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Do sun and air help leg ulcers heal?

Do sun and air help leg ulcers heal?

No: Leg ulcers are a very complicated problem that needs specialty care. Leaving a leg ulcer exposed to the elements may cause more harm than good. ...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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Do wounds on lower legs heal more slowly?

Do wounds on lower legs heal more slowly?

That depends.: If there is any problem with arterial or venous circulation wounds may heal slower. That is why it is important to understand the blood flow and confounding factors that may affect wound healing. ...Read more

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Coumadin (warfarin) therapy alternating 5 and 10mg qhs. Deep blistering wounds appearing on hips, breasts, and buttocks. Sudden onset nosebleeds x4 in 24°. Er?

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Coumadin (warfarin) therapy alternating 5 and 10mg qhs. Deep blistering wounds appearing on hips, breasts, and buttocks. Sudden onset nosebleeds x4 in 24°. Er?

Yes!: Definitely go get checked out in the er. The blistering wounds could be warfarin necrosis. If you have this, the warfarin will need to be discontinued in favor of another blood thinner. With recurring nosebleeds, you should have your protime checked. ...Read more

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Leps burned by sun, wound does not heal due to saliva. Suggestions ?

Burn medication: Please consult your physician for an Rx for specific burn medication. You can try a very thin ( pea sized drop) of OTC antibiotic ointment until Rx is called in. ...Read more

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Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur

Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur

No unusual: The wrapping along with swelling of tye ankle can cause discoloration of the skin. When swelling goes down the skin tends to peel/slough. ...Read more

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Burn, deep throb pain in soft area between inside ankle & heel. I have b -12 def neuropathy. Better when wrapped. Veins, clot? Left foot.

Burn, deep throb pain in soft area between inside ankle & heel. I have b -12 def neuropathy. Better when wrapped. Veins, clot? Left foot.

Ankle pain: Sounds like neuropathic pain which may be related to peripheral neuropathy or superimposed "tarsal tunnel syndrome". Treatment may involve removing compressive forces from the area (shoes), or controlling movement of ankle(orthotics), and/or the use of medications specific for the pain from nerves. Also in the same area are the tendons the go to your medial foot, and toes, can be tenosynovitis. ...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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What causes skin ulcers that won't heal?

What causes skin ulcers  that won't heal?

Many things: The skin is a complex organ. When skin does not heal it suggests something is missing in the pathways that the skin takes from break down to being healed. Most commonly seen are high glucose from poorly treated diabetes, low blood proteins in malnourished patients, and low oxygen in patietns with perpheral artery disease, excessive bacterial colonization leading to infection and skin cancer. ...Read more

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Pain inner foot & ankle. No injury. Very sore to touch. Swelling. Pain worse at rest & radiate to whole foot & leg. Difficult to weight bear from rest?

Pain inner foot & ankle. No injury. Very sore to touch. Swelling. Pain worse at rest & radiate to whole foot & leg. Difficult to weight bear from rest?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes for pain in that area including inflammatory, arthritic, and nerve compression conditions. A detailed exam can likely go a long way in making the diagnosis and then treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

No: Skin tears alone don't cause venous stasis ulcers. Wounds can heal poorly with several medical conditions, including severe varicose vein disease and severe venous insufficiency -in which case they may need to be treated like a venous ulcer. A venous stasis ulcer can occur without prior skin injury and can take months to years to heal. Treatment of varicose veins before an ulcer occurs is best.. ...Read more

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Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Yes: If cause of ulcer is properly addressed and there is adequate circulation, absence of infection, adequate health/nutrition as well as proper offloading /eliminating excessive pressure on area. ...Read more

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Does bursting mouth ulcers help in recovering?

Does bursting mouth ulcers help in recovering?

Ulcer or abscess ?: Either way, it does not help. If an ulcer, it will heal on its own in 10 to 14 days. If an abscess, you need to see a dentist to have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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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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Leg Ulcers (Definition)

An ulcer is essentially a breakdown in the normal layer of skin and can have a number of potential causes. A leg ulcer occurs in the lower extremity and can ...Read more