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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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