What other symptoms might occur with sores?

Sores may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the skin may also involve other body systems.

Skin symptoms that may occur along with sores

Sores may accompany other symptoms affecting the skin including:

  • Bleeding or bruising
  • Burning feeling
  • Itchy feeling
  • Redness, warmth or swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Tingling or other unusual sensations
  • Ulcer formation

Joint symptoms that may occur along with sores

Sores may accompany symptoms related to joints including:

  • Joint pain
  • Joints that feel warm or hot
  • Reduced mobility (range of motion of the joint)
  • Stiff joints
  • Swollen (edema) joints

Other symptoms that may occur along with sores

Sores may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Bleeding of the mouth and gums
  • Body aches and general ill feeling
  • Dizziness
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the arms (near elbow or underarm) or groin
  • Excessive thirst
  • Eye pain or irritation
  • Fever
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Red streaks moving away from the sores
  • Stuffy nose or nasal condition

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, sores may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition which should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have sores along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Confusion or loss of consciousness, even for a brief moment
  • Difficulty breathing, swallowing or speaking
  • Fainting or change in level of consciousness or lethargy
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Rapid breathing (tachypnea) or shortness of breath
  • Reduced urine production
  • Sudden swelling of the face, lips or tongue
  • Wheezing (whistling sound made with breathing)


What are sores?

A sore is a blister, bump, lesion or ulcer occurring anywhere on the body. The sore may be painful, itchy, red, swollen, or tender to the touch. The sore may be hard or filled with fluid. The surface of the sore may be broken and bleeding. Some sores may not be associated with pain.

There are numerous causes of sores, which range from mild to serious. Sores may occur as the result... Read more about soresintroduction


What causes sores?

Sores have many causes. The type and severity of sore varies with the underlying cause.

Common causes of sores include the herpes simplex virus (resulting in a cold or genital sore), allergic reactions, eczema, and chickenpox. Extended bed rest or use of a wheelchair may cause pressure sores. Sores may also occur as a symptom of an underlying disease or serious condition, such as ... Read more about sorescauses

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: May 7, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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