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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Are there any herbal remedies to help leg ulcer healing?

Are there any herbal remedies to help  leg ulcer healing?

Herbal remedies: The two most common remedies that have some scientific basis are the use of manuka honey in wounds to heal them and horse chestnut seed extract orally for venous stasis ulcerations. Both need to be under the guidance of a health professional. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of a single leg ulcer in an much older man?

Depends: Leg ulcer can be a tip of the iceberg. The causes are many so the treatment varies greatly. In the elderly population, vascular disease (artery, vein, and lymphatics), infection, accident/pressure induced soft tissue injury, metabolic issues including diabetes makes healing difficult. Do not delay medical attention, some ulcer can get aggressive and cause big problem. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for venous leg ulcer?

Is there an alternative treatment for venous leg ulcer?

Not really: As drs. Schwartz and marquart said, the mainstay of treatment for venous leg ulcers is compression and treatment of the underlying venous insufficiency. Some medicines, especially trental, (pentoxifylline) or antibiotics, if there is an infection, have been shown to improve the effectiveness of compression but infections are actually rare and medication is not commonly needed. ...Read more

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What are good treatment options for a gross leg ulcer?

What are good treatment options for a gross leg ulcer?

Various treatments: There are different types and causes of leg ulcers. It is best to se your doctor to discuss what is best for your particular problem. You need to be proactive and get aggressive with treatment. Dr l. ...Read more

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My dad is being given compression dressing for a leg ulcer it's not working at all... What other treatment could be explored. He is diabetic?

My dad is being given compression dressing for a leg ulcer it's not working at all... What other treatment could be explored. He is diabetic?

Wound care clinic: Hi. Take your Dad to a wound care clinic for specialized attention to the wound. They have a number of options. Also, it is of course critically important to make sure his diabetes control is excellent. Poor diabetes control impairs wound healing. ...Read more

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Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs,not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda.can she take English medicine immediately?

Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs,not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda.can she take English medicine immediately?

Treatment not Meds : Venous leg ulcers usually require external compression with special wraps (jobst stockings) , and leg elevation, possibly with water pills. The mechanical elevation and support is the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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How do you help heal a leg ulcer?

How do you help  heal a  leg ulcer?

Heal a leg ulcer: Your question is too broad. There are many types of leg ulcers: venous, arterial, neuropathic, trauma, surgical, and those from dozens of different dermatologic problems. Please see wound specialist for further direction. ...Read more

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Will a leg ulcer heal if im on my feet for 10 hours a day?

Will a leg ulcer heal if im on my feet for 10 hours a day?

See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Wear compression stockings to minimize the standing effect. ...Read more

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I have a leg ulcer that is approximately 1" x 1/2" in size. I have been using unna boots with no success. Will solcoseryl help heal the ulcer?

I have a leg ulcer that is approximately 1" x 1/2" in size. I have been using unna boots with no success. Will solcoseryl help heal the ulcer?

Leg wound: You need to see a physician (p)to see if your non-healing leg wound is due to either a varicose vein under it, peripheral artery disease (pad) or an osteomyelitis (o). If you have a venous stasis ulcer, a venous doppler study of your leg veins may diagnose a varicose vein beneath it. If there is one, a vein ablation can help cure the wound. If your veins are normal, consider pad or an o. See a p. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

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