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Knuckle Ulcers

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I have really bad knuckle ulcers on both of my hands. It is so frustrating and painful. Does anyone have any tips on how to manage these? I have had them for a couple of months now.

 

Thanks,

Rosa


Rosa

Diffuse Sclero

dx Jan 2006

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Hi, Rosa,

 

I've had problems with finger and knuckle ulcers. What's helped me is Viagra and Cialis. It improves the circulation and I just don't get as many ulcers as I used to, and, when I do get one, it isn't as bad and it heals sooner.

 

Mary in Texas

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Rosa,

 

I have had them too and found the nitrocream applied 3 times daily along teh fingers with the ulcers and at the webs of my fingers has cleared them up. My rheumatologist dicated that if the nitro cream did not work Viagra was probably the next step. She said insurance usually balks at viagra, but eventually caves after other treatments have failed.

 

I also apply Oover the counter "neosporin + pain" ontop of teh ulcers for some relief

 

Hang in there

 

Lori

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REGARDING YOUR ULCERS: it's amazing the lack of information out 'there'

After spending a zillion dollars and almost facing amputations I LEARNED ABOUT ULCERS FROM BURN SITES

 

1. BUY THE FOLLOWING

 

PAPER TAPE

Q TIPS

ROUND FLAT MAKEUP PADS

VITAMIN A&D OINTMENT

BETADINE

HUGE FINGERED PLASTIC GLOVES

 

 

2. HAVE THE DR PRESCRIBE

MUPIRICIN (GENERIC FORM OF BACTROBAN) OINTMENT (NOT CREAM)

 

3. ASSEMBLE

CLEAN CEREAL BOWL

TAPE SCISSORS

 

4. THREE TIMES PER DAY

 

GENTLY WASH HANDS WITH A NON PERFUMED SOAP AND LUKEWARM WATER

PUT LUKEWARM WATER 1/2 FULL...INTO BOWL

SQUEEZE SOME BETADINE INTO THE WATER

 

SOAK HANDS IN THIS SOLUTION--ABOUT ONE MINUTE

 

REMOVE HANDS

WRAP GENTLY IN ABSORBANT TOILET PAPER TO BLOT ..

 

WAIT TILL DRY

 

CUT MAKEUP PAD INTO STRIPS

TEAR SOME 3 INCH TAPE INTO STRIPS

AND 'HANG' WHERE CAN BE EASILY REACHED

 

USING Q TIP

SMEAR A&D OINTMENT ON HANDS...

 

NOT NOT ON ULCERS!!!

 

USING Q TIP

SMEAR THIN COATING OF MUPIRICIN (BACTROBAN) ON ULCER

 

BANDAGE ULCER WITH SMOOTH SIDE OF COTTON PAD AS CUSHION..

 

**CHANGE THESE 2 OR THREE TIMES PER DAY...

AND IGNORE YOUR DIRTY HOUSE!!

 

I GUARANTEE THIS WILL WORK....I GUARANTEE IT!

IF YOUR FINGER IS SO PAINFUL...IT'S ALSO GOOD TO 'SPLINT' IT WITH A Q TIP AND TWO PIECES OF TAPE ABOVE AND BELOW KNUCKLE.

 

MY VERY BEST TO YOU. :D

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