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what is a good treatment for leg ulcers?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Leg ulcers: Great qustion, but too general to answer. It depends on what type of ulcer you are dealing with: pressure ulcers require that pressure is redistributed; vein ulcers require compression; and arterial ulcers require that you try to fix the arteries. For the wound itself, we strive for moist healing but removing the devitalized tissue by mechanical or chemical means.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 40 years experience
Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. These ulcers are generally on the ankle mostly on the inside of the leg. The skin is ofter brown in that area. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Leg ulcers: First need to determine source Arterial need to check arterial blood flow Veins do venous Doppler Once this is done a management plan can be arranged Also do you have diabetes can also be the reason

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Is it true that wheatgrass is good for leg ulcers?

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Dr. James Laredo
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No: Wheatgrass has never been show to be beneficial in the treatment of leg ulcers.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is terrasil commonly used for leg ulcers?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
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No: Terrasil (tacrolimus) is a potent immunosuppressant used during organ transplantation or topically for difficult to control eczema. Leg ulcers most commonly occur from venous insufficiency. Treatment of the venous reflux in combination with compression therapy will give the best lasting results.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for leg ulcers?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Leg ulcers: Great qustion, but too general to answer. It depends on what type of ulcer you are dealing with: pressure ulcers require that pressure is redistributed; vein ulcers require compression; and arterial ulcers require that you try to fix the arteries. For the wound itself, we strive for moist healing but removing the devitalized tissue by mechanical or chemical means.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of leg ulcers?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Open wound: When you have an leg ulcer there is a breakdown of the skin and an open wound forms. This could be painful, draining and even infected. If you have any concerns you should see a vascular specialist for further evaluation.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which homeopathic remedy has been proven successful with various leg ulcers?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Many help-not proven: This partly depends on what you mean by proven-clinically homeopaths have found nearly 100 different remedies helpful for leg ulcers, including ars., carb-v., kali-s., lach., merc.&sil. However, for each individual only one of these is likely to help so i advise consulting a homeopath.Only 1 research study on this has been published & the results were equivocal.See www.Naturalpedia.Com/leg_ulcers.Html.

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