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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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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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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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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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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. Michael Kleerekoper ...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

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more