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Open Sores On Stomach
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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.?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›