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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
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.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience Podiatry
FDA approved?: If it isn't fda approved then you will not be able to find it here.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Read...: Trauma, insect bites, diabetes, venous insufficiency, arterial insufficiency.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Will help: If there is infection , healing depends on the cause of the ulcers , and its correction not just simple antibiotics.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No Creams: You need to seek care from a wound care center, antibiotics for the potential infection and appropriate pain meds that may include meds for the neurop ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Probably fine..: Superficial clots are not as concerning as deep vein clots. Trying to prevent them is based on knowing just what causes them. Try moist heat applicati ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratc ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Circumcision ...: With what you described about your struggle with long tight foreskin, circumcision is the choice of care. So, see a urologist and decide... Best wish ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: He may try you on a topical antibiotic or cortisone paste but there is no magic bullet since we still do not know what is causing them.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Straight aloe vera: Sap from the leaf of the plant may be helpful. How serious is the burn? When was your last tetanus shot? Any signs of infection?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid constipation: You should be on high-fiber diet and stool softeners to avoid constipation. Topical nitroglycerin, calcium channel blockers, Botox injection or surger ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Heal a leg ulcer: Your question is too broad. There are many types of leg ulcers: venous, arterial, neuropathic, trauma, surgical, and those from dozens of different de ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
In general, no: However, there are reasons that wounds will heal more slowly and these often do involve the lower extremities. Health conditions such as diabetes comp ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abraham Houng
19 years experience Critical Care
Depends: If the wound base is pink and reddish, then probably 1-2 weeks. If the wound base is white, then the abrasion might be deeper, 2-3 weeks. You can wa ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Sunburn: Unfortunately, nothing heals a burn, but time. You can help the symptoms with cool compresses to the eyes, lip balm and Ibuprofen. Don't forget the su ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
New skin: The reason your ulcers weep is that your skin is damaged. Normally when the skin is intact it keeps your body fluids contained. If your doctor has det ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vaseline: Put vaseline on them and cover them with a cotton glove overnight and do it nightly until the skin heals.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience Phlebology
Compression: Use compression stockings and dressings. This is critical. Elevate your legs as much as you can and walk. A vein specialist or phlebologist can treat ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrate: Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Frostbite is treated: Based upon its severity, much like a burn frostbite can involve just the superficial layers of tissue, or go deeper. Odds are if you did the salt and ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Rouw
29 years experience Podiatry
Find the cause first: Many factors can cause and worsen cracking and callusing on the great toe. Mechanical irritation from barefoot and sandal walking is often a factor. B ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Citron
55 years experience Medical Oncology
Partially: Platelets set up a barrier where the cut is located. With other cells and clotting factors they stop the bleeding and put a protective covering (if th ... Read More

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