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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

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 ulcers?

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 does it mean if I have painful skin?

What does it mean if I have painful skin?

Dermatitis: You really should see a dermatologist because this is something new....Right? They might need to do a biopsy. And at the least, you have a doctor trained in skin following you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have abdominal skin itching?

What does it mean if I have abdominal skin itching?

Need more info.: There are several conditions that come to mind. Itching in the lower abdomen can be caused by nickel contact dermatitis from the snaps of jeans. During pregnancy, could be from stretching of skin, hormone changes, puppp - (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy), liver problems (cholestasis) and any other problems with allergy can also cause abdominal itching. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have urticaria?

What does it mean if I have urticaria?

Hives: Urticaria is simply the medical term for hives. It can be classified as acute (short term) or chronic (greater than ~6 weeks). Acute urticaria could be due to (but not limited) to allergic or infectious in nature. In contrast, chronic daily hives are not typically due to an external allergy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have really dark armpits?

What does it mean if you have really dark armpits?

Nothing: This most likely is just a genetic inheritance from ancestors that had pigmentation. Depending on your race, this can be more prominent that in lighter-colored people. Many areas of the body have hyperpigmentation for one cave-man-related reason or another. It doesn't sound like an infection, ringworm, nor any other condition that you need to treat. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have hand redness?

What does it mean if I have hand redness?

Could mean 100s: Of different things. Question must be considered in context of complete history and phys exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have recurrent blue lips?

What does it mean if you have recurrent blue lips?

Low oxygen level: Bluish discoloration of the skin or lips is called cyanosis, and is generally caused by a low oxygen level or vasoconstriction. Typical causes are lung disorders, or particular types of heart defects or congestive heart failure. Extreme cold can cause vessel constriction leading to cyanosis. If the condition persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bruising?

What does it mean if I have bruising?

Purple skin mark: A bruise is a leakage of blood from a skin vein. Most bruises are caused by trauma to the skin in otherwise healthy people. If there is no trauma, it can signify something wrong with the vein, or with the bloods ability to coagulate properly, and can signify a blood disorder like leukemia. Older peope get arm bruises, and even tearing of the skin, from thin, sun damaged skin. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a white peeling tongue?

What does it mean if I have a white peeling tongue?

Candida?: Candida is a fungus which may rub off and give the impression that your tongue is peeling. I have never seen a tongue peel. Best to visit your dentist for an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have sores that don't heal fast?

What does it mean if I have sores that don't heal fast?

Sores : It may take several weeks for a wound to heal . Especially on areas such as the legs which are slower to heal generally. However wounds or sores that are very slow to heal may be a sign of diabetes . Check with your physician to find the causes of the sores and also if there are any other conditions creating poor healing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

Depends: Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. It might also be hereditary angioedema. Or it may be fluid excess from heart failure. If the swelling is behind the eye it may be infectious. What seems to be swelling may be thyroid infiltration or a tumor. If persistent, it needs evaluation by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lips are dry when I have canker sores?

More discomfort: Dry mouth symptoms will probably make your canker sores a bit more uncomfortable. This is a very common side effect of many medications. Biotene products available otc at a pharmacy may help but if you have persistent issues, talk to your physician or dentist about what you can do to address the underlying causes of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have boil?

What does it mean if I have boil?

Infection: A boil is a deeper seat abcess under the skin surface. It is like a pimple gone wild. They protrude above the skin line, go deep into the subdermal layers, and can be painful and easily traumatized. You can try overlaying it with a very warm soak and then lancing it with a sterile needle if available. If you have the least concern, see your family doc or an er doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have recurring mouth sores?

What does it mean when you have recurring mouth sores?

First Cause: It all depends on what is the cause of the mouth sores. This has to be diagnosed before this answer can be valid. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have orange tongue?

What does it mean if I have orange tongue?

Not sure: Assuming you haven' t been eating lots of orange popsicles, it could be overgrowith of a yeast or bacteria, especially if associated with bad breath or burning sensation. Try some live culture yogurt daily for a week or so. If it persists or if it is associated with severe symptoms, have it checked out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold sore inside my mouth does it mean I have herpes?

What to do if I have a cold sore inside my mouth does it mean I have herpes?

Possibly : Cold sores are frequently caused by herpes simplex virus. Lysine frequently suppresses this virus to eliminate symptoms- possibly permanently. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sore nipples?

What does it mean when you have sore nipples?

Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have painful bumps on vaginal area?

What does it mean if you have painful bumps on vaginal area?

Possible infection: Without an exam it is difficult to answer your question. You could have an infection or cellulitis. There are bartholins glands in the vaginal area that can get infected and be painful. See your doctor. ...Read more