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Exclamation Swelling after skin damage - May 6th 2009, 05:37 AM

I am not entirely sure that this will be triggering, but I decided to stay on the safe side.

I have a habit of compulsively picking my skin, usually on my scalp, elbows and forearms. I was really emotional today, and, well, I kind of got carried away.

The skin is barely broken, but the area on the side of my arm right before my elbow is really puffy and swollen. It is also warm to the touch.

Is there anything I can do for the time being? Tylenol, ice pack, Neosporin? I am just unsure of whether I should treat the scratches or the swelling. Any thoughts would be extremely helpful, as I am a bit nervous to just leave it like this.




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Re: Swelling after skin damage - May 6th 2009, 07:33 AM

Some anti-septic cream will help. I think you have an infection where you picked at yourself.
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Re: Swelling after skin damage - May 7th 2009, 06:24 PM

Like the above poster said, it sounds like you might have an infection. The best thing to do would be to use something like hydrogenperoxide to clean the wound out, you might have to break the skin to air out an infection, and then keep the area clean.


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Re: Swelling after skin damage - May 7th 2009, 10:40 PM

I think it's the skin's natural reaction to do so, every time i've scratched my arm starts to swell up. I dont think it's infectious as i've had many nurses and doctors treat it and they've never mentioned infection. The best way to deal with them is to let them get air, as it's the best way for them to heal. If you can, try not to cover it.
Use fresh water to clean the it and make sure that dirt stays out of it whilst it's healing.

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