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Doctor insights on: Back Sores That Won T Heal

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I have been getting these sores on my back for about 2 years, they don't itch but they hurt and leave scars and take a long time to heal/go away.

I have been getting these sores on my back for about 2 years, they don't itch but they hurt and leave scars and take a long time to heal/go away.

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have sores and scabs on the back of my head that are taking a while to heal?

I have sores and scabs on the back of my head that are taking a while to heal?

Acne keloidalis: If the "sores and scabs" are bumps arising from hair follicles, and possibly coalescing into each other, you may have something called acne keloidalis nuchae. (sounds fatal, I know, but it's more of a nuisance than anything, although it can cause hair loss.) if it's not going away, you really should see your doctor or a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I feel constantly tired & have sores on my head, back, arms that won't heal. Still have 2 huge sores on my arm from mosquito bites that I got in june.

I feel constantly tired & have sores on my head, back, arms that won't heal. Still have 2 huge sores on my arm from mosquito bites that I got in june.

Simply Complex: There are many factors that allow our bodies to heal and most people should heal any open wounds quickly. When a wound fails to heal, there can be many causes ranging from using medications that prevent healing to other factors such as poor nutrition, circulation, ongoing stress, pressure on the site, etc. A woundcare specialist is trained to look at the many factors and get you healed. ...Read more

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I'm constantly tired with achy joints. I have sores on my back, head & arms that won"t heal.

I'm constantly tired with achy joints. I have sores on my back, head & arms that won"t heal.

Get seen: By somebody competent. I'm not going to sugar-coat it. You have one of the vasculitis syndromes until proven otherwise. Even if not, chances are that you are seriously sick. Don't settle until you get a definitive diagnosis. Three of several possibilities are wegener's, churg-strauss and rheumatoid arthritis. Trusting also you do not have endocarditis or tb. ...Read more

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Sm sores on upper back. Doesn't seem to heal. Hmg A1c high normal. Both parents had diabetes. More frustrating than anything else. Suggestions?

Sm sores on upper back. Doesn't seem to heal. Hmg A1c high normal. Both parents had diabetes. More frustrating than anything else. Suggestions?

A1c: Be grateful for a normal A1c and keep your diet and exercise under control.

The sores on the upper back should be seen first by your doctor. If there is some doubt about diagnosis and treatment you should probably see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have some sores on my back and on my arms but won't heal, although a scab forms. The scab is yellowish and reappears really quick if it comes.?

I have some sores on my back and on my arms but won't heal, although a scab forms. The scab is yellowish and reappears really quick if it comes.?

Arm sores: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make chores only arms and these definitely need to be looked at. ...Read more

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I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything I can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything I can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

Non-prescription aid: If you are suffering from mono, your immune system is severely compromised. There are a host of bacterial or more likely, fungal infections potentially causing your mouth problems. See your dentist, who can prescribe an appropriate medication for the oral symptoms. You can also try an over-the-counter product, zilactin to ease your symptoms. Apply with a q-tip to the affected areas. ...Read more

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Sores that won't heal?

Sores that won't heal?

Would be a good: Reason to see dermatologist, in case this is a skin cancer or related to an area with poor circulation. ...Read more

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Are sores that won't heal is caused by lupus?

Are sores that won't heal is caused by lupus?

Skin cancer?: Atypical acid fast bacilli often causes sores which do not heal or respond to the usual antibiotics. I always consider the presence of a skin cancer if a sore fails to heal. See a dermatologist. A less likely scenario would be the presence of an immune defect. ...Read more

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Help with painless cold sores that won't heal on hard palate? 2-3 weeks.

Help with painless cold sores that won't heal on hard palate? 2-3 weeks.

First question is: Are these cold sores (due to the herpes virus) or aphthous ulcers. I would see a derm or ENT to get a correct diagnosis which also would give the correct treatment as they are not treated the same! And you need a work up to find out why they are lasting this long. Have you been under a lot of stress? ...Read more

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Why do I have sores in my nose that won't heal?

Why do I have sores in my nose that won't heal?

NEED FOR EXAM: May be due to an infection, but as they are not healing, should see an otolaryngologist fof exam and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Sores on the face that don't heal.?

Sores on the face that don't heal.?

It should be checked: I don't want to alarm you, but it is highly likely you have a basal cell cancer on the face--the most common type of skin cancers. Being age 60 living in florida, my first guess would be this type of cancer. It is often cured by simple complete excision. I certainly hope I am wrong, but this sounds quite suspicous. Please consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a tear near my back passage and it won't heal so every time I go to the toilet, there is always blood. What do you recommend to help it heal?

I have a tear near my back passage and it won't heal so every time I go to the toilet, there is always blood. What do you recommend to help it heal?

Anal fissure: It sounds like something we call anal fissure which is basically a tear in the back passage. I would recommend keeping stools soft and lubricating the passage. There are also certain prescription medications that can be prescribed by your doctor if needed. ...Read more

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Are there any surgeries for upper back ligament sprains that just won't heal?

Are there any surgeries for upper back ligament sprains that just won't heal?

Not really: If due 2 a strain, & not a significant trauma, they will heal over time. Ice, rest6, , NSAIDS & tincture of time. ...Read more

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I've a sore in my have that won't heal. Help me please. It' will try to heal and it will open back up. It's very irritating?

I've a sore in my have that won't heal. Help me please. It' will try to heal and it will open back up. It's very irritating?

Here's The Skinny: If you have a 'sore' that isn't healing, anywhere on the body but especially sun-exposed area, then you should see a dermatologist to help figure-out what's going on. A month would be enough time for most things to heal so if it's been longer than that, get it checked out. Many things can cause a delay in healing but a delay in healing can look like something that might be growing, like a skin tumor ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have sores that don't heal fast?

What does it mean if I have sores that don't heal fast?

Sores: It may take several weeks for a wound to heal. Especially on areas such as the legs which are slower to heal generally. However wounds or sores that are very slow to heal may be a sign of diabetes. Check with your physician to find the causes of the sores and also if there are any other conditions creating poor healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for siatic nerve to heal? It started right after my back stop hurting. It don't hurt when I lay down only when I sit

How long does it take for siatic nerve to heal? It started right after my back stop hurting. It don't hurt when I lay down only when I sit

Sciatic Nerve: Sciatic Nerve pain can take days-months to heal depending on the cause. Usually there is a pressure on the nerve that cause it. In some patients, their diet can make nerve pain worse. Have you had an MRI? What is your diet like? Consult with us to see if you need an MRI if you have not had one already. More info at eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more