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How do staph infections affect leg ulcers

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Loss of protection: When an ulcer develops you lose the protection of the skin, therefore you become prone to bacterial infections.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes, but...: If skin dries/cracks, then staph or strep may infect the soft tissue as the dermal opening creates a portal of entry... Mrsa is is quite prevalent... ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience Podiatry
Better wound care: Are you being seen at a wound care center? If not make sure you get referred to one. It also sounds you need to be under the care of an infectious di ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Staph and candida ce: Candida infection celllitis in people with normal immune system is not that common.In your case i think staph is the main organism and candida is seco ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience Podiatry
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Arterial venous hypertensive depends on etiology, duration, depth, prior treatments. Many can be healed, but tedious!
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Leg ulcers: Manuka honey is just one of 4000+ products that are available to treat wounds. No one product is the end all in wound care. It can be effective in ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Leg ulcers: Great qustion, but too general to answer. It depends on what type of ulcer you are dealing with: pressure ulcers require that pressure is redistribute ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Depends: On the cause. See physician.

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