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Go to the doctor: There are many causes of pyoderma (which simply means infection of the skin). Some of the causes are quite serious. To have this all over his face is serious and can lead to bad problems. You should not attempt to treat this get to a doctor asap, even tonight in an er. But be sure to see a doctor, not a pa or np. I can't stress enough how serious this can be. Good luck. ...Read more
Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Pyoderma Gangrenosum is believed to be auto-immune in nature and typically resonds well to high dose steroid medication. Generally wounds appear on the legs or arms. Folks commonly other auto-immune diseases like Rhuematoid Arthritis. Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, etc. Occasionally this may require hospitalization or management at a wound center. Definately see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I found out I have Crohn's january third of 2013 also have pyoderma ganrenosum &anemia how can I keep my iron up with all 3 at times I get weak.
Multiple deficiencys: In addition to iron you may have zinc calcium b12, a, c, folate (folic acid) and protein deficiencies. For anemia 50-75 mg of feosol or other of the gentler irn preparations may be all you can add at a time but you may not tolerate any in which case you might need iron infusions, dietary protein to the degree tolerated vit c supplement 1mg b12/ day or B12 shot may be easiest work with your gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers