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I have wounds that take forever to heal and everything leaves a scar. Simple scratches to punctures and scrapes. Is this part of having an autoimmune disease?
Could be, if you're taking immunosuppressant medication. If not, have you been checked for diabetes (HbA1C)?
I suggest a really good Dermatologist. They have treated Lichen Planus for a very long time! I have Errosive Oral Lichen Planus. However, in the past 4 years I have also developed Lichen Planus on my skin. It is distressing as brown spots appear. I have been treated with a topical (low dose) Prednison or if your lucky one of the non steroid topicals may work or help. I recommend seeing a dermatologist who trained in a well know Hospital preferably in one with a large diverse population. Some of my brown patches have gone away most have not. Before I started researching the Dr's training I had some (unusual) treatments, too many biopsies and diagnosis. I wish you good health! My spots have not gone away, I have found that once I had the diagnosis and understood that there is really no cure, but there is some relief I have had to adjust. I try to keep a positive attitude by working out, walking, eating well and being grateful the oral pain only flares once in a while. I know how frustrating it is. I hope you find some help!
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@maryz Hi I dont know if I have this in my mouth as I have'nt seen a Dr. yet and probably won't for awhile . My mucus membrane in mouth is white and smooth it also hurts some . Is this what it is?
No. I’m asking about skin wounds that don’t heal normally and finally (after 3 months for a light scratch) leave a scar
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The last Hmg A1C was 4.9. A while ago. I’m not on immunosuppressants. I’m not sure about autoimmune symptoms. I’ll look it up.
Ty for responding!
Inquire about Miracle Mouthwash – RX for nystatin.
I do better with neosporin and a bandaid for a few days. Most things will leave a scar, but fades over time. For large wound, check in with Dr. Husband went to wound care and they washed with saline, put prisma pad, oil infused gauze and breathable covering. Healed in a few weeks.
@maryz Thanks I will talk to Dr about this Miracle Mouthwash
@lioness Hi, Linda. You might also try salt n soda rinse. Just a 1/4 tsp in a glass of water and then rinse your mouth! Plain old salt and baking soda. Recommended by the oncology doctors here. Good luck? Becky
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@bevsbuddy Thanks Becky I have an appointment with Dr tomorrow for this and ear infection I,LL keep this in mind
@asquires Have you been able to find out why your wounds take a long time to heal? What has your doctor said?
I don’t have an appointment till June 16th and 17th. My pcp has cancelled my appointments since December. I’ll ask then. Also, when wounds heal, even tiny ones I always get a scar.
I know you have some appointments next week, but here is a good article. It talks about the stages of wound healing and also those things that can affect healing. I hope some of this will be helpful. Please let us know what you find out from your appointments. I’m sure it will help others!
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It is an old injury from 20 years ago that keeps opening up. The wound center (All hospitals have them) said I did the right things. Made saline to wash it with. Take a small piece of gauze, and douse it with saline and then squeeze it out. Fill up the wound with this gauze. 4×4 piece of gauze and then wrap gauze around the bandage. Compression sock (it's on leg) and keep elevated above heart. Luckily, we got into wound clinic and they are doing a deeper level of abrading and wrapping, so now off the hook! I did this before, but this time around was very deep. They said never delay getting things like this seen, especially if diabetic, etc.
@asquires You said that you were going to have a doctor appointment this week. How did it go? Do you get an answer to wound healing?
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