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What causes bed sores?

What causes bed sores?

Bed sores: Bed sores are due to pressure injuries to the skin. There are two sides to the equation: the length and type of pressure on the one side; and the vulnerability of the skin on the other (moisture, edema, arterial disease, prior disease, etc.). The types of pressure injuries include friction, shearing, and pressure. ...Read more

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What causes sores in anus?

What causes sores in anus?

Anal sores: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more

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What causes sores on the tongue?

What causes   sores on the tongue?

Lots of things: See your general dentist or an oral surgeon when you have these sores present for a definitive diagnosis. The diagnosis will determine the cause, if known (for some types of sores, the cause is not well understood). ...Read more

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What can cause sores in the vaginal area?

What can cause sores in the vaginal area?

Exam needed: New sores in the vaginal area are almost certainly related to infection or trauma. The common infections that can lead to sores or breakdown of the skin include yeast infections or herpes. You need to be examined! ...Read more

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What could cause herpes like sores. But yet test negative. For herpes?

What could cause herpes like sores. But yet test negative. For herpes?

Many many things: Well first..Hundreds of types of viruses. Local mechanical trauma, electrical and thermal burns, chemical injury, irradiation, aphthous stomatitis, infection and drug induced. Its a very long differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Got sores on my tongue they have been occurring normally when i don't eat but they have become persistent now even if i eat twice a day.Causes?

Got sores on my tongue they have been occurring normally when i don't eat but they have become persistent now even if i eat twice a day.Causes?

Difficult to tell: In this forum, your symptoms and possible causes are very hard to determine without actually seeing the sores (are they red, white or ulcerated)? Are they flat or elevated? Are they single or clustered? Possible causes: infection, vitamin deficiency, medical issue, allergic reaction, trauma etc. See a dentist for their expert evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores?

What causes canker sores?

Several: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface, dental appliance, braces, or ill fitting dentures can trigger them. ...Read more

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