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What are some herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
None whatsoever: Diabetic foot wounds are incredibly serious conditions that can put your limb and life at risk. Don't fool around with herbal "cures." you should, if you're not already, be under the care of a team of doctors for this, including an endocrinologist, podiatrist, vascular surgeon, nutritionist, cde, pedorthist and possibly even an orthopedist and neurologist.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 22 years experience
See a physician: Do not mess with any herbal treatments, especially as a diabetic. You should have your wound checked out by a physician to make sure that your wound does not get infected. Diabetics are at a higher chance of infection and risk of losing their limbs from an infected wound.
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 27 years experience
Possibly...: There maybe herbal remedies such as a original oil, however, if it is truly a diabetic foot infection you need traditional medicine in order to heal properly. Once you have a diabetic foot infection the herbal medications are not the right way to proceed.

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Can herbal medicines treat a wounded diabetic foot?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Diabetic foot: Diabetic wounds are a serious matter. While many patients try herbal medicines in the home setting, there use most often does not work and delay in caring for the wound results in tragedy. A diabetic ulcer forms from different causes that requires investigation and correction. Definitely seek help as soon as possible from a wound physician or podiatrist.

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