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   Posted 7/16/2007 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I developed a sore on my shin and being diabetic I wasn't concerned at 1st but then a week later it wasn't healing so I went to my PCP she was puzzled and put me on antibiotics and just finished a full coarse and still hasn't healed and is very sore.I see my PCP on Wednesday....Is this common for Lupus? I have been a diabetic for 15 years and have never had a sore like this one

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   Posted 7/16/2007 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheryl, I'm not sure about lupus causing sores - it can cause a discoid (circular) rash that may look like a sore. You can find pictures on the internet of what doscoid lupus looks like. I do know that since I have had lupus, any sores I get don't heal very well - they take a long time to go away and almost always leave some kind of scar. Hopefully your pcp will be able to help.

Take care and let us know what you find out.
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   Posted 7/16/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Diabetes as you probably have been told, often keeps sores from healing. Usually the docs know how to take care of this. Maybe this is just one of those sores. I have yet to get one. Has your sugar been running high? Maybe they need to look at that. Also, steroids supposedly make your skin thin and prone to sores and maybe that has something to do with it. I'm on a strong steroid cream and I got a bruise and it has lasted forever. My skin is very thick so I haven't had it thin too much, but it can. Maybe the diabetes site would have some information on wounds and healing. I know there are special things they do. On my boyfriends burn, they put silvadine cream, which removes the dead tissue and helps it heal faster. Neosporin is supposed to help sores heal faster. I would check out the diabetes stuff though and get back with the doctor. I'm so sorry you are having this problem and I hope that it gets better soon. Maybe a dermatologist might be a help? I would think there would be some topical dressing or cream to put on it to help it. The dermatologist definitely would know. Take care and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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   Posted 7/17/2007 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Sheryl, while I can't offer you any medical advice, I can sure empathize with what you're going through. I'm glad you're going to see your PCP on Wednesday, because this doesn't sound like something you should let go. Let us know what she says. I hope it's not your diabetes.
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   Posted 7/17/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you see a specialist for diabetes? I am afraid I don't know much about the disease. A friend of mine had open sores from diabetes. They never seemed to heal. Never heard of sores in Lupus, but it does take me much longer to heal from any cuts or sores. I remember my friend and what he went through. I hope you will find a way to get the sores to heal better. Let us know how you make out with the PCP. I wish you the best - Kristin
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