|Thanks to USA patient Kelli Schrag for this image|
Before I started taking Bosentan 125mg twice a day continually, in October 2012, my hands would always have at least 2 ulcers, as well as, my toes.
Tasks involving water, add a whole new dimension, as, it is better to keep ulcers as dry as possible to assist their healing, making personal hygiene tasks a challenge, even when wearing waterproof gloves!
A dry ulcer will require moisturising with emollient to help with its healing.
Early medical intervention is essential, in an attempt to prevent this from being a reality. And, of course, continual antibiotic use brings along its own set of problems, usually GI related.
‘Prevention is better than cure’ as I outlined in DAY 7 Raynaud’s phenomenon, and DAY 8 Raynaud’s Management.
An edited version of this article was published here, in my Column with Scleroderma News.
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