Sin problem

By edvel54 Latest Reply 2011-05-29 17:26:03 -0500
Started 2011-05-28 11:15:18 -0500

Has any one ever had a skin ulcer?
What do they look like?
How do you get them?
I have something on the back of my leg, thought it was a large blister. could not figure out how I could have gotten a blister. Some one said maybe its a skin ulcer..diabetic's get them.
any idea's ?

4 replies

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-29 17:26:03 -0500 Report

Might be a good idea to have your Dr. check it out if it could be a skin ulcer. Or as was suggested it could be a bug bite. There are also other types of sores. Since People with Diabetes tend to be slow to heal there is an increased risk of infection. Some people develop a blister that is a sign of MRSA infection. My MRSA infection did not start with a blister. Trust me from now on any sore on my leg and I am calling my Dr. ASAP. Do not want a repeat of last year.

Kuai Princess
Kuai Princess 2011-05-28 11:42:47 -0500 Report

Skin ulcers generally develop over time when open sores or wounds are not properly cared for and do not heal. The edges are often redened with tissue in the middle that is dead and sluffs off. It is possible to injure or burn skin without feeling it. . . Especially if you have neuropathy (nerve damage) which is common with diabetes. It is also possible to get bug bites without knowing it. When you have unexplained sores that don't begin to heal within 24 hours it is always best to ask your Doctor. You can't be too careful with diabetes!

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