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Debilitating Sores! Doctors Can't Diagnose

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  • Posted By: Taylor14
  • December 15, 2010
  • 04:55 PM

About 6 months ago my friend developed open-wound sores on her feet. They were extremely painful, to the point where she couldn't walk. The sores only developed on tops of her feet. She described the pain as an internal throbbing, as opposed to the "stinging" sensation you would normally find with sores. The sores would get better for a few weeks, but would always come back.

She has been to countless doctors, who usually put her on steroids and send her home. She has also been to Duke Medical Center, they too couldn't diagnose her and sent her home. She has never had a fever or any other symptoms other than the sores. She has been tested for everything, including HIV, environment bacteria infections, staff infections, and MRSA. She has also had countless body scans. She recently started antibiotics, and a week later the sores spread up her legs. She was once, again admitted to the hospital.

The doctors will preform a CAT scan today and they seem to think it may be cancer.

Symptoms include:
open-wound sores on tops of feet and legs
extreme pain

Has anyone ever experienced these symptoms or have any idea what this could be??

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  • I am sorry to hear about your friend and I am afriad I may only be able to offer comparison, but I am stunned that after nearly a year of searching online you have described exactly what I have been (and still am suffering).I have been to various Drs, biopsied, scanned tested for everything and they too suspected some form of cancer. Steroids and creams often seem to make it worse, and its almost like every different remedy has a different side effect.My main advise is be guided by how she feels in regards to treatments. I was told numerous times to apply different creams daily, keep it covered, keep it hydrated etc. I am not a Dr but these seemed to be the exact things that aggravate it further, and you can almost feel it instantly. If something makes it feel worse within the first hour of application, it nearly always made it worse overall.Good news is however, I have had significant improvement over the last 6 months to the point that I can almost see "being healed" as a possibility. I had almost given up. I have used a number of different remedies working on the basis that it seems to respond to like both a bacterial and fungal infection. As I said, I am not a Dr, but I am a health professional and have discussed what I have done with Drs and colleagues. I am not qualified to give medical advise but would honnestly love to talk to you further if possible as I have had alot of trouble even finding someone with the same story, and it looks like many other common things only to find its not.For relief I was soaking (but not for long) in eucalyptus and tea tree oils, with 6 teabags in for good measure. Then thoroughly drying and applying lanacane powder. Keeping it dry (although ***n near impossible seems crucial) And as bizzare as it sounds the bests results came from twice daily washing with an acne face wash containing benzyl peroxide. But as I said make sure its dried well. Good luck and get in touch if ur interested in talking further..
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