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Oct 30, 2019 · Livedoid vasculopathy in Skin Health

Hi Ruth, When I went to wound care they used the lidocaine solution before debridement. You are right, it isn't as effective a pain killer. I use medihoney because it is a natural debrider and kills many bacteria, so I don't have as much to clean out of the ulcer. Thanks for the info on topicals for numbing the area, I will check with my pharmacist!

Oct 29, 2019 · Livedoid vasculopathy in Skin Health

Hi Zink, I use Medihoney with calcium alginate as a wound dressing and reapply it every other day to the ulcer. I wash the ulcer with clear running water before applying the honey, putting a thin layer of honey on the ulcer and then covering with a nonstick, non latex containing pad. Since I am allergic to adhesives I wear compression stockings to hold the pad in place and to help keep pressure on my veins. Once a week I scrape dead cells and bits of honey out of the ulcer with a sterile platinum loop. This is painful, but then the ulcer is painful whenever I move. I change the pad once a day, sometimes more if I am active and the ulcer drains a lot.
Sheila

Oct 23, 2019 · Livedoid vasculopathy in Skin Health

Hi Zenk, I hope the Xaralto works out for you! I had Amnioexcel Plus
tissue application last Nov-Dec. as part of some Drs. experiment in Wound
Care here. From Jan- june of this year I thought I was receiving the
Amnioexcell, but they gave me some other product made from sheep tissue
instead without telling me. My ulcer went from the size of a nickle to the
size of a 50 cent piece. I no longer go to Wound care, since I don't trust
them.

Oct 11, 2019 · Livedoid vasculopathy in Skin Health

It is sort of active. I look at it when it pops up, but don't know how
many others do. I have had LV for over 20 years.

May 27, 2019 · Livedoid vasculopathy in Skin Health

Thanks for the info on the eye drops! I will see about the timolol Maleate. If I try it I will have to test it on my skin first to see if I have a reaction to it. I have a number of allergies which complicates things.

May 23, 2019 · Livedoid vasculopathy in Skin Health

I take 2 regular aspirin a day for clotting control, and Aleve for pain control in the evening.

May 23, 2019 · Livedoid vasculopathy in Skin Health

I am taking 2 regular aspirin a day for blood thinning. I have been on warfarin in the past for blood clots in legs and lung. I have been leery of trying stronger pain meds. I am in a test study now with a new grafting material made from placental tissue. It has worked somewhat, but it is a slow process. I talked to my regular Dr. about Xarelto, but she seemed to think I was ok with aspirin as a blood thinner. I also have factor V Leiden, which aggravates the blood clotting. Sheila

May 16, 2019 · Livedoid vasculopathy in Skin Health

I don't know if anyone is monitoring or not. I asked a question over 6 months ago and got no reply. I have had an LV ulcer on my ankle for 25 years. It has not healed in the last 4-5 years, and the pain, which seems to hit without warning, is like boiling water being poured on the ulcer. I take aspirin in the morning and Alleve at bedtime for pain. It dulls pain somewhat. When my ankle hurts I put my feet up and try to concentrate on something else (TV, games, book, etc) until the pain goes away. If I wake up and the pain starts I try to lie so that nothing touches the ulcer, and relax my muscles. I can not stand in one place for very long, as this aggravates the ulcer, and I can not walk or work moving around for more than a half hour at a time or I pay for it later in the day. It is depressing at times. Hang in there, you are not alone!