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#1 RobinAustin


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Posted 23 March 2008 - 04:50 AM

What's the best way to help those pesky calcinoses heal? I've been slathering them in neopsporin and bandaging them but has anyone found a faster, more effective way? I've got a stubborn one right now that keeps coming back :0(

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:33 PM

Hi, Robin. I don't have any personal experience with calcinosis but several members do, so hopefully you will get some 'hands on' advice. In the meantime, perhaps you can find some useful information on our Skin Involvement: Calcinosis page.
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:34 PM


I have two, one on each arm that keep coming back. I was at the rheumatologist on Monday and mentioned it. He just went about his business and ignored my question.

I put the neosporin and band aid on it, and it does remove the calcification scab within a couple of days, but then, there it is again. It's almost like a wart with a root. I guess until the entire irritation pops out, it's just going to reoccur. :unsure:

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

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 04:28 PM

I did the same thing for a while... Then once I was put on a calcium beta blocker they healed up on their own and I haven't had problems in about 6 months.

so yeah... *shrugs* keep asking your doctor.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:47 PM

I have quite a few on my hands and then one on my ankle a few broke through the skin and I find that after I pick at them for a while I can push the calcified little rocks out and then it tends to "heal" quickly afterwards. I do the same thing through, neosporin or rubbing alcohol. although I have one on my thumb, it drained the chalky white stuff for almost a year, then I had little rocks, and then almost clear liquid for another year, just recently it started to heal and close up, although the lump is still there. Though more than anything I've learned to just leave them alone until the little rock forms and you can easily push it out, then just watch out and prevent infection.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:34 AM

Dear Robin,

I’m sorry to hear that your are suffering from those terrible calcinosis cutis. I have them on my hips, fingers, thump and knees for more than twenty five years. . I have been on many different medications: Colchine, Penicillamine, Amphogel, diltiazem and nothing has helped me. My doctor usually put me on chronic antibiotic when I get too many infections in short time period. I have had many surgeries, but they keep coming back. I can’ even work now, because of that and I’m scheduled next week for another surgery. I think since I have been on Plaquenil it seems to me that I have less infections, also suregies does help. Ask your doctor about Plaquenil and try to get a good surgeon.

Feel better


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:41 AM

Hello Robin,

My Dermatologist prescribed Alcortin A for mine. That's mainly for the cuticle areas that get infected. He also prescribed a cream called Dovonex for the areas on my knuckles that get those hard sores that get infected.

Hope this helps.