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Herbal Treatment For Oozing Crusting Skin Lesions
An otherwise healthy 26 years old female got herpes zoster skin lesions after starting terbinafine (for 10 days) treatment for toe onychomycosis. What could be the reason?
TLC: Provide tender loving care to damaged skin. Areas that have experienced trauma are best attended to by restoring the normal skin integrity. If the skin is open, torn or cut, it needs to be tended to with appropriate measures such as sutures (if lacerated) and/or topical antibiotics with bandaging. If the skin is swollen or bruised, use ice initially and raised above heart level to help healing. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the depth of the lesion. If all of the lesion is not removed, it is likely to recur. ...Read more
Not all, but many: There are several ways that the basis of the condition expresses itself and a sensitive person may experience any combination of them. Skin symptoms are not rare. The good news is that as treatment is effective for one it usually is for others too. Are you well-treated? Is gluten an issue? There are more and more good diets w/out or with minimal gluten. Try one to see if it helps. ...Read more
Possibly bug bites: There are many causes of red "spots" which when touched are not flat on the skin but instead are elevated off the skin. They can be red from scratching or from being bitten by a bug or be a blister from a burn. Some raised lesions have fluid in them such as a blister. When the spot or leasionis red it is usually inflamed. Whelps from an allergic reaction can also be red and raised lesions. ...Read more
55y/o dad, h/o controlled t-2 dm switched to insulin from glime/meformin 8 months back bcoz of LP skin lesions. But new lesions never stopped coming!?
Probably not related: If he has been off the metformin and Glimepiride for 8 months and is still getting lesions then it is not due to those drugs. Metformin is an extremely useful drug for diabetes, and the only one shown to reduce heart attack. I'd suggest he talk to his md about going back on that. I am not an expert on the other causes of lichen planus; a dermatologist should be able to help. ...Read more
Angiomas?: Red 2-3mm bumps are angiomas and they are common. Brown, waxy stuck on spots are seborrheic keratosis. You need to see a dermatologist in order to be evaluated properly. ...Read more
Skin lesions sepsis: The larger the size of the wound, the more it is colonized with bacteria, the greater the entry of foreign matter (dirt, stool, foreign bodies), the longer that you have the wound -- are just some of the things that would lead more commonly to sepsis than not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin lesions, scattered bumps, my skin is harder, and leavess the same scar shape, itchy at firstPlease help. I feel I'm going crazy?
Painful lesions??: Few lesions are painful, but there are some which are very painful: ie- one is typically located on the rim of the ear which are exquisitely painful. The only treatment for these is to excise them. If you have skin tags which are catching on clothing, they can become very painful as well. I recommend having the painful lesions looked at to see if there is a treatment to prevent the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy: With pathology report is the most accurate method. ...Read more
Maybe: If you are allergic or sensitive to working with fiberglass you may get an allergic reaction. It is not common to have such an allergy and you may want to explore other causes of the skin lesions. If you get specs of fiberglass under your skin that could cause a foreign body reaction and possibly injure your skin. Allergic reactions usually cause itching. Injury with fiberglass usually hurts. ...Read more
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