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Sores On Elbow
Hi. Last night I had my elbows resting on a hard table for hours and woke up with open sores on both elbows. Is this normal? How do I treat?
Normal: Rinse with tap water, Apply vaseline or Aquaphor. Will scab, heal in 1 or 2 weeks. ...Read more
For the last few months I've been getting sores on my knuckles and elbows. They don't hurt, and they last for weeks. What is it and is it dangerous?
Red itchy round place on my arm near elbow . Scabbed up sores around the middle, trying to peel . Only have one , what is it ?
Exam: Only exam by a primary care doctor dermatologist can tell you what's causing this ...Read more
I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports
Hi I have sores that keep coming up like small pimples then they grow on thigh arm and elbow they get to 10 cent coin size with bright yellow pus!
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have blood and mucus in stool, bloating, mouth sores and an itchy rash on my elbows. Are these related? What could it mean?
They may be related: This sounds as if you should be seen by a GI doctor and evaluated in detail as you may be having the onset of an inflammatory bowel condition, and these can also present with skin and mucous membrane findings. See someone asap. Bring a full list of all your symptoms and the time frames in which they occur, along with all medical records. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries with it high risk of infection (upwards to 10%) and permanent weight lifting restrictions of less than 2-5lbs. This is really meant for low demand elderly people with failure of all other measures or severe fractures in the elderly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the flexor-pronator muscle mass of the forearm gets a tear, which is usually microscopic, and results from a strenuous event. Golf can cause it but most cases I see are from other activities. Treatment is directed at decreasing inflammation/promote healin ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer