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Can a Saddle Sore Make You Feel Sick?

Old 06-13-16, 04:27 AM
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Can a Saddle Sore Make You Feel Sick?

The only way I could describe it was that I felt like I was fighting something. Very low on energy. Generally achy. Malaise. I had a small saddle sore that I treated with Neosporin, and now I'm feeling better. I've had worse saddle sores, and did not feel generally sick. Is this just a coincidence?
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Old 06-13-16, 04:40 AM
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I think that's definitely a coincidence
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
I think that's definitely a coincidence
I kind of thought so. Just looking for answers. Thanks. Fortunately, I don't get many saddle sores.
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Old 06-13-16, 07:13 AM
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Pus filled inflamed carbuncles saddle sore? That bacteria enter the blood stream type?
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Any infection serious enough to causes sepsis would not be treatable with Neosporin.
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If you're prone to skin rashes or outbreaks from other disorders, the saddle sore may have been an outward symptom of the illness that made you feel yucky.

I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder that's linked to psoriatic arthritis among other stuff. Along with the aches and pains from arthritis I'll also develop painful skin outbreaks, usually around my knuckles. Flareups occur several times a year. The psoriasis doesn't cause the aches and pains, it's just an outward symptom of the whole mess.

Supposedly ibuprofen aggravates the condition, which sucks because it's the only effective OTC pain reliever I've tried. But there does appear to be at least a coincidental connection between those outbreaks and my bouts of needing ibuprofen for several consecutive days. So I try to use external analgesic creams and patches for my chronic neck pain rather than ibuprofen.

Anyway, if you notice any additional coincidences of saddle sores or skin problems along with feeling achy, check with your doctor. There may also be side effects from prescription and OTC meds.
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