirty" nails
HIV HCV HBV: The risk is low but it is not zero. This would be considered risky behavior and is not recommended. ...Read more
Dog touch my leg his nails and my pants scratch but no blood and scratch came out leg and last month complete course of rabies vaccine? Need help?
No issue: If you are up to date with rabies vaccine and the dog did not bite you then there is nothing to worry about. I believe you are saying that a dog scratched your leg and in the process tore your pants but did not puncture your skin. If that is the case there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Why does my scalp itch? I have this once spot behind my ear on my scalp, th! T really itches. I don't scratch it that hard though but I did see a bit of blood on my nail. I wash my hair 3x a week because im trying to grow out my hair because it was damaged
Few possibilities: This can be caused by several issues. Chemical and hair products can cause irritation of the scalp. You can also just have dry scalp, atopic dermatitis (eczema), allergic reaction, and sensitive skin. There are several shamppos that can help with this. The key is to remove the offending agent (s) if they can be identified. ...Read more
I noticed if the top of my hand has an itch and I scratch it then I get a red blood patch in that spot, should I be worried?
No. You may be: Describing "dermatographia." It's a brief reaction of the skin to a scratch which makes the tiny blood vessels under the skin more noticeable. I might suggest that you use some kind of moisturizer and mild soap to help with the itching. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?
Couple of days:
If it does not become, red, swollen or painful by a couple of days since the incident, you should be okay. You may apply Neosporin ointment to the wound.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My hand knocked blood sugar reader, may have been blood can't see open wound on hand scratched neck I don't know if red or bleeding would HIV transmit?
How long does a scab take to form on a small scrape on the palm of my hand? Fingernail scratched off top layer of skin, little/no blood, used betadine
May not have 1: The hand is a good healer & u may not develop a scab. Keep clean with soap & water and leave it open 2 the air & it will do fine. ...Read more
My hand is scratched by dog's teeth but no blood at that site. Should I take anti rabbies vaccine?
High vs low risk: Situations. High risk situations may warrant post-exposure prophylaxis, low risk situations may not. Does the dog appear ill or is it behaving oddly. Was the bite provoked? If the dog was domesticated – has it been vaccinated for rabies? Your doctor can check with your state department of health for further guidance if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just noticing that it looks like my fngrnils r rased in the cnter nail cuving down at tip. Had two cxrs and they were normal. Blood 02 nrml. Clubng?
Trauma or Infection?: Swelling and or bleeding from your toe means that you have something serious going on in that toe. Unless you injured yourself, the cause could be serious infection or on rare occasions it can be due to cancer (if you have had the swelling for more than one month). You should go see a doctor who can examine your toe and make a diagnosis and then prescribe treatment for your problem. ...Read more
Trauma: She banges! Nail and blood os trapped. It will grow out or it can be drained with tiny hole in mail. ...Read more
Paperclip: Uncoil a paperclip, heat the tip with a match or disposable lighter, and carefully touch it to the nail. It will melt through the nailplate, creating a little hole that will drain the blood underneath. If you are hesitant about doing this, let your doctor do it. ...Read more
Exam needed: A dermatologist can help to diagnose your problem. A blood test may not be needed. ...Read more