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A 39-year-old member asked:

can a person wear jeans if he has a leg ulcer, or will it be irritating?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Certainly: Yes. As long as the ulcer is covered and properly dressed, jeans can be worn. If you aren't already being seen by a wound clinic it is probably a good idea to do so.
Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: As long as clothing is not too restricting, there is no reason why one should not wear jeans, even if they have a leg wound.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there relaxation products that I can use for my leg ulcer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
No, depends,: Is the ulcer from venous, arterial or diabetic neuropathic. Relaxation will not help any. Stop smoking, . Compression therapy for venous, improve circulation for arterial, offloading for neuropathic. These are the first line rx. However all need debridement and good wound care.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do physicians dress a leg ulcer in a diabetic patient?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Ulcer in a Diabetic: This is too general of a question to answer accurately. A diabetic can develop diabetic foot ulcers but they are also at risk for other types of ulcers too like venous stasis ulcers. A diabetic ulcer that is considered neuropathic requires offloading; an infectious process needs to be treated with antibioitics; and if there is a blood supply issue then that needs to be corrected.
A 39-year-old member asked:

If I don't shower or clean a leg ulcer, will I lose my leg?

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
No: No. Factors which determine if you will lose your leg are, 1) how good / bad the circulation is, or 2) whether you have a deep wound infection which will not clear with just antibiotics alone. Showering and keeping wounds clean does help prevent infections.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What should or should not be eaten to hasten the healing of a diabetic leg ulcer?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 18 years experience
Diabetic diet: You need to follow a balanced diabetic diet plan. Also be sure you are eating enough protein. Your pcp can arrange a visit with a nutritionist for specific instructions and tips.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How should you dress a diabetic leg ulcer?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Diabetic ulcer: What you dress a wound with has to do with the location of the wound, the amount of fluid coming off of a wound, where in the timeline of the healing, cost of the products (there are always choices), ease of placing those products, availability of home health, etc...

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