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#1 chockers

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:20 AM

Has anyone seen an infected calcinosis which mine had? It got pus under the skin and has been lanced 3 times now.

 

The tip of the finger had brown hard skin,  plus doc had made a hole so the gunk could get out .

But whole top of the finger skin is brown .They did say the skin would peel off when it heals.

 

I checked what dressings had been on. No iodine, so I wonder what the brown skin is. The tip of the finger is dry, brown and crusty with a calcinosis somewhere inside .

 

Thanks Christine 



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:29 PM

I spoke to the nurse at the Royal Free and my own nurse and they want me referred  to the Royal Free to get it sorted .

 

Just a case of asking my doctor to do this.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:34 PM

Hi Christine,

 

Thankfully, although I do have Raynaud's, I've not had the misfortune to suffer with digital ulcers or calcinosis and I hope that pleasure will be indefinitely postponed! ;)

 

It's good news that you're going to be referred to the Royal Free, although you may find that you'll need to be persistent with your doctor to make sure that you get the referral.

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:18 AM

Hello Christine

 

Calcinosis is ongoing unfortunately and infection just makes it take longer to heal and makes it more painful. The Free will put you right and remember to let us know what happens.

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:04 AM

Guess what?...Haha, I have a type of MRSA  infection  in the finger, so it's to be covered at all times. No poking my finger anywhere.

Small dressing on now which means a glove will fit over the top. Doctor unsure about the Royal Free and has got me an urgent appointment with the rheumatologist; that's on the 20th, so we go from there. Finger looks nasty but  it's been looked at, it's not weeping, it's dry.  I hope I can get the calcinosis removed? The skin on the finger is very hard and crusty; it's where the infection has been. If I need to go to the Royal Free then the rheumatologist will sort it.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

Hi Christine,

 

Goodness, I am sorry to hear that you've developed an MRSA infection in your finger.

 

I do think that you should still pursue your doctor and rheumatologist for an appointment at The Royal Free, as they really are the best hospital to deal with Scleroderma and all its little idosyncraises.

 

Please let us know how you get on with your rheumatologist's appointment on 20th.

 

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