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I'm 57 harve sores that wount heal. when there is no scab on

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I'm 57 harve sores that wount heal. when there is no scab on the sore you see little white semi hard thing if I pull emout they heal if lucky. seen a derm he says bag bites there on my arms,legsbutt,face,ectthey hurt!!!!! when to wound clinic they said stress
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: 14wks
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JA. Dr Saleem here. Will be answering you shortly

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Would you mind sharing few pictures of the sores? By sores you mean boils ?

Do you have any other medical conditions like diabetes?

What all have you tried for it ?

Any known allegies?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
diabetic. not boils, derm says bug bite used ouitment did not help. wound clinic says stress wraped my legs with a calamine wrap for a week took off wraps scabs no open sores
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Do these lesions itch ? Have you used anti scabies cream for it?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
allergies morphine
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
some of the sore have a gritty substance in them also the semi hard thing
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Sorry am unable to make calls at the moment, would it be ok if we text?

I would recommend you to use permethrin antiscabies lotion . Follow the instructions on the leaflet.

You have diabetes so its possible that thereis a resistant skin infection there , its always very hard to root them out. You can try topical mupirocin or neomycin / bacitracin combination and see if that helps.

I hope you are keeping your sugars in check as an impaired sugar control would only worsen the things for you.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Hope it was useful,

Please let me know if you have any further queries.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
at times they itch using bacitracin now plus patchs with new.what are the wht things skin ointment.whatare the wht things in my skin and under my sores
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

It could be discharge or debris as a result of inflammation. Cant exactly comment without having seen it

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I can pull the white thing out and then the sore feels better if I am lucky
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
whatever it is has not bothered my wife
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Well you will need to get a biopsy of these sores and get it examined under microscope to get a definitive diagnosis. It would be beating about the bush without that to be honest