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Doctor insights on: Pyoderma Gangrenosum

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Do you know about pyoderma gangrenosum ?

Do you know about pyoderma gangrenosum ?

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

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I believe I have pyoderma gangrenosum. Open ulcer on back for 6 months. 4 different antibiotics. 3 differenct doctors. Culture now negative. worse!

I believe I have pyoderma gangrenosum.  Open ulcer on back for 6 months.
4 different antibiotics.  3 differenct doctors.  Culture now negative. worse!

Wound Care Center: You have a chronic wound. Wounds can be hard to treat and many things can affect their healing. Do you have a wound care center at your hospital or near you? I would recommend you see a wound care specialist. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on the best course of treatment for pyro derma gang?

Any suggestions on the best course of treatment for pyro derma gang?

Pyoderma gangrenosum: Pyoderma gangrenosum is an inflammatory necrotizing non infectious ulcertive skin disease, often with enlarging ulcerations on the legs. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy. Hospitalization may be necessary in severe cases. Mny patients need immunosuppressant therapy . Cyslosporin can be used. Also tnf Alpha inhibitor biologics such as inflizimab or Etanercept can be used. ...Read more

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Is ecthyma gangrenosum common in children?

Is ecthyma gangrenosum common in children?

No: I have not seen a single case of ecthyma gangrenosum in the past 12 years taking care of children full time. So no i don't believe it is common at all. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is pyo derma gangrenosum?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is pyo derma gangrenosum?

Pyoderma gangrenosum: PG is a painful form of spontaneous skin ulceration. You kind find out more at http://www.dermnetnz.org/reactions/pyoderma-gangrenosum.html. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for pyoderma faciale?

Are there any home remedies for pyoderma faciale?

Serious stuff : This needs to be addressed professionally. Don't deprive yourself of evidence-based medicine. This is extremely serious. ...Read more

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How should I treat the has pyoderma my son has all over his face?

How should I treat the has pyoderma my son has all over his face?

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

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I have diabetes, am I more susceptible to ecthyma gangrenosum?

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I have diabetes, am I more susceptible to ecthyma gangrenosum?

To a certain extent: Ecthyma gangrenosum is a skin lesion that manifests during a severe pseudomonas infection that has spread to the bloodstream. Pseudomonas infections of this kind rarely happen in patients that are not severely immunocompromised, but can occur if a wound gets infected. Patients with diabetes do tend to get wound infections more readily, esp if they do not follow proper prevention and wound care. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics the safest ways to treat ecthyma gangrenosum?

Are antibiotics the safest ways to treat ecthyma gangrenosum?

Infection: Ecthyma gangrenosum is an infection that is related to pseudomonas aeroginosa, and sepsis related to this bacteria the best mechanism to treat this infection is with antibiotics. Interestingly enough, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also effective, since the high oxygen levels destroys the bacterial toxin. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of pyoderma(skin infection) and how can it be treated and cured?

Please help! what is the cause of pyoderma(skin infection) and how can it be treated and cured?

Pyoderma: Pyoderma is a bacterial infection of the skin that results in the development of pus. It is treated with antibiotics prescribed by the doctor for the particular type of infection. This is different than the immune disorder pyoderma gangrenosum. ...Read more

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Pyoderma faciale - 5 mo on accutane. Its better but still really bumpy. Will i ever look like my old self again? Also will the redness ever go away?

Discuss with dermato: This is a topic best addressed to the doctor who prescribed Accutane for you. Without the ability to see you prior to treatment and now there is no way to assess this accurately. Go and be seen and have them explain this to you. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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How common is sepsis with ecthyma gangrenosum?

How common is sepsis with ecthyma gangrenosum?

Very rare: I have never taken care of a patient with this despite working in an ICU for 7 years at a major referral center. There not even any case series published - just case reports, indicating that no one has been able to even accumulate enough cases at one institution to document more than a few. ...Read more

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Every day sex?

Sexual Activity: There is nothing wrong from a medical or scientific point of view of having regular or frequent sexual activity...Even if it is daily or more. ...Read more

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Can i get help?

Yes: What sort of help are you looking for? Emotional, physical, financial, spiritual? Give some more specifics. The first step in getting help is asking, so you are moving in the right direction. ...Read more

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Will i find love?

Will i find love?

Put yourself in: Situations where you can meet others. Be active in life. Let your personality shine through. Would encourage you to resist the romantic notion that there is only one perfect mate in the world for you. There are many wonderful women out there. I tend to put emphasis on compatibility vice just getting hormones stirred up. ...Read more

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I am feeling bad?

Too vague: Feeling bad physically? Mentally? Emotionally? What symptoms are you having? See your doctor and a chinese medicine /acupuncture practitioner. ...Read more