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Open sores under pendulous stomach?

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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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

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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Cyst like sores on calves, thighs, stomach, & bakini area. The ones on my stomach & bakini area look like bruises then open up & drain.

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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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.?

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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What is the benefit of using alum powder on small open sores?

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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I have open sores on my tongue that are bothering me what could it be?

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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What does it mean if you deep kiss someone with no aids but have open sores?

What does it mean if you deep kiss someone with no aids but have open sores?

Open sores: Open mouth sores can have a number of causes, although remember that other infectious diseases can also be transferred more easily with open lesions. Not a bad idea to find out what caused the sores as conditions like herpes can be transferred with active or open lesions. ...Read more

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Grandpa is in nursing home. I see other open sores forming on the back?

Grandpa is in nursing home. I see other open sores forming on the back?

Decubitus: These are called decubitus ulcers, and they are due to pressure on the skin from constant bedrest. Tell the nursing home personnel to get him out of bed as often as possible, or if that is not feasible, at least turn him from side to side several times per day. He should also have an "egg-crate" foam rubber pad on top of his mattress. ...Read more

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