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How long can i wait with skin sores to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Extent? Severity?: If there are multiple sores it is best to see md for diagnosis and treatment. Delay may result on infection or at a minimum long lasting or permanent marks or scars.

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How long can I wait with skin ulcers to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Never hurts to check: Most simple skin ulcerations can be treated initially with simple first aid such as cleaning and triple antibiotic ointment, usually applied once or twice a day. Persistent bleeding, increasing redness around the ulcer, increasing pain and simply non-healing after let's say 3 days of the above treatment are excellent reasons to have your pcp check it out.

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