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My 52yrs old diabetic dad has a unhealing boil on his thumb which oozes blood often. what treatment should be done. why does this happen wt to do

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Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran answered

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Have him see a doctor as soon as possible for prompt and proper treatment. Today if possible. Diabetic control and antibiotic treatment are urgent needs.

Answered 8/20/2021

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

A diabetic ulcer has to be addressed timely as it can progress quickly to gangrene. Would suggest starting with his family doc for an exam.

Answered 8/24/2021

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