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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. Andrew Seibert
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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

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I had a plate and 5 screws put in my left foot about 4 months ago to fix fractured 5th met is intense itching on skin where plate is normal?

I had a plate and 5 screws put in my left foot about 4 months ago to fix fractured 5th met is intense itching on skin where plate is normal?

Potentially: Yes, it can potentially be normal. Some people believe it is a sign of healing. As long as your incision is healed and your xrays show the fracture is healed, I would not be concerned. You could let your surgeon know. ...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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I got a rash on my hand its red and got a blister itches a little burns under water slightly wondering what it could be.

I got a rash on my hand its red and got a blister itches a little burns under water slightly wondering what it could be.

Sounds more: Like contact dermatitis . Try washing your hands under cool water rather than hot or warm to avoid the burning, stinging sensation. Moisturize your hand. Some people develop blisters when washing too often . If worst , see a dermatologist . ...Read more

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I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hairline/hair is thining. scalp itches and has dandruff. Palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. Is it related? What is this?

Hairline/hair is thining. scalp itches and has dandruff. Palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. Is it related? What is this?

Hair thinning: Hair thinning and abnormal sweating is seen in cases of hyperthyroidism(overactive thyroid). Your physician or an endocrinologist can evaluate you for this. Scalp itch may also be related but your beautician can also advise you about dandruff treatment and your hair care. ...Read more

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I have had this irritation on my hand for a few weeks.Its first started as little itchy red bumps now its a big red blotch that itches when i wash my?

I have had this irritation on my hand for a few weeks.Its first started as little itchy red bumps now its a big red blotch that itches when i wash my?

Hard to say: Difficult question without a picture, but hand eczema can look like this and is common. Usually pretty itchy but can get painful if there are cracks or open skin. Treatment is topical mid potency steroids and avoidance of irritants. ...Read more

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Around 1 month ago I felt a lump under armpit in left hand. Now I am not sure it is there but feel oval shaped and it itches and feels tender. Cause?

Around 1 month ago I felt a lump under armpit in left hand.  Now I am not sure it is there but feel oval shaped and it itches and feels tender. Cause?

Lymph nodes: A lymph node is an oval-shaped organ of the lymphatic system, distributed widely throughout the body including the armpit and stomach and linked by lymphatic vessels. Lymph nodes are major sites of B, T, and other immunity cells. Lymph nodes act as filters or traps for foreign particles and are important in the proper functioning of the immune system. ...Read more

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How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

Since : Since the burns involve his hands, you should probably have a doctor look at him. The itching can be part of normal healing, but the stinging is concerning. In the meantime, i've listed some basic burn information below. There are three burn classifications which will help you know what to do. 1) first degree burn: usually just redness swelling and pain. Unless it involves large areas of the hands, face, groin, feet, buttocks, or major joint, you can treat the area as a minor burn. If the burn does involve the areas listed, you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room. First degree burns may have discoloration of the skin for a few months, but do not usually lead to permanent scars. 2) second degree burn: pain, redness, swelling and blistering. As long as the burn is less than 3 inches wide and doesn't involve the body parts listed above, you can treat it as a minor burn. (it sounds as if your daughter has a small 2nd degree burn) you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room if the burn is larger than 3 inches or involves the body parts listed above. 3) third degree burn: is the most serious and the area may not hurt (from nerve damage) and can appear either black or white and dry. This needs emergent medical attention and you should call 911 or go to the emergency room. Treatment of minor burns: 1) cool the burn by running it under cold water for 10-15 minutes or applying cold compresses (do not use ice). 2) cover the burn loosely with a gauze 3) take an NSAID such as Ibuprofen for treatment of inflammation and pain relief. 4) do not apply butter or ointments. Do not pop any blisters. 5) keep area clean and dry. Watch for sign and symptoms of infection such as increased redness, swelling, drainage, pain or fever. 6) once the burn has healed completely, the best way to avoid scarring is to keep the area out of the sun for the next 6-12 months. Sun avoidance is the single most effective way to avoid scarring. Call your doctor with any questions. ...Read more

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I have bumps all over my for arms. My it itches and my my hands itch.

I have bumps all over my for arms.  My it itches and my my hands itch.

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose--sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...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