scratching

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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.
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Scratch in eye?

Corneal abrasion

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Best treatment is to keep your eye closed and use artificial tear drops, gel,or bland ointment frequently. These are all over the counter and come in a variety of brands such as Refresh or Systane. Ibuprofen or Aleve may help with the pain. Do not wear contact lenses until your eye feels normal. See an ophthalmologist if the pain worsens or is not better in 24 hours.
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Dr. Jerome Litt answered:

why do I keep scratching?

KEEPS SCRATCHING

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YOU KEEP SCRATCHING BECAUSE YOU ARE ITCHY! HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ITCHING? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR SOAP OR DETERGENT? HAS ANYONE ELSE IN YOUR FAMILY OR ANY FRIENDS BEEN ITCHING? DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS THAT ARE ITCHING? WHERE DOES YOUR ITCHING OCCUR? ANSWER ALL AND I MIGHT BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU A CLUE.
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Ideas for cast scratching?

Don't scratch!

Skin
Don't succumb to the temptation of scratching under a cast! Many infections of the skin start in this manner. Some of my patients have found benefit by placing a cold pack on the cast. Just be sure it doesn't get the cast wet.
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How to scratch a foot cast?

Product

Extremity-foot
I can't recall the name of it but recently saw a product designed exclusively for this, I think it might of been called "cast blaster" a it had a straw like tip to the canister and allowed one to spray a solution. Sorry, I can't recall it's name. Don't be foolish and try and stick a hanger or anything down there it will only lead to trouble.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas answered:

How is a scratch test done?

Scratch test

Scratching
a drop of cocentrated allergic testing material is applied to the skin . Then an instrument called a scarifier is used to remove an outer portion of skin without causing bleeding to help the material get under the skin better so that it can be read by the allergist.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

what is cat scratch disease?

Bacterial infection

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Cat scratch disease is a bacterial uinfection caused by Bartonella henselae and B. clarridgeiae. There are 25,000 cases annually in the US. It is characterized by a papule or pustule at the site of innoculation with swollen regional lymph node swelling. CSD is usually treated with a 5 day course of Zithromax.
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What is a 'scratch test' for?

Allergies

Scratching
This is done in the office by an allergist with very specially prepared dilute solutions of things that you may be allergic to in order to determine environmental allergies
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Dr. John Ebner answered:

Can my cat scratch my cornea?

Certainly

Cornea
If this has happened, you should make sure to see an ophthomologist to make sure there is no infection.
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Corneal scratch.what do I do?

See an eye doctor

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Immediately or go to your local ER. Without proper treatment, you could get a serious eye infection.
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Dr. Theodore T. Wu answered:

Visine good for scratched eyes?

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If you truly have a scratched eye, you may need to be on a topical antibiotic to help prevent infection. Call your local eye doctor for an appointment.
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