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Feehan, hopefully your doctor will prescribe home healthcare for at least your mom. Her situation sounds overwhelming. Keep pestering the doctor for an ointment or pill or SOMETHING that will help her condition.
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I forgot to mention that mine looked like sores. They would bleed a lot and also itched like crazy.
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Sorry Feehan12. It sounds like this is a very challenging situation. Would they agree for some outside help from a health care professional that knows how to treat her? What does her doctor say? I don't have any personal experience on this, but I know it has to be taken very seriously, especially in diabetics.

Also, has a doctor confirmed what the spots on her legs are? I have a form of psoriasis called guttate. Here's a link that shows photos. It took awhile to get my diagnosis. Prescription cortisone cream cleared it up for me. It breaks out again when I get under a lot of stress.
medicinenet/image-collection/guttate_psoriasis_picture/picture.htm

I would just get a definite diagnosis first. Good luck. You sound like you need some help in the home.
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It is a bunch of open wounds all over her legs. She has diabetes and we have been dealing with the wounds for 8 plus years now. She has congestive heart failure, gout andmuch morning. She uses a wheelchair and walker. She lives with husband and I. My dad also lives with US and he had a stroke and cannot do anything for himself except feed himself. It is very hard for me to go into their bedrooms every morning and see two disabled people in hospital beds. Some mornings I do not know who to get to first. They are both in third 80s.
Oh I got off track...sorry. My moms wounds are so bad that she can scream...add that to itching and neuropathy and it sure is something...the itching gets so bad that she tears her own legs open...wow
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What kind of wound is it? Can a wound just form suddenly?
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I did. For almost three months.

The open wound was about 2" wide by 5" long. She'd gotten a bad BAD bruise (from a little bump, by the way), and when the bruise formed, it became a hematoma and killed all the skin. It had to be cleaned and dressed twice a day in preparation for a skin graft.

It was ghastly, I don't mind saying. The wound looked like raw meat. And it hurt mom terribly when I cleaned and dressed it 2X a day. I used something called "a veil" rubbed/moistened with a mild antiseptic cream under the bandage. The visiting nurse had a small supply for me; and then I ended up buying a roll of it on the internet.

I was really tested by having to give that care. So was mom.

She got the beginnings of a bedsore not too long ago. I was alllll OVER that like white on rice. I hope I never have to do it again.

We do what we have to do, that's for SURE.
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