Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
25.1k Members
Avatar universal

wounds ad skin grafts

I have a wound on my lower leg that most likely was caused by a hobo spider. It has been healing for the past 2 1/2 months but now the scab can no longer cover the wound and it is incredibly painful as it shrinks away. I have no insurance so I only saw a "doctor in a box" at the onset. My 9 year old cried when he looked at it because he was afraid I woudn't have enough skin to cover the wound. Is he rigfht? How do you know if a skin graftt may be necessary and what will happen if they can't get one?
1 Responses
Avatar universal
I am 61 years young and I broke my ankle on Oct 5 2008 I had surgery on Oct 21, 2008 and I had braces w/ screws on both sides of my ankle. The bad part is I have a part of the incesion that won't heal I have seen several Doctors and no one seems able to explain why it won't heal and why it is getting bigger and deeper.  The wound is swollen and red and the skin around it is turning a darker brown than the rest of my skin.  There is also swelling and pain in the area.  Does anyone have any ideas to what may be going on???
Top General Health Answerers
363281 tn?1518219421
Nelson, New Zealand
1756321 tn?1547098925
Queensland, Australia
19694731 tn?1482853437
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.
Here are the pros and cons of the top fad diets and weight loss plans of the year.