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What causes recurrent skin sores at multiple locations on body?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: I get these small, circular sores, that are pretty deep...on my arms, legs & back. Do you have any idea o what this is?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Skin infection is common cause of such sores.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Such recurrent skin sores at multiple locations are generally caused by bacterial infections like streptococcus.

Ideal approach would be to get swab from the wound tested to find the causative organism.

Then specific antibiotic course can be suggested.

Keeping skin dry and clean can help reduce and prevent such sores.

Hope this helps.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.
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What causes recurrent skin sores at multiple locations on body?

Brief Answer: Skin infection is common cause of such sores. Detailed Answer: Hello, Such recurrent skin sores at multiple locations are generally caused by bacterial infections like streptococcus. Ideal approach would be to get swab from the wound tested to find the causative organism. Then specific antibiotic course can be suggested. Keeping skin dry and clean can help reduce and prevent such sores. Hope this helps.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.