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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
38 years experience Podiatry
Rest: If you have an ulcer to your foot, you should try to stay off of the area/ulcer as much as possible. For the itching itself, try some lanocaine, or B ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Pressure: Usually these are secondary to pressure either from shoes or structural deformities or, most likely, a combination of the two. Compromised hosts, ie. ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Leland
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Overload: Ulcers which are particularly a problem in diabetic patients usually result from overload (pressure) to the foot either from a prominent bone area or ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Hendrix
27 years experience Podiatry
Increased Pressure: Diabetes can diminish normal sensation in feet. A small blister may go undetected and progress to a foot ulcer. See your board certified podiatri ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Sabb
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Visual inspection: The best way is visual inspection. If you have any concerns for ulceration, check your own feet. This is of particular importance in patients with ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
See a physician.: All diabetics could develop a foot ulcer. Patients with diabetes are particularly susceptible to foot ulcers primarily because of neuropathy, vascular ... Read More
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
42 years experience Podiatry
Skin breakdown: An ulcer is graded from 0 to 4 Grade 0 is blood within the skin. Grade 1 is an opening in the skin that is probably oozing blood, Grade 2 is deeper ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
17 years experience Podiatry
An open area: A foot ulcer can be any break in the skin on the foot, generally not caused by trauma. They can be caused by pressure, which is the most common, or bu ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
You may not: Have any symptoms. Some people with ulcers are neuropathic or don't feel anything......An ulcer is a hole...If you have one see a doctor..
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Wound care: Best to prevent . There is no single cure for foot ulcers.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on the location of the ulcer, how large how bad and what type of shoes. Usually some type of off-loading is necessary for the ulcer, whi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Rx Diabetic Ulcer: There are two main causes of diabetic foot ulcers: neuropathy and arterial. These have different forms of treatment. Unfortunately, both can be involv ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Ulcers: Some ulcers are caused by poor arterial blood supply. Others are caused by poor venous return. There are also neuropathic ulcers from sensory loss, an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
41 years experience Podiatry
Diabetic ulcers: Diabetes causes a condition known as microangiopathy. This is the clogging of microscopic blood vessels that feed skin and sub-cutaneous tissues. Ther ... Read More
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