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Can herbal medicines treat a wounded diabetic foot?

Can herbal medicines treat a wounded diabetic foot?

No: Take no chances with a diabetic foot injury, consult a specialist, take appropriate antibiotics, dressings, topical creams as directed. You can use herbals for other ailments ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Diabetic Foot (Definition)

Diabetic foot is a symptom in which a person with diabetes (usually after years of illness) develops poor circulation and poor sensation in one or both feet. Diabetic feet are prone to injuries, ...Read more


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What are some herbal medicines for 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 more

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Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

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 more

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Can derma wound cream help treat diabetic foot ulcers?

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 more

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What happens when you have a diabetic foot wound?

What happens when you have a diabetic foot wound?

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 more

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What treatment can I give to a diabetic foot wound until i see a docotor in the morning?

Clean and cover.: You can lean it with warm water and soap. Dry it well. Then, keep it covered with a bandage until you see your doctor in the morning. If you notice any signs of infection get it seen immediately, you may need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Scabs on diabetic foot - how to treat them?

Scabs on diabetic foot - how to treat them?

See a doctor: With diabetes, your feet are at a higher risk for infections and poor healing. Do not treat the scabs yourself. See a podiatrist for diabetic foot care. ...Read more

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What treatments are there if I have MRSA and diabetic foot wounds?

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 more

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What is the best wound care for a necrotic diabetic foot ulcer?

What is the best wound care for a necrotic diabetic foot ulcer?

Team approach: Depends on what is meant by necrotic. Is there blood flow to the extremity or wound? If not, a vascular or interventional cardiologist need to increase the blood flow to the extremity. A podiatrist is needed to get any bony prominence resected and to offlaod the wound. An endocrinologist is needed to get the diabetes under control if out of control. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Can somebody tell me how can hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

By definition: all wounds are ischemic. meaning they don't have enough oxygen for healing. HBOT super-saturates the wound increasing the chance for healing. ...Read more

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