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Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

It can: Radiotherapy can cause skin redness, hair loss, and in some situations ulcerations and blistering. These skin changes only occur in the region of the body being treated, and they typically progress during the course of radiotherapy and gradually improve in the weeks after treatment. Depending on the location and type of treatment, these side effects may be unlikely or expected. ...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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Does baking soda for skin cancer ulcerate the skin?

Does baking soda for skin cancer ulcerate the skin?

Skin pH: Baking soda applied to skin can alter the ph and result in irritation, but not usually ulcerate it. If that occurs, it is usually the skin cancer itself causing the damage. It needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Would melanoma from upper arm (pt2a 1.3mm superficial spreading, no ulceration) spread to node under chin?

Would melanoma from upper arm  (pt2a 1.3mm superficial spreading, no ulceration) spread to node under chin?

Not likely but...: Melanoma doesn't always spread in a predictable manner. Even though your tumor was small and superficial. You should complete your staging work up with a pet or pet/ct scan to evaluate any risk of disease elsewhere. ...Read more

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Is their any bacteria that is known to indirectly cause ulceration in skin healing? what other option are their beside Prisma , Xerform for skin ulcer

Is their any bacteria that is known to indirectly cause ulceration in skin healing? what other option are their beside Prisma , Xerform for skin ulcer

Yes: Several organisms cause or contribute to skin ulceration. Pyoderma gangrenosum is one. There are multiple therapies in wound care for difficult chronic ulcers. Okay to ask for referral to wound care center. Take friend with you to appointment. Be Well. ...Read more

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What are aphthous ulcerations?

What are aphthous ulcerations?

Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more easily ulcerates even with minimal irritation such as from a toothbrush, hard food, etc. There are numerous otc and prescription medications that speed the recovery slightly or alleviate the pain by forming a temporary covering. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

Ulceration: 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; skin, mouth, stomach, etc. ...Read more

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How likely is a stage 1b, no ulceration, clear slnb and margns to reccur?

How likely is a stage 1b, no ulceration, clear slnb and margns to reccur?

What?: If you tell us what type of lesion it is to which you are referring it might be possible to answer the question. ...Read more

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What is a corneal ulceration?

What is a corneal ulceration?

A serious problem: A corneal ulceration refers to the cornea surface (clear tissue in front of pupil) breaking down through inflammation or infection. More common are corneal ulcerations secondary to infections (bacteria, fungus, etc) which are related to contact lenses or trauma. These infections require immediate evaluation with an ophthalmologist for strong topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the effects of GABA on gastroduodenal ulceration?

What are the effects of GABA on gastroduodenal ulceration?

GABA + ulcers = good: I actually looked this up in the british journal of pharmacology (bhargava kp et al. 1985, march). The upshot of this articleis that "gaba in the central nervous system exerts an inhibitory effect on stress-induced ulcerogenesis." that is, it calms you down, and what's eating you mentally (stress effects), stops eating on your gastric lining. There are other citations that support this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for foot ulceration?

Several things: Depending on what is the cause of the ulcer. If it is due to poor circulation, that would need to be addressed. If due to neuropathy, the area would need to be offloaded to remove excessive pressure on area. If infected, antibiotics will be necessary. Local wound care to remodel wound and keep clean and protected is a must. Many specialists will need to be involved in care depending situation. ...Read more

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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