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skin ulcers recurring on hands,forearms

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  • Posted By: dedyle
  • June 3, 2010
  • 03:05 AM

my 22 year old son has had recurring ulcers on his hands for the past year and a half. They break out on his fingers wrists or forearms, are dime sized or slightly larger, and are painful. They last for weeks, then fade, only to reappear in another location a week or two later. They do not appear to be contageous, or accompanied by any other symptoms, and so he does not want to go see a doctor.

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  • my 22 year old son has had recurring ulcers on his hands for the past year and a half. They break out on his fingers wrists or forearms, are dime sized or slightly larger, and are painful. They last for weeks, then fade, only to reappear in another location a week or two later. They do not appear to be contageous, or accompanied by any other symptoms, and so he does not want to go see a doctor. hi do take a look at all the pictuers as not any are the same .you will need a skin biopsy http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1123213-overview http://www.dermnet.com/Lichen-Simplex-Chronicus
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies Flag this Response
  • I did not see any pictures resembling what my son has. He usually has no more than one or two ulcers on his hands at a time, and they look more like an insect or spider bite might look. The first couple of sores that he got, he thought, were from a spider or some other insect.
    dedyle 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I did not see any pictures resembling what my son has. He usually has no more than one or two ulcers on his hands at a time, and they look more like an insect or spider bite might look. The first couple of sores that he got, he thought, were from a spider or some other insect.Until he goes to a doctor, there is no way to diagnose it. It could be any number of things - from a symptom of a serious medical condition to MRSA infection boils to something minor. He needs to see a doctor during an outbreak for a biopsy and a culture.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Until he goes to a doctor, there is no way to diagnose it. It could be any number of things - from a symptom of a serious medical condition to MRSA infection boils to something minor. He needs to see a doctor during an outbreak for a biopsy and a culture. Thank you. I will try again to get him to see a physician.
    dedyle 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • They break out on his fingers wrists or forearms, are dime sized or slightly larger, and are painful. They last for weeks, then fade, only to reappear in another location a week or two later. They do not appear to be contageous, or accompanied by any other symptoms, and so he does not want to go see a doctor. __________________Replica HandbagsReplica Watches Replica Handbags
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