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Can Herbal Medicines Treat A Wounded Diabetic Foot
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a physician: Diabetic wounds should always be followed by a medical professional who will ensure that you do not have an infection of the soft tissue or worse, the bone(s) beneath the wound. Left untreated, a diabetic wound can rapidly become a more serious problem. Schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist with training and interest in wound management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a physician: All diabetic wounds should be monitored on a regular basis by a medical professional; doubly so with a history of mrsa. You want to ensure that these do not become infected to the soft tissue or the bone(s). A wound specialist will tailor treatment specific to you and your wound and your health status. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple remedies: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hopefully, not much: Diabetic foot wounds if not healed can lead to life-threatening infections. This can lead to amputation or death as worse case scenarios. Good control of blood sugars, adequate nutrition, good wound care and compliance with doctor's instructions can reduce one's risk of serious complication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: It really depends on the severity. Infectious disease society newest guidelines break down infections into mild, moderate and severe with mild infections treated with oral antibiotics and or topical, but moderate to severe may require hospitalization and IV antibiotics. It's also based on culture results and the type of bacteria that is growing in the wound w/ resistant bacteria on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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