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What can you do to stop itching in the hand if you have a fracture?

What can you do to stop itching in the hand if you have a fracture?

Hair dryer: If you're in a cast or splint using a hair dryer on a cool setting to blow cool air in the cast can help. Sometimes an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help but it can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Orbit fracture, lower lid lacerations, lower lid avulsion, due to a forced trauma impact.Her eye is extremely irritated and also itches.

Orbit fracture, lower lid lacerations, lower lid avulsion, due to a forced trauma impact.Her eye is extremely irritated and also itches.

Orbital trauma: Can cause many symptoms and she should be following up on all of these issues with her surgeon, just in case the irritation is more then just what resulted from her injury. And itching is normal during the healing phase and some doctors suggest taking antihistamines for this. ...Read more

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Sometimes i cant stop itching on my hand and leg.The places where it itches,swells a little and becomes red.Is it bcoz of allergy?hw can it be cured?

Sometimes i cant stop itching on my hand and leg.The places where it itches,swells a little and becomes red.Is it bcoz of allergy?hw can it be cured?

Depends on what: is making you itch . Most of the time, it is contract dermatitis or eczema. You may take an antihistamine and apply topical steroids to take care of the itching. Eventually the swelling from you scratching so much ! You need to get it checked by your Pcp. ...Read more

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Side of my hand randomly itches like a little muscle has gone wild. How long to wait for it to stop?

Side of my hand randomly itches like a little muscle has gone wild. How long to wait for it to stop?

Varies: The symptoms will vary for different individuals. There can be inflammation without visible changes. Try cold for relief. If it develops rash you may need prescription strength cream to help resolve problem, . ...Read more

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Suggestions for dealing with skin itching in my cast for a leg fracture?

Suggestions for dealing with skin itching in my cast for a leg fracture?

Try to ignore it: And, in particular, do not use any instrument to scratch it. The skin under a cast can easily be macerated by even mild pressure, and can cause an infection. An oral antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) can help some, so try that. ...Read more

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80 yr. old woman. Fracture in neck 22 months ago. Then, a shoulder injury. Why, for six months have I had painful, burning, itching in both armpits.

80 yr. old woman. Fracture in neck 22 months ago. Then, a shoulder injury. Why, for six months have I had painful, burning, itching in both armpits.

Probably nerve: It is possible that the neck fracture caused a nerve injury leading to these symptoms. If you had to wear a neck brace for a while this also could have contributed to it. Please speak to your treating doctor about these symptoms. ...Read more

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After left foot fracture 6 months ago, i developed concomitant hair loss patch in my beard and calf, both left sided. No itching or scales or redness?

After left foot fracture 6 months ago, i developed concomitant hair loss patch in my beard and calf, both left sided. No itching or scales or redness?

Telogen effluvium.: That description sounds like telogen effluvium. In this, hair follicles in specific locations get stunned, if you will, by some sort of stressor - physical (such as a fracture), emotional, mental, nutritional, surgical. The follicles seem to eject their hairs in these areas, creating nearly circular bald patches. Takes a really long time, but the hairs do eventually return. ...Read more

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My 4 Y/o daughter has a skin rash after being bit by mosquito, but the rash is all over her hands & legs and it itches.

My 4 Y/o daughter has a skin rash after being bit by mosquito, but the rash is all over her hands & legs and it itches.

Poss. allergic...: It could be an overt allergic reaction to the bite especially if it is hive like. There are many other causes for it too, but the rash has to be seen by a doctor to assess it. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help if allergic, but please have it seen. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more