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Dr. Olivia Liao
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Open sores under pendulous stomach?

Dr. Olivia Liao
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
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Open sores under pendulous stomach?

skin breakdown: Will need proper wound care to prevent infection. This particular area can also develop yeast infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Richard Arden
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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Do you think this is or has a high chance of being basal cell carcinoma?.. I've had these sores on my lower abdomen & side of stomach since august 2011. Most of them look like open wounds that just never heal up. A couple of them are on my side & look m

Dr. Richard Arden
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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The : The information you provided is already enough to raise a red flag. Any area of skin which appears as an open wound and never heals up raises the possibility of skin cancer and should be looked at. I understand your financial concerns, but seeing an appropriate physician (dermatologist would be a good start) for a biopsy is the best advice i can offer you. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Emily Altman
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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Cyst like sores on calves, thighs, stomach, & bakini area. The ones on my stomach & bakini area look like bruises then open up & drain.

Dr. Emily Altman
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Cyst like sores on calves, thighs, stomach, & bakini area. The ones on my stomach & bakini area look like bruises then open up & drain.

Sores that drain: Bacterial infection of hair follicles can cause nodular, red painful lesions that open and drain. Bacterial infections must be treated with antibiotics. An antibacterial ointment is prescribed also to treat areas where bacteria can live on the skin to decrease chances of recurrence. These infections can be spread by shaving. Using a new razor (not just changing the head of razor) is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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What causes small red sores on skin that itch and open when rubbed; in abdomen and chest and back. Have had pain under armpits and breasts also.?

Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What causes small red sores on skin that itch and open when rubbed; in abdomen and chest and back. Have had pain under armpits and breasts also.?

See a doctor: It is inappropriate to diagnose your condition based on the description. It would be risky to suggest some possible conditions that cause this. Do the right thing. Show it to a doctor! ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Open sores, will not heal?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Open sores, will not heal?

Considerations: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
18 years in practice
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What is difference between sores n open sores ?

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
18 years in practice
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What is difference between sores n open sores ?

No real difference: They are essentially the same thing, though the word "open" suggests that the sore may be newer or fresh, and wet with lymph fluid. Both of them are a breakdown of the outer layer of skin, which increases chance of infection. Keep the area clean and dry until it heals. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is the benefit of using alum powder on small open sores?

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is the benefit of using alum powder on small open sores?

Symptomatic Relief: There can be symptomatic relief with the use of alum to small cancer sores in the mouth, however it is not curative. ...Read more

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Dr. James Cain
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
31 years in practice
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I have gotten utis along with open sores around the area for years. Recently the sores have gotten worse. What should do as my next step?

Dr. James Cain
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
31 years in practice
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Gynecologic exam: This does not sound normal, please review with an expert to find out what is causing this. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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Can you tell me if jock itch causes open sores?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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Can you tell me if jock itch causes open sores?

It can: Since it is a fungal infection it can cause blisters and open sores if untreated. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Collins
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
19 years in practice
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I have open sores on my tongue that are bothering me what could it be?

Dr. Mark Collins
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
19 years in practice
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I have open sores on my tongue that are bothering me what could it be?

Sores on tongue: A lot depends on duration and description of sores. It may be something simple or it could be something very serious. If they have been there longer than two weeks you really need to see a dentist or an ENT for an evaluation. In the meantime try to avoid acidic foods, salts and keep the mouth clean. ...Read more

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