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Open Sores On Stomach
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
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
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
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
Keep the area clean to minimize contamination which can potentially lead to infections
See apodiatrist: You are in need of professional care for these problems, before they get totally out of control. ...Read more
Be very careful: While saliva typically only carries very small quantities of HIV antibodies, having the presence of open sores definitely increases the chances of contracting hiv. Hiv is transmitted when fluids from an hiv+ person passes through the mucous membranes, cuts, open sores, or tears in the skin of an uninfected person. Saliva may not have much HIV in it, but blood from the mouth can, so be very careful. ...Read more
Your description given would include tinea pedis in the differential diagnosis. (possible causes of symptoms) other differential diagnosis would include shingles (viral) and a variety of dermatitis.
Infectious diseases are usually a concern as they may require antibiotics, antiviral or anti-fungal agents. Unusual, non-responsive or chronic lesions should have biopsies. ...Read more
I constantly pick my cuticles to the point of bleeding, open sores, and infection? Why? And how to stop?
This MAY be a form: Of OCD or simply a habit. In either case a clinical psychologist can offer help. If there is OCD diagnosis he/she can treat you for that, if not, you can be taught skills to curb this habit, perhaps w/clinical hypnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My 9 year old was circumcised 10 days ago and vacay is in a week. When can he swim? Still some stitches and open sores. What's risk?
I have open sores on my buttock area. It started as what looked like one large pimple, but grew to about 20 in this area. Please help. What is it?
Folliculitis: It is likely a local spread of a staph or strep species that is causing you to have an outbreak. Can try chlorhexadine soap / scrub (may have to ask pharmacist where to find it), and if not successful, see your dr / urgent care for antibiotic rx and more specific instruction on how to get rid of. ...Read more
Left side of the tongue has irritated tastebuds and scratches like cuts that cause pain but are not open sores. Also have tingly sensation. Why???
Ans: Well what have you done? Did you eat hot or spivey foods or scrape the tongue on something you put into your mouth. This area is very vascular and will resolve fast but stop irritating the tongue. Be careful what you put into your mouth ...Read more
My husband and I both have hsv2 does that mean we can catch HIV from each other if we have open sores that touch we don't have HIV can we catch it?
No: A couple cannot create HIV out of nothing. If neither husband nor wife have it, one or both people would have to catch it from something else or somebody else. It's like a nickel. You can't give it to someone if you don't have a nickel yourself, regardless of how many open sores there are. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with mrsa on Wed. I have open sores on my face I work in a healthcare facility and I share phones ect I'm worried about spreading this?
Spreading MRSA.: While I understand your concern, it’s important for you to qualify if you’re infected with MRSA or colonized with MRSA. If you currently have an active infection caused by MRSA, then I would think you’d need to be excused from work for the time being. ...Read more
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
Shingles: As soon as you are diagnosed with shingles, your doctor probably will start treatment with antiviral medicines. If you begin medicines within the first 3 days of seeing the shingles rash, you have a lower chance of having later problems, such as postherpetic neuralgia. You can use alcohol but it will not treat the shingles ...Read more
PROVEN?: If msra has been the proven organism by culture you would guide treatment by antibiotic sensitivity in the culture as opposed to using a standard drug formula. Also depends on where and severity. Perhaps a simple sulfa drug sometimes combined with a TB drug and sometimes as aggressive as with IV vancomycin. ...Read more
Friction cz's sores: Open wounds are caused be many things including trauma, pressure friction, etc. Napkins and condoms are designed to be used in especially sensitive areas and with "normal use" there should be very few problems. However, vigorous intercourse can cause friction wounds and there are many recorded problems with sores from napkins. The key is to be careful with anything touching sensitive tissues. ...Read more
STD?: A photo is worth a thousand words when it comes to diagnosing skin disorders. Dry patches usually signify eczema in other parts of body but can be assc with yeast in vaginal area. Open sores could be an std like herpes, syphilis, chancre. But could also be a yeast infection that she scratched at. Best is to go to dr and get checked! ...Read more
Skin to skin: You can contract/give herpes even if you use condoms, as it can be spread skin to skin. A primary infection is more likely to be spread easier, however if you have herpes you can spread it at any time (more likely during exacerbation). Antiviral prophylaxis can decrease the likelihood of this happening ...Read more
APHTHOUS STOMATITIS: If im not mistaken your are talking about lesion inside the the mouth or on the tongue, usually I noticed happens days to weeks after an URI, or stressfull situation. Most scientists believe it is an auto immune disease. However treatment varies with severity, exact diagnosis. I usually use multiple modalities imy office of swish and spit of chlorhexadine, rinse 3 times with water, liq prednsilo. ...Read more
Hi. Last night I had my elbows resting on a hard table for hours and woke up with open sores on both elbows. Is this normal? How do I treat?
Normal: Rinse with tap water, Apply vaseline or Aquaphor. Will scab, heal in 1 or 2 weeks. ...Read more
For about 7 days: Oral herpes, hsv-1, can be found on the lips, gums, roof of the mouth, or around the nose. It begins with a tingling, called a prodrome, and tiny blister like vesicles will appear on area. During the vesicular phase it is transmittable, so caution should be used when contacting other people. A few days after, the vesicles will burst and an open sore will scab, then heal in 10 days. ...Read more
Varicella-zoster: Famciclovir may or may not shorten the duration of lesions due to this recurring viral infection, and new lesions may appear despite therapy. Would recommend that you invest in the vaccine for this as soon as the acute episode you are describing resolves. That may help limit both the frequency and severity of recurrences. Sorry this is happening and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
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After you shave your private areas, it breaks out on the inner lips and the bumps are now open sores?
Please don't: Shave your labia - this area is very tender. At this point I would recommend a medical evaluation to address the open sores. ...Read more
I HAVE OPEN SORES ON GROIN AREA TRID EVERY CREAM GOING BUT NOTHING WORKS ANY SUGESTIONS ON TREATMENTS?
Skin infection?: Several conditions could cause this sort of problem, most likely some sort of infection. No over-the-counter creams are likely to help very much (as you have found), and some might make the problem worse. Do not treat yourself; see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I'm having vaginal discomfort I have sensitive areas that feel like open sores and sometime my vagina is swollen?
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