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Ulcers on fingertips from Raynaud's.

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I have ulcers on fingertips from Raynaud's. 

 

How can I heal these or what can I put on them?

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Hi Pico,

 

Welcome to these forums!

 

I'm sorry to hear that you're suffering with Digital Ulcers; they can be very painful and difficult to heal. I've included a link to our medical pages on Treatments for Digital Ulcers and Raynaud's  which I hope you'll find helpful and informative.

 

One thing to bear in mind with digital ulcers is that if they are not healing, then they are getting worse. With scleroderma, digital ulcers can lead to amputations. Everything and anything that helps improve circulation may help assist in healing and it is important to consult your doctor/rheumatologist if they're not healing, as it is foolish to attempt to deal with them with home remedies. "Wound Treatment Centres" specialise in the treatment of wounds, so if there's one available in your area, that might perhaps be an option for you.

 

Kind regards,


Jo Frowde

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Hi Pico,

 

Welcome to Sclero Forums!  I'm sorry you have ulcers on your fingertips.  Your doctor needs to examine your ulcers and tell you how to treat them.  We have a section that lists the various options, see Digital Ulcer Treatments.

 

Many of us have found it helpful to become experts in trying to avoid digital ulcers in the first place.  It's not entirely foolproof, but it does help to do everything possible to avoid attacks of Raynaud's.  One rule of thumb to keep in mind with ulcers is that if they are not healing, it means they are getting worse!  And this is definitely something to be discussing with your scleroderma expert.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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2 hours ago, Joelf said:

Hi Pico,

 

Welcome to these forums!

 

I'm sorry to hear that you're suffering with Digital Ulcers; they can be very painful and difficult to heal. I've included a link to our medical pages on Treatments for Digital Ulcers and Raynaud's  which I hope you'll find helpful and informative.

 

One thing to bear in mind with digital ulcers is that if they are not healing, then they are getting worse. With scleroderma, digital ulcers can lead to amputations. Everything and anything that helps improve circulation may help assist in healing and it is important to consult your doctor/rheumatologist if they're not healing, as it is foolish to attempt to deal with them with home remedies. "Wound Treatment Centres" specialise in the treatment of wounds, so if there's one available in your area, that might perhaps be an option for you.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Thank you for the advice

 

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I've seen some interesting stuff on using manuka honey and doctors using fish skin to dress wounds. Lots of other stuff too.

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My grandmother didn't have what she said was the fancy stuff.

She taught me how to make a poultice; it has worked for some time now, but I have not had digital ulcers. I have a few of the tricks I use from fixing a cut to getting rid of nasty bugs; I became more to use natural stuff after one of my puppies died after getting hold of a bug trap.

Just like I always want to know about this scleroderma, I never want that to happen again to a animal or child.

I apologize for going on too much.

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