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

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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not long

I see this question was posted over a week ago.
If you still have ulcers, go see a doctor.

In brief: Not long

I see this question was posted over a week ago.
If you still have ulcers, go see a doctor.
Dr. Steven Arbit
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine

In brief: Never hurts to check

Most simple skin ulcerations can be treated initially with simple first aid such as cleaning and triple antibiotic ointment, usually applied once or twice a day.
Persistent bleeding, increasing redness around the ulcer, increasing pain and simply non-healing after let's say 3 days of the above treatment are excellent reasons to have your pcp check it out.

In brief: Never hurts to check

Most simple skin ulcerations can be treated initially with simple first aid such as cleaning and triple antibiotic ointment, usually applied once or twice a day.
Persistent bleeding, increasing redness around the ulcer, increasing pain and simply non-healing after let's say 3 days of the above treatment are excellent reasons to have your pcp check it out.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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