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Water Blisters On The Legs Of Dialysis Patient
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Many causes.: Clear blisters can be due to a reaction to a cream, soap, detergent, or lotion. Also, swelling of the legs can be so severe from sunburn or congestive heart failure or poor circulation that blisters can develop. There are other causes as well. To determine which is the case for you, see a doc. ...Read more
Fistula +/- aneurysm: Dialysis patients need a mature vein that can withstand repeated puncture which is created by diverting arterial flow into a nearby vein. Needling the same site causes a loss of pain nerve fibers, and thus patients prefer that site for repeated use. This can cause fibrosis and thinning of the wall at that site, resulting in aneurysmal dilatation. This is not in danger of rupturing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blisters: Blisters can occur in a wide variety of clinical settings, including autoimmune disorders, drug reactions, infections, genetic disorders, and physical injury. Yours are most likely due to traumatic injury (eg, friction blisters, due to shear forces...Going barefoot in shoegear) or if they are itchy could be secondary to eczema. Try wearing dry socks with dry shoegear to see if this helps. ...Read more
Yes..: Shingles can manifest on any part of the body around a specific skin region we name dermatome, which usually forms like a map like area where the virus sits and shows symptoms of pain( usually burning type), itching, and rash in a cluster distribution. You can look at the dermatome chart at http://www.apparelyzed.com/dermatome.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2nd degree burn on foot. Some blisters not intact, semi-open. Keep the rest of the skin on or peel it off?
2nd degree burn: You MUST have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible! TODAY! DO NOT DELAY! ...Read more
NOT NECESSARILY: It is imperative to treat ms aggressively, but not take inappropriate risks. The newer more potent agents here and, on the way, are not for everybody, but could be used for most. Tysabri (natalizumab) and gilenya, and soon bg-12 and lemtrada, should be used in far more patients, as would sharply decrease the risk of ultimate disability. Vit d supplements would add protection. No rationale to expect wheelchair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it means when the drained fluid of peritoneal dialysis has a reddish/brownish powder at the bottom of the bag?
PD: That is certainly not normal, you need to talk to you Nephrologist and send the fluid for cell count and culture ...Read more
Moisturize: There are what are referred to as therapeutic moisturizers -- those that contain aha's or urea. Examples include lachydrin (lactic acid) 5 lotion/amlactin lotion and cream , Alpha glycolic lotion , eucerin professional strength lotion , etc. These are very effective in treating dry and thickened skin conditions. ...Read more
Could blood pooling happen solely in the bottom of the feet and not the rest of the legs? Both my feet ache and are red on the soles when standing.
Blood pooling: It is not likely that you are getting pooling of the blood only at the bottom of the feet. Most people note blood pooling, or Venous Insufficiency first in the lower legs and ankles, and, usually not at your age (usually beginning in the late 30's to late 40's). You may be having increased blood flow from a high activity level which has increased your capillary return, thus making them red ...Read more
Yes.: Lupus antibodies can attack your kidney and cause them not to function properly. Once your kidneys have shut down, then you will need dialysis in order to survive. The best thing to do is to keep the lupus symptoms under control and regularly see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congestive heart failure is causing clear fluid to leak through my skin on both legs from ankle to mid-calf. Treatment?
Small blister type spot on child. One on side of body and the other on side of leg. Are really red. Similar colour to her skin and are not painful?
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Here's a great book:: If you are looking for good information to help you or a friend, look for "Help! I Need Dialysis" by Schatell and Agar. You'll find this reference to be very straightforward and easy to understand. If you are heading towards dialysis yourself, talk to your nephrologist about attending an information class at your local kidney center. Good luck. LGromko MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the raynaud symptoms happen on patches of skin on the arms, thighs, or the trunk? Or is it only on fingers, noses, and toes?
Dyshidrosis: Dyshidrotic (also known as: hand-and-foot) eczema obviously appears on the hands, fingers and feet with symptoms of deep blisters or bubbles, and a red scaly appearance. Dyshidrotic eczema can appear on both he hands and both feet of the patient. Treatment is with super potent topical steroids. ...Read more
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