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   Posted 4/26/2010 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
just wanted to ask a question. my mom has started to get what looks like open sores on her arms. do you know what this may be? and shes constantly complaining of her feet being cold? thanks. Donna

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   Posted 4/26/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Is she itching and scratching a lot?  Otherwise, it could be skin breakdown due to being in bed so much.  You need to also check her buttocks, back, and legs.  If it is skin breakdown, she can develop decubitus ulcers (bed sores) which can easily become infected and cause sepsis.  My aunt actually died of this.  Being in bed so much also affects the circulation.  Poor circulation makes healing difficult and also causes cold feet and hands, although many liver patients seem to feel cold a lot.  Since she is end-stage, I think it's a circulatory problem.  You should keep any open sores clean and covered with non-stick gauge bandages.  Check with the doctor about using an anti-bacterial ointment.

Hugs,

Connie


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JulieJ
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   Posted 4/27/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Itching is a indicator of liver disease.  Prolonged bed rest also increases your risk for blood clots.


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hep93
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   Posted 4/27/2010 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Julie.  Do you or someone you know have liver disease?  I see you post in the psoriasis forum.  That must be a difficult thing to deal with.  If you have liver disease or have a loved one who does, please start a new thread and introduce yourself and your situation.

Thanks!

Connie


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JulieJ
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   Posted 4/28/2010 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Connie, I introduced myself the other day. I had hep C at somepoint in the past 4 years. My body was able to erradicate the virus on it's own. I'm a Carrier now. PTL!!!! I enjoy reading people's blogs and continue to lift all of you up in my prayers!!!!
"When you say a situation is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God"


hep93
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   Posted 4/28/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, Julie!  I remember you now!  We get so many new people it's hard for this old brain to keep track sometimes.  However, if your immune system eradicated the virus, you are NOT a carrier, as I explained in my post to you on your thread.  You will always test positive for C, though.  You lucked out!
 
Hugs,
Connie
hep93
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JulieJ
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   Posted 4/28/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I'm not a carrier? What am I then??? They told me that I cannot spread the virus??? Hmmm
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