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Skin Sores (Definition)

Skin sores come in different shapes; some could be papules (like pimples), some like an ulcers, and some containing pus, depending on the type of bacteria, fungus, virus, or parasites ...Read more


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What does it mean if I have skin sores?

What does it mean if I have skin sores?

Infection? Diabetes?: Many causes forcskin sores including mrsa, diabetes, other infections. This can spread even internally and must be treated earlyvto avoid more serious complications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin sores?

What is the definition or description of: skin sores?

Many different types: Skin sores come in different shapes; some could be papules (like pimples), some like an ulcers, and some containing pus, depending on the type of bacteria, fungus, virus, or parasites causing the skin sore. ...Read more

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What is this klebsiella exactly? I have skin sores from this.

What is this klebsiella exactly? I have skin sores from this.

Klebsiella: Klebsiella is a gram negative (staining characteristic) rod that is a common bacteria on the skin. ...Read more

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Got herpes and the skin sores are clear now. Pain has not yet releived. It's been 1 and a half months since when it started. Pain is intolerable.

Got herpes and the skin sores are clear now. Pain has not yet releived. It's been 1 and a half months since when it started. Pain is intolerable.

Post-herpetic neural: This is called post-herpetic neuralgia and can be a difficult problem to solve. See an infectious diseases expert or neurologist and get this seen to quickly before it become more difficult to manage. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have skin sores that when I break there is a clear sticky fluid. They don't heal and keep reoccurring. They get a glazing. Biopsy shows nothing.?

I have skin sores that when I break there is a clear sticky fluid. They don't heal and keep reoccurring. They get a glazing. Biopsy shows nothing.?

Unclear: There are so many things that I don't know about your condition: where it's occurring, how long it's been going on, any associated symptoms, etc. The fact that the biopsy shows "nothing" is concerning. Make sure the biopsy is done by a dermatologist and that it is sent to a lab specializing in dermatology. ...Read more

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What is it? I have skin sores and lip blister.

No way to tell: Without seeing you. But "cold sores" (a type of herpes virus infection) can do this is the skin sores are near your mouth. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with skin sores to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with skin sores to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Extent? Severity?: If there are multiple sores it is best to see md for diagnosis and treatment. Delay may result on infection or at a minimum long lasting or permanent marks or scars. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores and rash (quality: blisters).

I am experiencing skin sores and rash (quality: blisters).

More info needed: It isn't possible to judge the cause or possible treatment without more information. Where on your body? How long have you had the problem? Has it happened before? If this is in the genital area or on the face, maybe herpes. Another kind of herpes (herpes zoster, shingles) is possible if it's a localized rash elsewhere on the body. Serious allergic reaction if it's all over. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have a few skin sores on my left shoulder and near my armpit. What could they be from?

Maybe infection?: Sores in armpit and shoulder could be a minor infection but without seeing it there is now way to be sure. Shaving arm hair sometimes can be the inciting reason and is a common cause of impetigo. (a skin infection caused by staph or strep. I would visit with your doctor. In the mean time scrub the sores well with soap and water. Keep it clean and dry. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores. The following also describe me: Headache and Abdominal discomfort. What should I do?

I am experiencing skin sores. The following also describe me: Headache and Abdominal discomfort. What should I do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am on Doxycycline for MRSA and after 4 days I am not seeing any improvement with my skin sores. I actually have developed additional sores.

I am on Doxycycline for MRSA and after 4 days I am not seeing any improvement with my skin sores. I actually have developed additional sores.

Not working: Doxycycline works for some strains of MRSA, but not for all. Would recommend letting your prescriber know. Different other scenarios are possible, but I do not know how the MRSA infection was diagnosed and if the antibiotic was chosen on cultures or empirically. ...Read more

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I have skin sores/lesions that are red with punched out center and are extremely itchy. Was put on dapsone yet all derm tests are negative. Help?!

I have skin sores/lesions that are red with punched out center and are extremely itchy. Was put on dapsone yet all derm tests are negative. Help?!

Ringworm?: If the lesions are growing, roundish with flaky outside and the middle part is going back to normal, "central clearing", then you may have ringworm.Of course, if the medicine isn"t working, go back to your dermatologist and let him know. ...Read more

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I am a meth addict with giant skin sores on my back and ribs. I also had my arm go completely numb and unstable for three weeks. What does that mean?

METH: Skin infections most likely and the arm going numb may be toxicity related it all means its time to seek help and quit using ...Read more

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Two skin sores, on and off sore throat, pain behind left knee joint. Took 2 HIV tests 6 months ago and they were negative. Were the tests wrong?

Two skin sores, on and off sore throat, pain behind left knee joint. Took 2 HIV tests 6 months ago and they were negative. Were the tests wrong?

Not HIV: These symptoms are not suggestive of an HIV infection, and the HIV blood tests tests are foolproof, as long as done sufficiently long after the last possible exposure -- which usually is 4-12 weeks. See your doctor if your symptoms continue or you remain concerned, but no worries about HIV. ...Read more

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High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment? Antibiotics ness.?

High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment? Antibiotics ness.?

See your physician: Skin rash with fever can be due to numerous potential viral or bacterial infections. See your primary care physician or a dermatologist for a work up including further lab work, cultures, and possible skin biopsy. This will hopefully guide treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...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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Could it be something bad if I have skin ulcers?

Yes: Skin ulcer may be due to diabetes, vascular insufficiency, infection, cancer. Seek care if it is a non-healing ulcer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have skin ulcers?

Impaired circulation: Skin ulcers are typically caused by impaired circulation. This can happen as a result of pressure, as in bed-sores and diabetic foot ulcers, or from peripheral artery disease. They are often painless which can be deceiving as we tend to take painless things less seriously. They are always important to treat, however, as they can easily become infected and then cause major problems. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of skin ulcers?

What are the most common causes of skin ulcers?

Diabetes, varicose v: Diabetes is the most common cause of foot ulcers and varicose veins of ulcers on the ankles or lower legs. Both need to be treated to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Weeping (Definition)

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