Posted 23 March 2008 - 04:50 AM
Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:33 PM
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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.
It is what it is...........
Posted 23 March 2008 - 04:28 PM
so yeah... *shrugs* keep asking your doctor.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:47 PM
Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:34 AM
Iâ€™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 canâ€™ even work now, because of that and Iâ€™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.
Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:41 AM
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.