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what should i do if i wet my diabetic foot ulcer bandage in the tub or shower

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.
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
Unfortunately, yes.: A diabetic foot ulcer is an outward sign of an internal problem that has been going on for far too long already. Ulcers occur in people who have had u ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Could become bad.: Diabetic foot ulcer is a major complication of diabetes. If the foot ulcer becomes infected, the infection could spread to bone and could lead to los ... Read More

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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
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
Dr. Steven Frydman
46 years experience Podiatry
Very quickly: Depending on your diabetic control, circulation and and the causing injury it could develope overnight.
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Dr. Khurram Khan
19 years experience Wound care
Multiple factors: It can hours to days - multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, pressure, neuropathy and trauma are the major risk factors. The amount of ... Read More
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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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Well, what you mean i suppose is a wagner stage 3 ulceration since using the term 'stage" to describe an ulcer is reserved for pressure ulcers. A wag ... 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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Diabetic foot ulcer: You need to see a specialist as soon as possible. Some suggestions include wound specialists, podiatrists, primary care physicians, etc. An ulceration ... Read More
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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
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
As clean as possible: If the packages are sterile inside, they need to be opened without touching the contents that comes in contact with the wound.
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