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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years 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.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I added a photo below
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Since how long have you been suffering from this?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Since May, the got chigger bites and then have been getting mosquito bites and they all end up the same way.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have been using neosporin on them but that is not helping
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Yes , these seem to be ulcers

Are some of the ulcers very deep?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
they can be, they take over a month to heal and leave scars
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Have you heard of pyoderma gangrenosum?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What can I do for skin ulcers?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

You need oral antibiotic for this. Have you been taken oral antibiotics before?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have taken them before
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is the cause of skin ulcers?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years 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 2 years ago.
Ok great. I will call my primary care on Monday. Thank you for your help.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Please do let me know if you have any further queries. I would be happy to help.

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Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Please do let me know if you have any further queries. I would be happy to help.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I will! Thank you!!
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.

Thank you and take care

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 2 years ago.
Hello ,
Do you have any further queries.
I would be pleased to assist you with the same.
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Dr Pravin