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Sores On Arms That Won't Heal
I have had these small sores all over my body. My head, thighs, arms, back, vaginal area that have been there for months and won't heal?
See a doctor please: You have to see a doctor in person for this. This could be serious. ...Read more
I have some sores on my back and on my arms but won't heal, although a scab forms. The scab is yellowish and reappears really quick if it comes.?
Arm sores: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make chores only arms and these definitely need to be looked at. ...Read more
I feel constantly tired & have sores on my head, back, arms that won't heal. Still have 2 huge sores on my arm from mosquito bites that I got in june.
Simply Complex: There are many factors that allow our bodies to heal and most people should heal any open wounds quickly. When a wound fails to heal, there can be many causes ranging from using medications that prevent healing to other factors such as poor nutrition, circulation, ongoing stress, pressure on the site, etc. A woundcare specialist is trained to look at the many factors and get you healed. ...Read more
Get seen: By somebody competent. I'm not going to sugar-coat it. You have one of the vasculitis syndromes until proven otherwise. Even if not, chances are that you are seriously sick. Don't settle until you get a definitive diagnosis. Three of several possibilities are wegener's, churg-strauss and rheumatoid arthritis. Trusting also you do not have endocarditis or tb. ...Read more
Small open sores (0, 5 mm) on upper body, arms, tighs, lower legs. Heals but leaves withe marks. Ezcema?
Probably not: Eczema does not usually cause open sores. You should definitely see your doctor about this. You might have an infection or other issue. Good luck. ...Read more
I get small bumps that when popped turn to sores. Located on hands, feet, arms, legs. Come and go, take a few weeks to heal. Eczema? Any ideas?
Seem to be getting little blisters on my legs amd arm out of the blue. Turns into little sores and takes a long time to heal?
I've had too little scabs on my arm that won't heal up I shave my arms they've been there for a couple of months?
Scabs: A "scab" would typically be considered an healing coagulated blood material with epithelialization occurring under the material. When it "falls off" the skin has healed under the scab. With chronic wounds (over weeks old) do not heal, then the material is a necrotic (dead) material. In wound care some form of removal (debridement) would be required prior to resolution. Antibiotics also used. ...Read more
Both arms seemed discolored. It's been 2 months now and they won't heal. There's no flaky patches they are all flat. Could this be skin cancer?
What to do if I have noticed the arms of addicts are often peppered with sores. What causes that?
Needle points and: Skin infections related to needle points...Get a more detailed answer ›
Skin picking: This is likely a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see your doctor to make sure your sore does not get infected. You need to see a mental health professional such as a clinical psychologist. If OCD, a book called "The Body who Couldn't Stop Washing" by Rappaport can be helpful also. Peace and good health. ...Read more
That: Is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Too hard to tell: Unfortunately it is too complex to be able to answer. The healing takes place faster in bones of younger people, especially kids. The reason it becomes hard to give you an answer is because there are many factors including what surgery he had and the reasons he had it. I would suggest talking to the surgeon or asking for a second opinion if you feel the need for another opinion. ...Read more
Not a nurse but....: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have had sores that appear on my legs, arm, stomach and sides all the time and they won't disappear. Had probably around 2 years help?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
I have a small bump on my arm that scabs over but won't fully heal. No open wound or discharge when the scab comes off. Just dry red bump. What is it?
I have a large-ish bruise on the inside of my wrist/arm following a tattoo 6 weeks ago and it won't heal. I do have ITP that's not problematic?
I have r.S.I. For 7yrs & I have recurring pain & tightness in both upper arms/shoulders & also recurring carpal tunnel symptoms. Will it ever heal?
RSI can improve: Repetitive stress injury can take a long time to heal. Improper ergonomics and incorrect posture can be a contributing factor as well. Best treatment is appropriate stretching and strengthening as directed by a physical therapist, being mindful of posture, as well as taking breaks from repetitive tasks. Consider having your neck evaluated as a pinched nerve can cause similar pain complaints. ...Read more
I have a half dollar size rash like spot on the inside of my fore arm. It itches at night, seaps a pus substance and won't seem to heal. Have been using antibiotic ointment with no results. It started as something that looked like a mosquito bite or a pim
Can hypothyroidism lead to bruising easily and dry skin and dry scabs that won't heal I have 2 small ones on arm my mom & aunt have hypothyroidism?
Yes, for dry skin: Untreated hypothyroidism can certainly cause dry skin, but it would be unlikely to cause bruising or scabs. I see that you are on advil, (ibuprofen) this can contribute to bruising. Considering your family history, it would be reasonable to get a free T4 and TSH level done to look at your thyroid function. ...Read more
My skin on my lower arms bruise and tear really easily. It takes a long time to heal. What causes this?
Small bite like sores appearing all over arms but not bites. Don't think allergy either. No itching.?
Vasculitis?: These may be vasculitic lesions associated with the SLE. See your rheumatologist or dermatologist to find out. ...Read more
I have a rash from some sort of weed I was pulling, causing a itchy rash on my arms. What do I use to heal it?
Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin or triggers an allergic reaction. The substance could be one of thousands of known allergens and irritants. Some of these substances may cause both irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. First line therapy is usually avoidance of the trigger, and topical steroid creams. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve in my Trapezius. What can I do to? And how long would it take to heal? The pain spreads to my Neck, upper & lower back & arms.
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