A 38-year-old member asked:
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are there any causes for foot ulcers besides diabetes and sickle cell?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Other causes for foot ulcers beyond diabetes and sickle cell disease include: bedsores (decubitus ulcers), peripheral vascular disease, varicose veins, trauma (including spider bites), metabolic diseases and malnutrition, scleroderma, and alcoholism ( alcoholic neuropathy).
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Multifactorial: Some other causes of foot ulcer include trauma, poor arterial or venous circulation, and skin cancer.
Answered on Feb 7, 2013

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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See Podiatrist: Or wound care specialist to get it properly evaluated and treated. Keep wound clean and protected.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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With great care: Do not attempt this yourself. The location of the ulcer is important to know.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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You see a podiatrist: You need expert wound care, this is a high risk type of case and you should not attempt to treat this yourself.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reed
Dr. Mark Reed answered
31 years experience Podiatry
No: Hi: people get ulcers due to a breakdown in their skin from excessive sheer and direct pressure to their feet usually because they have neuropathy. ... Read More
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