Skin Problem With CFS

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by harrysmom, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. harrysmom

    harrysmom Member

    Anyone with CFS/Fibro -
    I have a question. Ever since I got CFS - 9 years ago - I have noticed that whenever I have a skin injury like a cat scratch or a burn or insect bite or scrape the actual wound heals so there is no infection problem, but the scratch mark or the burn area remains red or dark red for months and months and in some cases never totally fades away. Does anyone else notice this and if so, does anyone know why this occurs? Thanks.
    Harrysmom
  2. Meekah

    Meekah New Member

    I find that when I do get a sore that it scars(sp?) more than before.

    Also, I have very dry skin and my skin cracks on my middle finger and baby finger of my right hand. (Why those two fingers??? I havn't got a clue) But it hurts a lot and hot water tends to make those two fingers really itchy.

    Oh...the joys...lol

    Hugs and Prayers
    Meekah
  3. wangotango

    wangotango New Member

    harrysmom, i have the same thing happen to me. dxs with cfs in 2000 and the specialist i seen told me it was very common amongst cfs and he had a girl that was so bothered bt them she had went to 4 specialist's and threy found nothing wrong.
    i use DIAMOND EMU PRODUCTS EMU OIL on mine and it helps a bunch. good luck bill m
  4. pepper

    pepper New Member

    That a scratch I got from a weed in April is still visible on my arm! I never even thought that this could be another CFS thing.

    Pepper
  5. hahaha

    hahaha New Member

    I experience this as well, basically with CFS my skin seems to be drier and thinner and hence scars more easily and takes longer to heal. I believe it is related to thyroid / adrenal problems (although test results normal).
  6. harrysmom

    harrysmom Member

    To those who replied to my querry,
    Thank you so much. It doesn't make the problem go away, but it does help to know others have the same thing going on and that it can be added to the list of wonderful oddities we deal with with this illness. I will try the oil mentioned. It's gotten so I dread every knick and scratch because I know the red scar or mark will be there for eons.
    Harrysmom
    [This Message was Edited on 08/25/2005]