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I have a stasis ulcer on my leg. The infection is gone, but it still itches. How can I stop the itching?

I have a stasis ulcer on my leg. The infection is gone, but it still itches. How can I stop the itching?

Lotio / Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Itching is very common and is a consequence of the inflammation from the healing ulcer and any associated venous insufficiency. Lotion and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ointment could help. Compression always helps keep the venous insufficiency in check an may keep the itching at bay. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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My foot is in a cast without padding. When I walk it itches my ankle and top of foot. I will wear it for 12 weeks. Can any blisters or ulcers develop?

My foot is in a cast without padding. When I walk it itches my ankle and top of foot. I will wear it for 12 weeks. Can any blisters or ulcers develop?

Blisters/ ulcers: If you have any problems with your ankle or foot you must contact the doctor who is caring for you.
If the doctor does not have space or time to see you please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.

Hope all goes well.

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How to get rid of a stasis ulcer on my leg?

How to get rid of a stasis ulcer on my leg?

See a venous Dr.: Venous stasis is caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, letting fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally having so much back pressure that nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers. It is treated by laser ablation. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a stasis ulcer on my leg?

How can you get rid of a stasis ulcer on my leg?

Pressure dressing: Stasis ulcers are usually venous, but sometimes the arteries can also be involved
also depending on how large the ulcer is
Usually a pressure dressing is applied if its strictly venous stasis ulcer.
It looks like a boot. This is the faster way to treat
If the ulcer is infected you may need an antibiotic or other topical dressing under the boot dressing. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of a stasis ulcer on one's leg?

How does one get rid of a stasis ulcer on one's leg?

Multiple factors: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would I see to treat a stasis ulcer on my leg?

Which type of doctor would I see to treat a stasis ulcer on my leg?

Best outcome: This type of problem is best dealt with by a specialist in wound care or vascular disease. The person you pick should be board certified and certified in wound care. They should practice in wound care or vascular disease as the major part of their practice, not a family doc working in a wound care center a few hours a week. They should do a workup and have a diagnosis before treating you. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor in my groin area I have Red marks like stretch marks and some time it itches and some ulcers kind of thing is burns and worried it's there f?

Hi Doctor in my groin area I have Red marks like stretch marks and some time it itches and some ulcers kind of thing is burns and worried it's there f?

Question cut off: Not sure what your question is. However, with the description of these lesions, it is really important that you have an in-person medical assessment. ...Read more

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I hav several small ulcers on the bottom of foreskin of my penis, it itches from time to time, I have burning micturition, what can b the cause? Treatment

I hav several small ulcers on the bottom of foreskin of my penis, it itches from time to time, I have burning micturition, what can b the cause? Treatment

See an MD: Your symptoms sound very suspicious for a sexually transmitted infection, go see your doctor for an exam and a few blood and urine tests. Do not ignore this and hope it goes away, and once you find out the diagnosis, please inform your partner (s). ...Read more

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My anus itches and burns. There is medium dark red blood after I have a bowel movement only when I wipe. I have an ulcer... Could that be related?

My anus itches and burns. There is medium dark red blood after I have a bowel movement only when I wipe. I have an ulcer... Could that be related?

Pruritus Ani: Pruritus ani is so common today that it is known as the "space-age" disease. Occasionally, pinworms, lice, fungus, and hemorrhoids may be responsible. Rarely, food allergies, and allergies to drugs such as antibiotics may be the cause. Pruritus ani is also associated with certain systemic disorders such as jaundice, diabetes, lymphoma, and uremia. Pruritus ani is a self-perpetuating disease. ...Read more

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I have a 3rd degree burn scar on leg, and It randomly itches like crazy how do I stop that? That and is there a way I can remove it, it looks gross?

I have a 3rd degree burn scar on leg, and It randomly itches like crazy how do I stop that? That and is there a way I can remove it, it looks gross?

See a dermatologist: A prescription steroid cream is likely to help. Perhaps the appearance so disagreeable to you is caused by scratching, and may look better when it is treated. ...Read more

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I have had a rash my legs, wrists, arms and it itches like crazy what can I get OTC to stop the itch?

I have had a rash my legs, wrists, arms and it itches like crazy what can I get OTC to stop the itch?

OTC meds: The best thing is Loratadine (which does not cause drowsiness) or diphenhydramine, which can make you sleepy. If it does not go away in a few days or you also have a fever, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Sometimes I cant stop itching on my hand and leg. The places where it itches, swells a little and becomes red. Is it bcoz of allergy? Hw can it be cured?

Sometimes I cant stop itching on my hand and leg. The places where it itches, swells a little and becomes red. Is it bcoz of allergy? Hw can it be cured?

Depends on what: Is making you itch. Most of the time, it is contract dermatitis or eczema. You may take an antihistamine and apply topical steroids to take care of the itching. Eventually the swelling from you scratching so much! You need to get it checked by your Pcp. ...Read more

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How do you stop a venous stasis ulcer from weeping?

How do you stop a venous stasis ulcer from weeping?

Compression: The most important treatment to a venous stasis ulcer is compression wrap or hose. The compression of the wrap must sufficient to counterbalance the underlying venous hypertension. The venous hypertension vhtn is the cause of the weeping and ulcer. Vhtn pressure is the result of gravity and faulty valves. Once proper compression is applied weeping and proper wound care is applied weeping will stop. ...Read more

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I have an inner thigh rash and it really itches and I can't stop myself from itching it! . Is there any way to stop it?!

I have an inner thigh rash and it really itches and I can't stop myself from itching it! . Is there any way to stop it?!

First, find the. ...: Reason for that rash. If it allergy, use steroid cream and/or antiallergic oral medicine. ...Read more

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My thigh itches when I go for jogs. It may be due to blood circulating, but it gets too itchy n I need to stop. Is there anything I could do to stop it?

My thigh itches when I go for jogs. It may be due to blood circulating, but it gets too itchy n I need to stop. Is there anything I could do to stop it?

Yes: I think that your thigh got itching not from circulating proplems but from thesweat, moisture that cause the probems. Try to keep area earated with not tight short, cotton, not nylon materials. But you do need to see doctor to make sure the cause of it to get med to avoid recurrence. ...Read more

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How can you stop itching from stasis ulcers?

How can you stop itching from stasis ulcers?

Venous Stasis Ulcer: Periwound itching can be treated with a steroid cream. But itching can be a sign of other things in patients with venous stasis disease. If you have an ulceration, you should be evaluated by a professional who is familiar with wound care. Itching may be a sign, for example, of increased drainage coming from the ulcer and/or an infectious process. ...Read more

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How do you stop the itching from stasis ulcers?

How do you stop the itching from stasis ulcers?

Treat the veins: You need to have the underlying venous insufficiency treated by a qualified physician. The itching will likely not go away until the ulcer is healed. You can try a few things such as zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg n it itches like little bugs are crawling around?

I have a rash on my leg n it itches like little bugs are crawling around?

Could be chiggers..: Chigger bites are caused by mites which burrow themselves underneath skin causing little rashes like those in picture here. They can be intensely itchy especially at night when these creatures are active--they actually move in these burrows in the dark, thus more itching at night. Often one gets this infliction from grass fields. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the back of my leg and it itches really bad?

I have a red rash on the back of my leg and it itches really bad?

Leg itch: A natural question would be to ask if you came in contact with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. In any event, if the rash is not spreading you can try Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) creme which is over-the-counter. This should help to clear it up. If the rash is spreading you should probably see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more