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Skin Ulcers

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#1 truman


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Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:20 PM

I recently developed ulcers on one finger and one big toe due to the Raynauds. I have dealt with these in the past, but the toe has me concerned in that it's been at least two months since developing and still quite painful. Doctor advises me to use Bacitracin. The finger has healed with a permanent numbness. With Fall approaching, I'll never be able to wear a shoe without extreme pain. I have begun soaking twice a day in warm salt water and dressing with Bacitracin. Any other suggestions are welcome......please!

It is what it is...........

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 07:40 PM

Hi, Tru. Sorry to hear about your problems with ulcers. There is a quote on our Digital (Fingers and Toes) Ulcers page which I think is important for you to note:

"If it has not started healing in a month,
it's not healing, it's getting worse!"

Is it your primary care physician or a rheumatologist who is advising you on this? You should be getting this treated properly with the help of a KNOWLEDGEABLE physician. If you don't you could be looking at serious infection or worse.

There is another recent thread with discussion of some possible solutions, including nitro paste and prevention through the use of Viagra or Cialis.

Warm wishes,

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