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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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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What are some signs that my hand nerve damage is healing?

What are some signs that my hand nerve damage is healing?

Feeling/strength: Signs of nerve healing: return of sensation/feeling or strength in your hand/fingers even hypersensitivity can be a sign. Nerve recovery takes place first in the arm, then wrist, progressing outward to the fingers. You may be able to tell where the leading edge of recovery is since the nerve may elicit a zinger or tinel's sign when tapped-- the site of the zinger may migrate outward as it heals. ...Read more

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Is increasing pain normal when a damaged nerve is healing?

Is increasing pain normal when a damaged nerve is healing?

Yes: As a nerve regenerates, it can fire in erratic patterns, causing pain and tingling. This usually resolves as healing progresses. Pain can also be generated by the brain and spinal cord after the connection to a nerve has been lost- an extreme example of this is phantom limb pain, where an amputee feels burning pain in the limb after it has been removed. ...Read more

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Is it a good sign that a graze is starting to itch is it healing if so how long more will the cuts be there?

Is it a good sign that a graze is starting to itch is it healing if so how long more will the cuts be there?

Yes: Itching is a sign that your injury is healing. It happens usually when the injury scabs over. Usually if the graze is superficial and not very deep then it should heal in about a week. If it is deeper, then it probably will take longer even up to a couple of weeks. As long as the surrounding area does not turn red and become more painful you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is itching a sign that my sugical wound is healing?

Often yes: Itching is a common sign of nerve regeneration, including those tiny ones in the skin cut during surgery. Just be on the lookout for unusual redness, blisters, pus or other problem. It could be an allergy or infection. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any signs of mucocele healing?

Yes: If you have a mucocele, and it disappears, it has healed. If it is still there, it has not healed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs that my herpes is healing?

Could you tell me what are signs that my herpes is healing?

Herpes: Herpetic lesions are healing when the blisters dry and scabs form. ...Read more