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Do sun and air help leg ulcers heal

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
No: Leg ulcers are a very complicated problem that needs specialty care. Leaving a leg ulcer exposed to the elements may cause more harm than good.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Not really: Its best to have a trained professional evaluate the ulcer to determine the underlying source.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
No, may hurt: Leg ulcers, like all wounds heal best in clean moist protected environment. The moisture is important for fibroblast migration other cellular processe... Read More

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Leg ulcers: you need to see a vascular surgeon to determine the cause of the ulcers, if you haven't already. The management of varicose ulcers is different to th... Read More
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Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 22 years experience
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Read...: Trauma, insect bites, diabetes, venous insufficiency, arterial insufficiency.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
See below: Depending on cause of ulcer, cures are different. Many leg ulcers are due to venous issues and may require compression and intervention on the improp... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Open wound: When you have an leg ulcer there is a breakdown of the skin and an open wound forms. This could be painful, draining and even infected. If you have an... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: Arterial venous hypertensive depends on etiology, duration, depth, prior treatments. Many can be healed, but tedious!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Harris
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: There are many causes for leg ulcers, and depending on the cause, ther treatment will be different. You should be seen by a vascular surgeon our a ro... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
No: Terrasil (tacrolimus) is a potent immunosuppressant used during organ transplantation or topically for difficult to control eczema. Leg ulcers most co... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Keep it clean: First see your doctor and find out what they are. Most common leg ulcers are venous stasis ulcer, which resist to heel , then home remedy will be cl... Read More

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