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can you explain the difference between dry and wet gangrene

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
29 years experience Vascular Surgery
Infected or not: Dry gangrene is like a piece of leather and does not need immediate treatment. When dry gangrene progresses to being infected then we call it wet and ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Dry suggests dead, non viable tissue while wet describes an active infection where backers are living off the dead tissue.

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Gangrene,: By its very nature, is dead tissue so that surgical intervention is needed especially in so-called wet gangrene.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually yes: Wet gangrene is quite dangerous and can potentially lead to loss of life if the infection becomes serious enough. It is therefore a must to have the d ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
It depends: It depends on the location and the size or volume of the wet gangrene. and the treatment provided. If it is on a toe, it may take a while. If it is ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalini Sethi
21 years experience Pediatrics
Emergency: its an emmergency .
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor ASAP: It sounds like a bad infection. Given it is at the head area, it needs immediate treatment. Bring him to the ER. By the way, gluing the ears back doe ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Yes but: in general yes, depend do you have an open wound or the wound is closed and you want to speed up the healing because of your diabetes, actually honey ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Two completely: Different diseases. Gangrene is not enough blood flow. Gout is excessive uric acid that cystalizes in joint. Treatment is also completely different ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Big differnce: Blister is fluid filled, usually resulting from excessive friction, swelling or other trauma. Gangrene is dead tissue as the result of infection or no ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
The bacteria: Gas gangrene is a bacteria that produces gas under the skin. The skin feels like in has bubbles under it. Necrtizing fascitis can be gas gangrene or s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
40 years experience Trauma Surgery
Similar: Nec fasc is usually caused by a mix of organisms arising from the gut. Sometimes caused by specific, rare varieties of strep. Gas gangrene is classica ... Read More

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