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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by tvot View Post
    Last July my cardiologist put me on a dose of 320 bear aspirin. Within 2 weeks what you see in that picture is quite similar to what's on me side, only it was on my back. I was put back on 81mg with no problems.
    One finally thought. My new gp of a year is history. The gp I had since 77 canned me cuz I hadn't seen him in 5 years. Well boohoo Dr. Becker.
    Going to wound center tomorrow and I will lie that gp moron set up the appointment.
    I was so much easier years ago. I seriously believe there's to many pot smokers messing up everything, why are these receptionist out to lunch.
    I'm really tired.
    I assume your dictation program substituted "bear" for "Bayer." So are you saying that you had the same skin issue on your back last summer, and it was assumed that it was caused by a sensitivity to aspirin? Were you given any medications or did the skin condition go away after you went back to a lower dose of aspirin? Are you currently taking any new drugs or large doses of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), like Aleve, Advil, Motrin etc. Aspirin and NSAIDs can cause hives (urticaria) and morbilliform (rashes or eruptions of the skin that look like measles) from mild to severe. Just another guess as to what may be going on.

    By the way, just announced by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association a couple weeks ago, low dose aspirin therapy is no longer recommended as a preventative for heart attacks for older, healthy adults who don't have a high risk or existing heart disease.

    Keep us up to date on diagnosis and treatment from the wound clinic.

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    I wonder if the aspirin connection made in tvot's posts has to do with excessive thinning of the blood and easy bruising, with pooling of blood under the skin where he lies. I'm looking at the pattern of redness and it makes me wonder - but it's just a guess.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Is that arrow pointing to your ankle, or your heel (as labeled)? To me, it looks like it could be a venous ulcer, which can occur in edematous lower extremities which have insufficient venous outflow. It should be evaluated by a wound care specialist and possibly a vascular surgeon. It is not a pressure injury.

    (KLD)
    A+ for KLD. I'm going back Friday for an ultra sound on my leg veins. Going to dermatologist Wednesday for skin rash.
    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
    Bob Seger

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvot View Post
    A+ for KLD. I'm going back Friday for an ultra sound on my leg veins. Going to dermatologist Wednesday for skin rash.
    Sounds good. Best of luck.

  5. #15
    Dermatologist diagnoses today. Its nummular dermatitis
    Men get nummular dermatitis more often than women get it. Men often have their first outbreak between 55 and 65 years of age. I'm 59. Happy Happy, Joy Joy.
    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
    Bob Seger

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    So glad you got a diagnosis! What a relief. Hope you get some help for that venous ulcer above your ankle, too - looks painful.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by tvot View Post
    Dermatologist diagnoses today. Its nummular dermatitis
    Men get nummular dermatitis more often than women get it. Men often have their first outbreak between 55 and 65 years of age. I'm 59. Happy Happy, Joy Joy.
    So it is one of the forms of eczema. Did your doctor suggest how you treat it, things to avoid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    So it is one of the forms of eczema. Did your doctor suggest how you treat it, things to avoid?
    I was prescribed Lidex ointment. There has been a good response in just 48 hours.
    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
    Bob Seger

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