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Bleeding Bed Sores
Mouth sores bleeding gums nose bleeds bruises head aches joint pain and fever over the past 2 weeks what's wrong with me?
2 separate problems: These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See your dentist. 2. Headache, joint aches, fever - seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and does not blanch) to stage four (an open wound extending down to the bone). Early stage pressure sores can respond to off-loading, while deep ulcers require debridement, dressing ...Read more
Yes they can bleed: A cold sore is a herpes simplex viral infection that occurs most commonly on th lips of the mouth, but can also occur on the penis and vulva, and other places of the skin. During the first stage, they produce a tender sore, that can then form a scab and bleed. Use vaseline to keep the area moist, and try drug- store medicines for cold sores, or get a prescription for acyclovir. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lip picking if you have no cold sores and wiping down there after peeing cause genital herpes?
No: Although bed bug can carry pathogens they don't transmit diseases to humans. ...Read more
Bitten by unknown bug indoor during sleep. 1cm bites got very red 2 days later -> purple over next few days till gone. Not bed bug. Infection concern?
Not now: Because you said the purple is gone so it sounds like it resolved. You sound fine now. ...Read more
After skin outbreak over body, noticed mnthly itchy vaginal tears and sweling after periods, dryness & swellin round anus, craked lip edges.Is it herpes?
Have 2 white sores on inner labia, look like cancer sores, not herpes. Pain/itch when touched, burn to pee. Sexually active, have bronchitis & uri?
White sores/ Labia: Sometimes a plugged hair follicle can get infected and present this way. Oral herpes (if applicable) can be spread to the genitalia and cause a lesion like you describe. Of course, it could be genital herpes - why are you so sure it is not? Without a visual, it is hard to run a better differential. Not connected with your URI like a canker sore in the mouth. Check w/ your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Couple weeks been getting mouth sores & sore throat on and off, today felt sick & mouth sore & 10 min headache. Is something wrong with immune system?
Sex with 1 vasectomy partner- new onset of vag bleed any bathroom trip, stops after a few wipes. Bright red blood. No pain or anything else. Ideas??
Spotting: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infection, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more
Signs of herpes? Gums ache, eyes hurt mouth itch gums itch jaw sore also feeling dizzy. Are these herpes signs from french kissing its been a week
Stop sex contact.: Herpes is a viral infection on the soft mucosal tissues in the mouth, tongue and lips. It can be spread to the genital area of the body and elsewhere if, the lesions are broken. Go and see your family doctor or family dentist. They can treat you with steriods or antiviral medications. Once you get the virus; you will have it through life. ...Read more
Waking up with liquid draining from nose. No pain/infection. Sinus are clear during day & when going to bed. Why only when sleeping? Occur x 2 wks.
Sudden Recurrent wound by upper lip. Itches, tingles, swells. Forms blister, crusts over, bleeds. Blood work & swab neg for hsv. What else could it be?
Still maybe herpes: This still sounds like herpes despite the negative test results. Up to 30% of people with HSV1 have negative blood tests for it, so that result doesn't mean much. Try another swab test when you have a fresh blister (within 2 days of onset), and make sure they do a PCR test, not culture. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feet bitten by something during sleep indoor. 1-2cm bites got very red 2 days later -> purple over next few days->faded. Not bed bug/mosquito. What?
Dry mouth genital ulcer oral ulcers perephral neuropathy dry eyes nose fatigue acne folliculitis all STD tst neg at 8 months what else could it be?
Swollen mouth with sores, fever, & body aches. Severe stomach pain requiring bed rest 3-5 days earlier. Can this be serious?
See your doctor.: Given the length and severity of your symptoms, you should see your doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Depends: Bleeding could be bad or good sign. Bleeding means blood is getting to area and might mean it's healing. But could mean infection. Look to see if pus is present. Look at edges of sore to see if red (good) or white (bad). Tip: stem cells from your fat are now being injected around the sore and the results are promising, especially with difficult ulcers which don't heal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stage 5 renal failure, now bed-sore on my left heel, very painful and bleeding sluff, now a very red, sore lump just came out of the blue 2 days ago, ?
Bedsores fatal: Bedsores (pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers) can get very large, go to deeper structures, or can be so numberous that they at the very least be associated with a terminal process for a patient. Remember, the skin is the largest organ of the body; it is the most visible one also. Equating cause of death with the effects of the dying process can be a difficult matter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info...: Bed sores or pressure ulcers can develop in at-risk skin in 2 hours, which is why hospitals rotate position of immobile patients with that frequency. Treatment depends on severity, but if mild, a protective cover (moleskin or similar) and pressure avoidance / repositioning, can allow it to heal. Pharmacies often have more sophisticated dressings that protect and cushion, some need a doctor's order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exceptions: I am aware of three exceptions tot he preventable rule. Patient noncompliance tissue failure - a complex term that basically means that the patient is dying and no matter what you do, they will have skin breakdown. Hemodynamic instability - patients in critical condition for whom turning or position changes cause significant problems with their hemodynamics. Otherwise, they should not occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequent turning: Frequently turning the patient will relieve pressure on body parts. Taking the patient or family member in and out of bed in and out of wheel chairs for support will help reduce the occurrence of bed sores. Use of air flotation mattresses or waterbeds have been shown to be an efficient way of reducing the occurrence of bed sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No single treatment: Well there is one thing all bedsores need: relieve pressure! after that the depth, 'stage' amount of drainage as well as other factors determine the treatment. Probably best to have a consultation with a wound specialist on short order to get everything going in the right direction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bedsores: Bedsores are due to pressure over bony prominences. The best way to prevent bedsores, once they occur, is to keep pressure of these areas. That means that you need to constantly move the person into different positions to relieve the pressure. Seeking professional help like with a wound center is a great option since depending on the depth, stage and location of the uler, your options will differ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
#1 stop pressure: There is no magic cure for pressure sores. The solution is to minimize pressure. Some have advocated the use of medical grade honey to lower the incidence of infection but this will not cure the sore. Simple wound care with cetaphil soap and a moist dressing changed twice a day is usually adequate. ...Read more
Bed sores: Bed sores are due to pressure injuries to the skin. There are two sides to the equation: the length and type of pressure on the one side; and the vulnerability of the skin on the other (moisture, edema, arterial disease, prior disease, etc.). The types of pressure injuries include friction, shearing, and pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure wounds: Pressure wounds are all about pressure off loading. Alleviation of the pressure / decreased blood flow is the key. Therefore environmental modification of beds, turning routine, and wheel chairs are of paramount importance. Wound care with adequate surgery to clear the bad tissue is also important. Nutrition should be optimized. Occasionally flaps are done on full thickness wounds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Typically it takes a major team effort for anything that is significant in size or depth - especially related to keeping all weight off the sore, doing dressing changes, optimizing nutrition, making sure that cushions and supportive surface are working well, and sometimes surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer