Itchy skin sore won't heal

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Avatar_n_tn Nothing works and it just won't heal. Its still itchy and now feels dry like a scab. It is reddish brown about the size of a pea. I do not see or feel any lumps on that breast. The nipple seems just fine too. The itching is driving me nuts. It also has a burning like sensation to it. Any suggestions on what it could be or what I can use? I do see my family physician next week and am scheduled for my yearly mammogram in April. Thank you.
Avatar_n_tn I've played lots of sports over the years, so I figured I just got injured and it just needed a lot of time to heal. I just wanted to share my story so that others that read this won't think that they are alone. I'm going to my dermatologist as soon as I get home for summer break. Thanks for the rest of these comments! They really helped!
Avatar_f_tn One of the conditions with diabetes is itchy skin and fungal problems as well as having cuts that are difficult to heal. Through breaks in the skin you can get a bacterial infection. If you do have diabetes, it is important to keep your sugar levels controlled. If you do not have diabetes, then cut out or cut down on sugary and processed foods and fizzy drinks.
Avatar_n_tn it just refuses to heal! today i did a lot of housework and the smell is horrible. it's also very itchy and wet. when ever the drs at the hospital or my gp look at it they say it looks quite clean and are not worried. how much longer do you think i should wait for it to heal. it's been 4 months now and i want to start exercising properly to lose some weight. my husband and i still haven't had any sex yet (for nearly a year!
Avatar_f_tn it went away for three weeks and then the open sore re occured last week. currenty the open sore is gone but the skin inside my cleft is still a tiny bit pink. I wish i knew why this open sore goes away for three weeks then comes back then lasts for three days then goes away.
Avatar_n_tn Keloids can occur because of the extra scratching that the diabetic will do on the sore that doesn't heal, causing the extra skin to grow. Are your mother's blood sugar scores under control? Maintaining good control will help the sores heal.
Avatar_f_tn I just want to know what I can do to help this skin heal-- should I stop using the ointment and let the skin have a chance to breathe or dry out? Or am I not using the proper coverage? If you know of something else that could be causing it, let me know.
Avatar_n_tn I have this circular sore that won't go away on the bottom of my foot. It is very itchy and flaky and will sometime get raw and bleed from scratching. I have had this for about 6 months. Any idea what this could be? What is the treatment for this condition?
Avatar_n_tn My lower left abdomen is swollen and sore to the touch. The bump is itchy and also sore to the touch. Anyone know what's going on?? Any of you who have been to the doctor, can you share what you've been told?
Avatar_n_tn I have had herpes before, but with this pain I don't get any rash or blisters, just such sore skin. I also can't sit on the toilet especially if its cold. It sounds like if you are run down or stressed the pain comes. Not sure what to do about it though.
1819252_tn?1317095602 Hi everyone. I am 13 weeks into treatment and I have a very sore,dry scalp. My hair is also falling out quite a bit now. I was wondering if any of you have found a product to help the scalp. I have been using Nioxin shampoo and conditioner, but it doesn't seem to help at all.
Avatar_m_tn Part of the problem may be cumulative - the skin rubs together in your crack, and that can make the skin red, raw, and tender. If the skin doesn't have a chance to heal (and it won't if you are out doing the same thing the next day) it just gets worse and worse. Letting the skin heal overnight might help, and that means keeping it dry and letting the air get to it.
Avatar_n_tn This will help protect your delicate skin while it may have a chance to heal. It takes a LONG time for this skin to heal. Be sure though, that you go to the doctor and describe your problem. Don't be embarrased. Quit putting ANYTHING on it. Just the lubed condom for sex, and be sure your g/f uses plenty of lube herself. Stop putting other things on it, and stop looking at it so much.
Avatar_m_tn If you haven't been to your Dr. for a complete examination then I advise you to do so ASAP ..... The cause of this "sore" needs to be determined immediately so that some form of treatment can be started. It could be something as simple as a skin infection OR it could also be something quite serious. PLEASE make an appointment immediately. You don't state how long you have had this problem but I'm guessing it's been for awhile since you say it goes away and then comes back.
Avatar_n_tn My husband has the same problem and a Type 2 diabetic. The skin on his legs and feet turn bright red and itch like crazy. None of the doctors seem to know what causes it and typical topical ointments; i.e., cortisone, calamine, Benadryl do nothing except make the areas burn more. Currently, when this happens, he is given an injection of Prednazone then a prescription capsule(s) for several days. We'd also like to find out why this is happening.
1245842_tn?1287833651 I've been suffering with Fibromyalgia for supposedly 3yrs but only recently been diagnosed last June 09, so I'm quite new to all this, especially the skin conditions that go with it. I also have a skin rash which is different to the one on my hands, this is around my neck, shoulders and slightly on my chest, this one looks more like eczema, when I'm hot it flairs up and goes all bright red, which is soo embarrassing when I'm out.
Avatar_n_tn Hi, Red, itchy and stiff skin with burning sensation! I have also this symptoms. However the symptoms happen on different places! my feet, face, back and even on my penis shaft. I had this symptoms normally one time per six months and I do not know what should I do. i have been in different doctors and no response yet.
Avatar_n_tn damaged skin that needs to heal. The solution: a prescription topical numbing agent called Instillagel. Hospitals squirt it into body cavities before doing various procedures. Or in my case, I squirt a bit onto my toes. It didn't stop the itching completely or immediately, and the effect only lasts 30 - 40 minutes. But that was enough to break the cycle, letting me stop scratching and get some blessed sleep. Within a week, the itching had stopped on its own, and I didn't need the gel.
Avatar_n_tn It's only my right palm that itches and its only in one spot, not the whole entire palm. And my bump isn't itchy, it's skin colored and looks as though it's underneath the palm. I'm going to a neurologist tomorrow because a GP thought it can be nerve damage. Thanks again.
288415_tn?1231634102 No running in ears but still maddening external itching. Crusty **** can be scraped off the itchy area. Its like dried onion skin. C'mon I know I am not the only one with this ****. Help!
Avatar_f_tn all itchy arm sufferers....please look into brachioradial pruritus. My arms, and only my arms, have itched for 10 years. no rashes, no psiorias, excema etc. The creams, allergery list is extensive as to what I have tried but nothing worked. ---------------The only thing that helps are ice packs.
Avatar_f_tn Oh! sterimar would be very helpful. saline rinses help many with sinusitis. no need or creams nasal steroid sprays can erode away the mucous membrane in the nasal septum. this is because it thins the skin. spray away from the septum when using these sprays.
Avatar_f_tn I have had so many skin cancers, that I've stopped counting. I've also been through having them all removed, and am "clear" for now. So, here are some things I've experienced with basal cell carcinoma -- usually somewhat itchy, doesn't heal, may develop a translucent covering, but that covering is extremely easy to break open or accidentally get torn off. It can get "blistery", and yes, it can get "blistery" just around the edges.
Avatar_n_tn Bacterial Vaginosis and Yeast Infections may cause inflammation and small cracks in the folds of the skin, they do not cause cuts in center areas of the skin, and they heal without reoccurance once the infection is treated. An anal fissure can sometimes occur in the center area of the pernium (between the front and back) because of straining or constipation.
Avatar_n_tn But I developed some itchy bumps and welts, mainly on my legs. A couple of days later, I began to itch all over, and looked around, and noticed smaller, red bumps that were popping up in random places all over my body. I went to see the doctor, and he gave me a cortisone shot, and put me on prednisone. During that time, I seemed pretty much to stabilize; it didn't seem to help clear up anything, but I didn't get much worse either.
Avatar_f_tn This helps heal any wound, itch, acne, bump, etc that you have on your skin. Definitely try the exfoliating though, because that did WONDERS for me.