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Are there any herbal help for pain with venous ulcer?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
See vein specialist: Venous ulcers are a significant problem and can be treated . There are many herbs for venous disease such as diosmin, rutins and horse chestnut but none of these are effective to heal a venous ulcer. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous reflux exam. If reflux is the cause of the ulcer, treating this will heal the ulcer and eradicate the pain.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Vein ulcers: There are limited studies showing whether any supplements help with this disease process. There is some positive literature concerning horse chestnut seed extract. While this is available in healthfood stores, the production (and quality) cannot be guaranteed, making specfic recommendations for these supplements difficult as to brand and strength. Consult with your wound specialist.

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