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What does the start of a diabetic foot ulcer look like

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Any 'blemish' in the foot in a diabetic patient requires immediate attention by a health care professional. Do not delay! contact you primary care phy ... Read More
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Diabetic Ulcers: Diabetic neuropathic ulcerations typically start as the result of some form of irritation. Either from underlying bony prominence or deformity or impr ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: A diabetic foot ulcer is best diagnosed with a physical exam. Your physician will ask you to remove your shoes in order to inspect your feet. They w ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Often it will : Start with a callous...Under the callous an ulcer will form...
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
The start can vary: A diabetic foot ulcer is best diagnosed with a physical exam. Your physician will ask you to remove your shoes in order to inspect your feet. They w ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
It depends.: Foot ulcers do not usually happen spontaneously. They usually begin at the site of an injury. Avoiding poor-fitting footwear that causes reddening o ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Check feet daily!: Also, because many people with diabetes have neuropathy, or poor nerve function, they cannot always tell when there is a scratch or scrape or even a b ... Read More
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Dr. Khurram Khan
19 years experience Wound care
Get checked: A break in the skin which looks like a sore. It may have associated swelling, redness and odor with drainage. If you suspect an ulcer please see a doc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Diabetic foot ulcer: Once a diabetic has underlying neuropathy, with the loss of feeling in the lower extremities, an ulcer can develop within a short time. A small, unnot ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: Make sure there is no sulfa allergy.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
No: There is no spray or cream that will cure an ulcer. The cause of ulcer must be determined, whether it is circulatory, excessive pressure, infection et ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience Podiatry
Doctors: You should be working with your primary care physician to maximize blood sugar control and also seeing a podiatrist for treatment if the ulcer. He may ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Nothing: You need to get the blood vessels open and circulating blood to the areas that are lacking blood and are anoxic and ulcerated. Try nattokinase 3 pi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It implies: The doctor cut away these layers of tissue, likely because they were unhealthy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Yes: A ulcer is never normal and needs prompt medical attention. See podiatrist as well as family physician for evaluation and treatment.

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