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Sore On Foot That Won T Heal
4yr old has 1 canker sore in the back, top part of mouth. How do I treat it? Will it heal on its own? Healing time?
Nonhealing Sore: The typical warning symptom for this type of skin cancer is a sore that will not heal and frequently bleeds. Yet, it can take on other forms, like: flat, scaly patch oozing, crusty sore, depression centered bump, scar looking spot without previous injury pearly white, waxy bump with tiny blood vessels. ...Read more
Have a couple of popped blisters on my feet from new high heels. Put neosporin on them, but they hurt a lot! Anything I can do to expedite healing?
Does abreva really work to heal cold sores? I feel like
It did the opposite and caused my cold sore to spread
Not effective: Docosanol (Abreva) slightly inhibits the virus in the lab, but not effective in treating oral herpes. So it's not quite quackery, but comes close. But it shouldn't make an outbreak worse, unless maybe you're allergic and it caused increased redness, itching, etc. Ask your doctor about a prescription for valacyclovir: 2 g twice, 12 hr apart as soon as an outbreak starts, is very effective. ...Read more
Probably: Probably. The main thing to watch and work on is restoration of range of motion as the swelling and pain subside. If pain persists and/or motion does not improve, then do see a physician. ...Read more
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. If it is infected I would recommend seeing a physician ASAP as these infections can progress quickly due to poor circulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a boxers fracture and the orthopedic surgeon said to put ice on it occasionally but cold hurts it worse. Why does putting cold on it hurt?
I have sore on the lower part of my right calf that won't go away. I've treated it with over-the-counter meds. It just won't heal. What should I do?
How to heal infected toe I had the ingrown surgery twice antibiotics the whole bit it just won't her better it does not hurt so should I just leave it?
I have a sore on my left ankle on the inside that will not heal and it itches a lot off and on, I have tried creams but it's not helping.
See a physician: A foot and ankle specialist will be able to take a look at the lesion and run any necessary imaging or labs to determine the source of this problem. There are many causes for wounds that will not heal and a complete examination and history are important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My big toes has indentations on the nail and hasnt heal in years. Every time i cut my nails, its shorter but it doenst seem to heal. what does this me?
Nail fungus good bet: eaay tomdiagnose, a bit more difficult to treat ...Read more
I have a small circular crater on the bottom of my foot. I dont know how or when exactly it happened but its not a wound and t doesnt hurt.
This is where a: Picture would help....Get a more detailed answer ›
I injured my toe and it won't heal. But it is not ingrown I don't think. I'm not sure what to do or if it will heal on its own. I'd like to send pics ?
Feeling Lucky?: There are just a few injuries involving the toes that might be confused with an ingrown toenail. In those circumstances the toe generally heals on it's own. This is based, of course, on the premise that you do not have some underlying medical condition that would impede you healing capability. Using the RICE principle will more than likely be just fine. If you do not feel comfortable, see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I make a wound in mouth heal faster? I think i bit the inside of my cheek and now it's really painful. The wound doesn't seem to be getting better. I try not to touch it or hit it with my toothbrush, but it's not doing the trick.
Any tips? I've
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I popped an red ant blister. I didn't realize that you shouldn't do that. I put a antibacterial cream on it. Will that help keep infection out.?
Yes: And hopefully this will heal up and give you no further problems. If it gets worse please see your doctor. ...Read more
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