Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.


Sore Skin Overview

Another name for Sore Skin is Skin Pain.

What causes skin pain?
Skin pain may be caused by skin infections, injuries, or burns to the skin. Skin infections usually result in a red skin rash. Skin infections include skin abscess, furuncle, skin ulcer, cellulitis, lymphangitis, herpes simplex, and shingles. Skin injuries include abrasions, contusions, lacerations, and puncture wounds. Skin pain is also caused by sunburn, thermal burns, and chemical burns.

What are the symptoms of skin pain?
Symptoms that occur with skin pain include skin redness, skin rash, skin swelling, blisters, skin lesion, skin lump, swollen lymph glands (localized), and pus draining from the skin.

How does the doctor treat skin pain?
Treatment for skin pain depends on the underlying cause. General treatment for skin pain may include skin moisturizers, corticosteroid creams, antibiotics for infections, narcotic pain medication, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medication.

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