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What is the best foot ulcer drying ointment?

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Dr. Janet Kail
Podiatry 28 years experience
None: If you have a foot ulcer, do not put anything on it until you have checked with your podiatrist or a wound care specialist. It is not always best to dry out the skin to get it to heal...In fact it can be worse.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Foot Ulcer: There is no one single ointment that's better. Medications work different on different people. Iodosorb is a good one but also depends on what you need. If infected or needs enzyme debriedment then different medications. See wound care specialist or podiatrist.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the best herbal ointment for a foot ulcer?

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Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Many things: There are numerous herbal solutions and ointments that can be applied to ulcers. Many people are taking silver supplements or applying it directly to the wound. Unless you are an herbalist and actually know what you are doign i would suuggest seeing a doctor for proper medication and treatment. Ulcers can go down hill quickly. I have several patients who chose the herbal route and ended poorly.

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