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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. Creighton Wright
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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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I got tibia fracture so I began to take alfacalcidol .25 mcg( plus sunlight)for one month then increased dose to .5 mcg to 13 days then I got Allergy, hives, itching so I want to stop alfacacidol taking, how can I do that in right way?

I got tibia fracture so I began to take alfacalcidol .25 mcg( plus sunlight)for one month then increased dose to .5 mcg to 13 days then I got Allergy, hives, itching so I want to stop alfacacidol taking, how can I do that in right way?

You can discontinue.: It would be very unusual to have an allergic reaction to a vitamin D supplement, so I'm not sure stopping it will fix your problem. However, it is safe to discontinue vitamin D supplementation immediately without weaning to smaller doses first. ...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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What is my skin rash and how do I treat it? I have a rash on my wrist that appeared a week or so ago. I have tried antifungal cream and triple antibiotic ointment. It itches like crazy and i can't stop scratching. At it's worst the rash was cracked and

What is my skin rash and how do I treat it? I have a rash on my wrist that appeared a week or so ago.  I have tried antifungal cream and triple antibiotic ointment.  It itches like crazy and i can't stop scratching. At it's worst the rash was cracked and

There : There are several possibilities including psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, and skin allergy. I would recommend that you only use a gentle cleanser when cleaning your hands (like cerave or cetaphil), and use a moisturizer cream such as aquaphor, cetaphil, eucerin, or cetaphil cream twice daily. If not better after a week or so, consider a trip to a dermatologist who can make an accurate diagnosis and formulate a good treatment plan for you. You might need a steroid cream/ointment to clear this up. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have fracture in my left wrist 4 years ago and i feel that my bone grow what should i do and please tell is there any medicine to cure or to stop it?

I have fracture in my left wrist 4 years ago and i feel that my bone grow what should i do and please tell is there any medicine to cure or to stop it?

Wrist fx: 15 year old with wrist fx ,totally heals within 4-6 months. So any ongoing discomfort is not related to any ongoing bone growing . You need to be seen by an orthopedic dr for an evaluation ...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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more