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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Dressing: Sometimes if you add Normal Saline to the dressing where it is sticking to the wound, it won't pull and tear the skin.

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
If you truly: have a venous leg ulcer (chronic) then you need treatment at an advance wound center where proper diagnosis and treatment usually result in fairly pro ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Joyce
40 years experience Phlebology
Erosion: Erosion ,or spread, of the ulcer into a significant blood vessel. See a venous specialist and a wound care physician.
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Bleeding vein ulcer: Venous ulcers are due to chronic venous insufficiency which leads to venous hypertension. The area around the ankle has the greatest pressure and the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Smell: Odor can be due to a high bacterial count in the wound. Please see a clinician as soon as you can.
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
40 years experience Phlebology
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venou ... Read More
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
27 years experience Interventional Radiology
Infection: Usually this is a sign of infection.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Diabetic ulcer: What you dress a wound with has to do with the location of the wound, the amount of fluid coming off of a wound, where in the timeline of the healing, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not commonly: Manuka honey has been used as an adjunct to leg ulcer wound dressings. Its use has been studied and has not always been shown to be beneficial.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Getmedical attention: Immediately! need antibiotics and care of ulcer while addressing cause.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
43 years experience Vascular Surgery
No, depends,: Is the ulcer from venous, arterial or diabetic neuropathic. Relaxation will not help any. Stop smoking, . Compression therapy for venous, improve ci ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ulcer/Philippines: When I was in the Philippines we treated leg ulcers with dressing changes just the same as we would in the US or the UK or Asia??? How depends on wha ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Yes: an ulcer is a crater, cellulitis generally is without skin breakdown. a ulcer can be infected causing a cellulitis
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Certainly: Yes. As long as the ulcer is covered and properly dressed, jeans can be worn. If you aren't already being seen by a wound clinic it is probably a good ... Read More

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