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What causes severe itching in the body after a nail scratch injury?

I scratch my knee on a nail that had been laying in a house that flooded ..I developed a huge red mark all over my leg and my entire body broke out in a blistery for 4 days still itching all ove blood work fine white blood cells little high..what is making me still itchso BAD
Thu, 8 Nov 2018
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It is due to minor inflammation.

As a first line management, you can apply low potency steroid creams like Betamethasone for symptomatic relief. If the lesion persists, it is better to consult a dermatologist and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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