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Sores That Will Not Heal
Simply complex: There are many factors that allow our bodies to heal and a healthy 31 year old 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sores : It may take several weeks for a wound to heal . Especially on areas such as the legs which are slower to heal generally. However wounds or sores that are very slow to heal may be a sign of diabetes . Check with your physician to find the causes of the sores and also if there are any other conditions creating poor healing. ...Read more
Skin cancer?: Atypical acid fast bacilli often causes sores which do not heal or respond to the usual antibiotics. I always consider the presence of a skin cancer if a sore fails to heal . See a dermatologist. A less likely scenario would be the presence of an immune defect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When they say sores that don't heal are linked to diabetes do they mean mainly on feet or everywhere? What's the biggest clue? Thanks dr!
First question is: are these cold sores (due to the herpes virus) or aphthous ulcers. I would see a derm or ENT to get a correct diagnosis which also would give the correct treatment as they are not treated the same! And you need a work up to find out why they are lasting this long. Have you been under a lot of stress? ...Read more
My pcp says I have pruritus ani. Since 1996. Nothing helps. Bactine helps pain and cuts. Anything better for healing?Cuts & sores never seem to heal.
Cold sores are Viral: I do not know of any value to doing this remedy. It is important to understand the nature of a cold sore or fever blister. These disorders are caused by the herpes virus. The virus can be very easily spread to other parts of your body or to other people through direct contact. I would recommend not putting a warm tea bad on the sore. The risk of spreading the virus is high. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more
Wbc platelets and absolute lymphs high 3rd test. Always tired,unexplained bruises, sores take months to heal. What is going on? What could cause this?
I have a dry horse cough, sores that won't heal, pain in breast, acid reflux badly, hard time swallowing head aches. What could this be?
More info needed: Before your question can be answered, there is a lot of information needed. Do you have them all over your body or just on the lower extremities ? Do you scratch yourself from itching or do the sores suddenly appear ? Is there anyone in your house that has the same sores or are you the only one ? Is this the first time these sores have occurred or have you had this before ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer