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What is the best herbal ointment for a foot ulcer?

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Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Many things: There are numerous herbal solutions and ointments that can be applied to ulcers. Many people are taking silver supplements or applying it directly to the wound. Unless you are an herbalist and actually know what you are doign i would suuggest seeing a doctor for proper medication and treatment. Ulcers can go down hill quickly. I have several patients who chose the herbal route and ended poorly.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many things: Honey with a small amount of sugar mixed in. There are many others on the market. It would be best to see a doctor for treatment.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the best foot ulcer drying ointment?

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Dr. Janet Kail
Podiatry 28 years experience
None: If you have a foot ulcer, do not put anything on it until you have checked with your podiatrist or a wound care specialist. It is not always best to dry out the skin to get it to heal...In fact it can be worse.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What herbal ointment is good for foot ulcer?

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Ointment: None . That is not their indication. You need to see your podiatrist or wound specialist or you risk a raging infection.

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