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Have a itchy feeling on shoulder, having pacemaker. Had a knee replacement. Related?

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i have a XXXXXXX itch just below my left shoulder blade and feel it when i am in bed when you breath. also i have a pace maker and had a knee re placement 2 years ago
Posted Sun, 26 May 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 48 minutes later

Thanks for visiting XXXXXXX with your query.

You have not described your problem in detail. I would like to know

1. Since how long you are having this symptoms?

2. Do you have any kind of rashes or eruptions on the skin in the vicinity?

3. Do you have any kind of allergy, asthma, sneezing or hives(urticaria)?Do you have cough, fever or pain at the site?

4. Do you suffer from any other ailments beside what you have mentioned?

If you have none of the above, i am of the opinion that there is no need to be very worried. You may take an antihistaminic for the itching. However consult your GP or cardiologist since you have a pacemaker. He may also give you a thorough check up for the present problem.

Take care. If you have any further query i will be glad to answer.
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Follow-up: Have a itchy feeling on shoulder, having pacemaker. Had a knee replacement. Related? 13 minutes later
i have had the symptoms for about 6 weeks and i have now sign of a rash it seams to be XXXXXXX , i do have an odd hive now and then . XXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 15 minutes later

Thanks for further inputs.

You could be having some kind of allergy which may be causing the symptom.

As mentioned earlier, take an antihistaminic like allegra or loratadine for the itching. Deworm your self. Have a x XXXXXXX chest taken to rule out any lung pathology though it looks highly unlikely.

Consult a skin specialist in case the symptoms persist.
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Follow-up: Have a itchy feeling on shoulder, having pacemaker. Had a knee replacement. Related? 12 hours later
what sort of worms do you think i might have and what would you prescribe for it .i also have atrial fibrillation and i am on Warfarin ,crestor ,isoptin ,lanoxin regards XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 10 hours later

Sorry for the delay, i was a bit busy.

There are various types of intestinal worms like thread worms, pin worms, round worms, whip worms, tape worms etc. You may or may not be having worms but in case of hives or allergies deworming is done with a broad spectrum agent like albendazole as a prophylactic measure.

Regarding your other medicines it is advisable to consult your cardiologist.

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