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Caregiver Skin Pressure Ulcers
Skin wound over bone: It is an injury to skin and tissues underneath from prolonged continuous pressure on the skin. The heel, ankles, hips or buttocks are the areas most commonly affected because the skin covers the bone. Direct pressure to the skin over the bone will cause decreased blood supply and will initiate the bedsore process. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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
Should a patient who has veinous ulcers developing under the skin wear decompression stockings? Patient has fluid on lungs; some edema; chf. ?
Fingers chilblains, blisters and ulcers in woman 90y old.Treating daflon for chronic venuos insufficiency of the lower limbs.Tried epsom bath.Plsadvise?
43-yr old female. Could increased acne, cold sores and uti's be connected? Immune system? Diet? I'm falling apart!
Coumadin (warfarin) therapy alternating 5 and 10mg qhs. Deep blistering wounds appearing on hips, breasts, and buttocks. Sudden onset nosebleeds x4 in 24°. Er?
Venous ulcers starting to heal,but now skin on edge of wounds is black.Is this normal?Had sepsis,hospitalized from ulcers and cellulitis 3 weeks ago
No: Black skin is dead skin! Necrotic Skin! So go back to your doctor for evaluation ! ...Read more
Biting sensation followed by itching in hands, legs. Hydration n't helping. Reason? Not diabetic. B.P under control.
Need more info: Hi there. Sounds like you've been having some uncomfortable sensations on your skin. There could be various reasons and would need a much more thorough history to come up with what could be the reason. Some common reasons could be dry skin (moisturize) or some kind of allergy or sensitivity to a chemical or texture that you are in contact with. ...Read more
No: Skin tears alone don't cause venous stasis ulcers. Wounds can heal poorly with several medical conditions, including severe varicose vein disease and severe venous insufficiency -in which case they may need to be treated like a venous ulcer. A venous stasis ulcer can occur without prior skin injury and can take months to years to heal. Treatment of varicose veins before an ulcer occurs is best.. ...Read more
Mum 64 using compression for vascular ulcer. Ulcer tends to bleed as wound dressing is removed as it gets stuck to the ulcer due to compression. Help!
Wet to dry: I often teach my patients that they should cover the ulcer with a saline soaked bandage or gauze and then a dry gauze...A concept known as 'wet to dry' so that the dry gauze does not further damage the skin when it is changed. ...Read more
Can the supplement vitamin b-12 cause painful (widening) of blood vessels to the skin (feet) resulting in skin feeling hot?
Vit B-12: People frequently feel flushing, usually of face, sometimes to the point that they are unable to take it. The feet swelling would suggest something else going on. ...Read more
What could fatigue, headaches, under eye puffiness, high uric acid, weight loss and skin lesions indicate?
Fatigue wt loss: 33 M asks What could fatigue, headaches, under eye puffiness, high uric acid, weight loss and skin lesions indicate? ANS: This indicates you need to see a Dr. Give your detailed Hx of sex practices, wt loss take pictures of skin lesions, and have a careful exam. Consider: cancer, hyperthyroid, TBC, renal failure, HIV, to mention a few. Happy to do 2nd opinion to help. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more