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Remedies For Limited Elbow Extension
Exfoliation: Often times the skin on the elbows becomes darker because it's thicker and dry. Using a physical exfoliant (something with a microbead) along with a chemical exfoliant (like a glycolic or lactic acid) can help to remove the thick, dry skin. Using a good emollient cream can also help with the dry skin. I like AmLactin as a good over the counter lactic acid lotion. ...Read more
Here are some...: Without further detailed history and a direct look, it is hard to come up a right diagnosis, but if the presence of itchy elbows and scrotum is chronic, the most likely diagnosis is psoriasis, which would be permanent with no cure, but manageable chiefly with judicious use of steroid-containing cream. For practical care, see a urologist first and a dermatologist to follow as needed. ...Read more
L pinky, ring, 1/2 middle finger, front/back hand numb/distorted sensation and elbow itching for 4 days. What could cause this? How to remedy?
Should i be concerned if my 4yrs old baby got her left hand fractured above elbow & plastered. What remedy to avoid infection & odour?
Ensure the cast does: Not get wet, to avoid maceration of the skin. These are usually close injuries (the skin is broken over the fx site), so chances would be very rare. If she starts to scratch due to itching, give her some phenergan, to avoid scratching. Don't allow her to scratch inside the cast with a pen/pencil or something else, as she can then get infected. I use a posterior splint, so arm can be cleaned/dried. ...Read more
Staph infection on arm elbow has swollen slightly i need a home remedy girlfriend terrified of doctors no vinegar or tea tree oil at home?
I am an advanced pianist & my right elbow pops daily & is becoming increasingly painful after practicing. Possible cause? home treatment or seek eval?
I've had 'clicky' elbows since i was 14, which are often painful. I've been told i'll grow out of it - but i haven't. diangosis ideas? Treatment options?
BE careful regarding: "grow out" and painful conditions/while there are growth issues it is hard to specifically answer this but many things can cause clicking from a normal physiologic click, mild laxity in a joint or a slight alteration in anatomy, or nerve or tendon issues. But if it is long standing. The main issue is if one has pain then: need to get evaluated, likely get some xrays and go from there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in my elbow? It only hurts when i bend it or move it in a certain way
Observation: A pinched nerve specifically in the elbow is usually an ulnar neuropathy. This refers to the build up of scar right around the nerve as it passes through the elbow. This is exacerbated by constant repetitive movements. The best treatment initially is avoiding these movements so the inflammation and scar can decrease. Also avoiding pressure directly on that area. If no improvement, further tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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