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Re: Pyroderma gangrenosum

Re: Pyroderma gangrenosum

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Posted by akiremoon on April 15, 2000 at 18:09:27:

In Reply to: Pyroderma gangrenosum posted by Carol on June 30, 1999 at 21:40:24:

interesting....i had not known it was a immune disorder all of its own...i would not say it is so rare but definatly unusual...i have this lovely condition myself and no one has been able to give me any cause...i scratched myself on a chair and voila!! within two months i had a good little ulcer going...i have lupus and am on both coumadin and prednisone so these factors contributed....the only thing that helped me was an unna boot..which is a foot to knee double dressing which gets left on for about a week...the ulcer was huge and the boot reduced it to the size of a quarter or so ...of course now it is back in action and has backtracked quite a bit...i am under the opinion that if left alone with the boot(with telfa covering ulcers) the affected area will heal itself...of course if it is infected take care of that...but i have tried many things...silvadene...some green crap starts with a p....imuran...dapson....debridment...etc....i think that all those things just irritate an already irritated condition....the unna boot acts like skin allowing the bodys natural enzymes to work on removing tissue and then allowing it the time and space to heal itself ( without some idiot poking at it with a metal tool)....of course this is my opinion....sometimes pyroderma has internal causes like ulcerative colitis....i dont know any thing about that.....hope your sisters doin ok....peace




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