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I have been getting mosquito bites on my legs and arms, the

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I have been getting mosquito bites on my legs and arms, the bites turn into scabs and the scabs come off and they are round and then turn into a blood blister. They are taking forever to heal. The scabs are circular and when the blood blister is popped it looks like an open wound. Could they be skin ulcers?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Hello Welcome and Thank you for your query posted. My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern. Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service . Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information: Could you send me a photo of the condition at your convenience? You can upload the photo on www.photobucket.com and send me the link Other method of uploading photo or a file is:1.Click the paperclip icon2.Click the Browse icon3.Click the Browse button4.Select your file and click Open5.Click OK6.Click Insert7.Click Save Changes on this page Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I added a photo below
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Since how long have you been suffering from this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Since May, the got chigger bites and then have been getting mosquito bites and they all end up the same way.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been using neosporin on them but that is not helping
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Yes , these seem to be ulcersAre some of the ulcers very deep?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes they can be, they take over a month to heal and leave scars
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Have you heard of pyoderma gangrenosum?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What can I do for skin ulcers?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
You need oral antibiotic for this. Have you been taken oral antibiotics before?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have taken them before
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is the cause of skin ulcers?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
The cause of skin ulcers is a neutrophilic reaction ( caused by collection of white blood cell subtypes ) in the area resulting in the dermal inflammation. This dermal inflammation results in the breakdown of the skin giving rise to ulcers. Antibiotic intake will reduce this neutrophilic inflammation and hence help heal the ulcers faster
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok great. I will call my primary care on Monday. Thank you for your help.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Please do let me know if you have any further queries. I would be happy to help. Please do leave a feedback for my opinion provided
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Please do let me know if you have any further queries. I would be happy to help. Please do leave a feedback for my opinion provided
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will! Thank you!!
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you and take care
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Hello ,
Do you have any further queries.
I would be pleased to assist you with the same.
Regards
Dr Pravin