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Scratching (Overview)

Scratching is a symptom in which a person runs his fingernails or some other firm object over an itchy part of his skin, while trying to relieve his itching. Scratching an area too much can lead to a skin rash which itches even more. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can lead to scars and skin infections.


Dr. Siamak Milanchi
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20 years in practice
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I have an anal fissure its getting worst cause I always scratch it.Is there anything beside topic drugs to treat or remove it?

Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
20 years in practice
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I have an anal fissure its getting worst cause I always scratch it.Is there anything beside topic drugs to treat or remove it?

Yes: One option is surgery. The other option to consider before surgery is Botox injection in the anus. This is done in the office and in many cases helps the anal fissure to heal. This procedure is done by colorectal surgeons. It is better to see a colorectal surgeon to make sure that this is really anal fissure and no other problem. ...Read more

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Scratching (Overview)

Scratching is a symptom in which a person runs his fingernails or some other firm object over an itchy part of his skin, while trying to relieve his itching. Scratching an area too much can lead to a skin rash which itches even more. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can lead to scars and skin infections.


Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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What does it mean when I am itchy and i scratch then these big bumps and small bumps rises above my skin ? I have a picture how do i send it to you ?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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What does it mean when I am itchy and i scratch then these big bumps and small bumps rises above my skin ? I have a picture how do i send it to you ?

Hypersensitivity: Your skin is in a state of hypersensitivity to pressures on it causing hivelike swellings and angioedema reactions. There is something of an allergic reaction causing this hypersensitivity. Taking antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin may help. See an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have a scratch on my face, what is the best way to treat this?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have a scratch on my face, what is the best way to treat this?

See below: If it's merely a scratch, keeping the area clean and dry should be all that is necessary. If things worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
20 years in practice
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How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
20 years in practice
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Itching: I don't there are any things you can treat wool with to keep them from causing itching. I may be wrong but I have not heard of anything. Often just wearing a light t-shirt underneath will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Felecia Sumner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
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I have a scar from a mosquito bite and 2 scars from the bandaid treating the bite I scratched. It has been 2 years and the scars aren't gone. Why?

Dr. Felecia Sumner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have a scar from a mosquito bite and 2 scars from the bandaid treating the bite I scratched. It has been 2 years and the scars aren't gone. Why?

Normal: Scars are often permanent. They may decrease in size over time, but they're made of tissue that is meant to be as permanent as your original skin. This is normal. If you are concerned with the appearance, consider seeing a dermatologist to discuss your options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Young Jr
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
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I have easily irritated skin that sometimes gets worse by scratching, treatment?

Dr. Edward Young Jr
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
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Eczema: Eczema or dermatitis is easily irritated, itchy skin. Minimize hot bathing and soap, apply gentle moisturizer such as Lubriderm to control scratching. Cortisone may be necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Den
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
6M people helped
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I have a big lump on my back of neck and it gives out yellow stuff when ever i scratch it what treatments should I have doctor?

Dr. Marvin Den
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
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I have a big lump on my back of neck and it gives out yellow stuff when ever i scratch it what treatments should I have doctor?

See A DOCTOR: Would see a dermatologist or surgeon depending on its size and have it drained or excised. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
18 years in practice
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Whats the cure for scratch in the face?

Dr. Stephen Scholand
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
18 years in practice
1M people helped
Whats the cure for scratch in the face?

Scratch to the face: Obviously a scratch to the face is a concern as it could affect 'beauty'. The best treatment is to keep infection away-- hopefully the area was washed after the event.An antibiotic ointment like Bacitracin can b used several times a day for a day or two. What caused the injury? Because if it was an animal, that should be watched for rabies. In the Phils, 1 in 1000 rabies cases is caused by scratch ...Read more

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Dr. Ben Treen
Board Certified, Dermatology
34 years in practice
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How can you get rid of scratch marks ?

Dr. Ben Treen
Board Certified, Dermatology
34 years in practice
42K people helped

Time: Tincture of time is what i prescribe. If they are red, and you don't mind spending money, certain lasers can hasten their resolution. ...Read more

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