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What Is The Best Treatment For Oozing Crusting Skin Lesions
An otherwise healthy 26 years old female got herpes zoster skin lesions after starting terbinafine (for 10 days) treatment for toe onychomycosis. What could be the reason?
TLC: Provide tender loving care to damaged skin. Areas that have experienced trauma are best attended to by restoring the normal skin integrity. If the skin is open, torn or cut , it needs to be tended to with appropriate measures such as sutures (if lacerated) and/or topical antibiotics with bandaging. If the skin is swollen or bruised , use ice initially and raised above heart level to help healing. ...Read more
55y/o dad, h/o controlled t-2 dm switched to insulin from glime/meformin 8 months back bcoz of LP skin lesions.But new lesions never stopped coming!?
Probably not related: If he has been off the metformin and Glimepiride for 8 months and is still getting lesions then it is not due to those drugs. Metformin is an extremely useful drug for diabetes, and the only one shown to reduce heart attack. I'd suggest he talk to his md about going back on that. I am not an expert on the other causes of lichen planus; a dermatologist should be able to help. ...Read more
Maybe: If you are allergic or sensitive to working with fiberglass you may get an allergic reaction. It is not common to have such an allergy and you may want to explore other causes of the skin lesions. If you get specs of fiberglass under your skin that could cause a foreign body reaction and possibly injure your skin. Allergic reactions usually cause itching. Injury with fiberglass usually hurts. ...Read more
Any possible structure injuries within neck (exc. Disc) that could cause waste / fluid with need to secrete through small spontaneous skin lesions?
No : Secretions from the skin are usually skin deep not from deeper structures. ...Read more
Eczema outbreaks ranges from dry/weepy bumps, skin lesions, flakes/dry scales (in one outbreak). Does this mean I have more than one kind of eczema?
Not necessarily: these are common manifestations of eczema. the key to recovery is that you treat the cause. that eliminates most of the need for symptomatic medicines like steroid creams etc. to learn more about treating the cause please visit us at www.ehacstl. mostly eczema is environmental like inhalants such as dust molds pollens and hidden food allergy. there is no need for you to suffer ...Read more
Recent cspine MRI reported 2 cysts / no significance. Past history spontaneous skin lesions presented here. What other possibilities report "cysts" ?
More detail needed: C-spine cysts come in many varieties. Perineural cysts are usually asymptomatic. Facet joint & synovial cysts usually indicate degenerative changes and can be symptomatic especially when they are large and in the vertebral canal causing compression of neural structures. Spinal cord "cysts" or fluid collections are often problematic & require further evaluation. Bone cystic lesions r also possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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