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Question: My 84 yr old friend Elinor is obese. She gets raw, bleeding sores under her breasts and belly. Why? and what do i use to get rid of it. It itches and hurts her and it's all across underneath her fat. Victoria

Answer: Dear Victoria,

Bleeding sores should be checked by a dermatologist so he or she can analize them and find out the exact reason for them.

Conditions that can cause sores on the skin include:

- Skin ulcers
- Eczema
- Skin cancer
- Herpes
- Chicken pox
- Circulatory disorders

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