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How can you stop itching from stasis ulcers?

How can you stop itching from stasis ulcers?

Venous Stasis Ulcer: Periwound itching can be treated with a steroid cream. But itching can be a sign of other things in patients with venous stasis disease. If you have an ulceration, you should be evaluated by a professional who is familiar with wound care. Itching may be a sign, for example, of increased drainage coming from the ulcer and/or an infectious process. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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I have a stasis ulcer on my leg. The infection is gone, but it still itches. How can I stop the itching?

I have a stasis ulcer on my leg. The infection is gone, but it still itches. How can I stop the itching?

Lotio / Benadryl (diphenhydramine) : Itching is very common and is a consequence of the inflammation from the healing ulcer and any associated venous insufficiency. Lotion and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ointment could help. Compression always helps keep the venous insufficiency in check an may keep the itching at bay. ...Read more

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I hav several small ulcers on the bottom of foreskin of my penis,it itches from time to time,I have burning micturition,what can b the cause?treatment

I hav several small ulcers on the bottom of foreskin of my penis,it itches from time to time,I have burning micturition,what can b the cause?treatment

See an MD: Your symptoms sound very suspicious for a sexually transmitted infection, go see your doctor for an exam and a few blood and urine tests. Do not ignore this and hope it goes away, and once you find out the diagnosis, please inform your partner(s). ...Read more

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My anus itches and burns. There is medium dark red blood after I have a bowel movement only when i wipe. I have an ulcer... Could that be related?

My anus itches and burns. There is medium dark red blood after I have a bowel movement only when i wipe. I have an ulcer... Could that be related?

Pruritus Ani: Pruritus ani is so common today that it is known as the "space-age" disease. Occasionally, pinworms, lice, fungus, and hemorrhoids may be responsible. Rarely, food allergies, and allergies to drugs such as antibiotics may be the cause. Pruritus ani is also associated with certain systemic disorders such as jaundice, diabetes, lymphoma, and uremia. Pruritus ani is a self-perpetuating disease. ...Read more

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My foot is in a cast without padding. When I walk it itches my ankle and top of foot. I will wear it for 12 weeks. Can any blisters or ulcers develop?

My foot is in a cast without padding. When I walk it itches my ankle and top of foot. I will wear it for 12 weeks. Can any blisters or ulcers develop?

Blisters/ ulcers: If you have any problems with your ankle or foot you must contact the doctor who is caring for you. If the doctor does not have space or time to see you please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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How do you stop the itching from stasis ulcers?

How do you stop the itching from stasis ulcers?

Treat the veins: You need to have the underlying venous insufficiency treated by a qualified physician. The itching will likely not go away until the ulcer is healed. You can try a few things such as zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally. ...Read more

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Burning/itching around my anus for the past 1 month.Small white (ulcer looking) particles present at the opening of anus and are very painful, ?

Burning/itching around my anus for the past 1 month.Small white (ulcer looking) particles present at the opening of anus and are very painful, ?

NeedsToBeChecked: It needs to be checked by your Primary Care Doctor as you may have Hemorroids or Anal Fissure or some king of infection in the area around Anus and may need to be treated appropriately ...Read more

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Do I have herpes? Non-itching, painless ulcers on penile shaft and tip. No other symptoms.

Doubtful: Herpes genetalis is almost always quite painful. Painless ulcers on the penile shaft suggest syphilis. If you have had unprotected sex, go to your local family doctor, have them exam you and get tested for hiv, syphilis and other stds. Please don't ignore this. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching, burning, vaginal dryness, and even a small ulcer. My husband was unfaithful, so could I have caught something?

Itching / burning: Itching burning and small ulcer match for a sexually transmitted disease. Vaginal dryness is usually something else. You should probably both be checked for an std. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more