Ulceration refers to the formation of a sore or lesion on the skin or mucous membrane that doesn’t heal within a normal time frame. It can result from various causes, including infections, injuries, diseases, or the use of certain medications.
In some cases, ulceration can be superficial and limited to the top layer of skin, while in other cases, it can be more severe and extend into the deeper tissues. Symptoms of ulceration may include pain, redness, discharge, and bleeding. The treatment of ulceration depends on the underlying cause and may involve antibiotics, wound care, or surgery.
If you suspect that you have an ulcer, it’s important to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Self-care measures such as keeping the affected area clean and dry, and avoiding irritants, can help prevent the ulcer from becoming infected or worsening.