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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.?

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

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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.

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

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I'm constantly tired with achy joints. I have sores on my back, head & arms that won"t heal.

I'm constantly tired with achy joints. I have sores on my back, head & arms that won"t heal.

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

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Small open sores (0, 5 mm) on upper body, arms, tighs, lower legs. Heals but leaves withe marks. Ezcema?

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

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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?

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?

Blistering: There are a number of conditions that can show up as blisters from poison ivy to drug reactions to autoimmune conditions, where the immune system is causing blisters. Please see your dermatologist for an evaluation and skin biopsy to determine the cause. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Med check up: Since your skin lesions are persistent, you need to have a medical check up with your PCP or with a skin specialist (Dermatologist). It is not possible to guess what is wrong, without examination and some tests if needed. But go see a doctor first. ...Read more

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I have a scab on my arm that won't heal it's been there for over 6 months what could be wrong?

I have a scab on my arm that won't heal it's been there for over 6 months what could be wrong?

May need biopsy: Anything that does not heal after one month requires a check by a dermatologist to make sure that it is not skin cancer. If suspected, he/she can do a biopsy for further examination and confirmation of the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've got a sore on my arm that won't heal. I'm also a skin picker?

I've got a sore on my arm that won't heal. I'm also a skin picker?

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

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My skin is slow to heal and there is pain in my arms. What should I do?

My skin is slow to heal and there is pain in my arms. What should I do?

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

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Can u get cold sores on yr arms & back ofhands?

Yes: You could get cold sores any place on your body if someone kisses you while they have an active cold sore. ...Read more

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How long do broken arms with surgery take to heal in 12 year old boy?

How long do broken arms with surgery take to heal in 12 year old boy?

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

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How do I heal nerve damage under my arms from crutches?

How do I heal nerve damage under my arms from crutches?

Visit a doctor: There is a whole nerve plexus called the brachial plexus under the arm in the armpit region. You need to see a doctor for this (orthopeist or neurologist) you can develp some serious problems for this if not professionally managed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sores all over legs and arms is there a nurse in the house?

What to do if I have sores all over legs and arms is there a nurse in the house?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Small bite like sores appearing all over arms but not bites. Don't think allergy either. No itching.?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Depends: It is a little unusual to have a "pinched nerve in my trapezius" as you put it. Pinched nerves in the neck are fairly common, or muscular injuries to the trapezius also. I would encourage you to be seen if it does not get better soon. ...Read more