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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Weeping (Definition)

Weeping = release of tears ...Read more