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Can I Get Gangrene From Being Around It Or Touching An Infected Item
I have ingrown toenail ( infected but no pus or blood) so im soaking my feet in vinegar . Now i have small black dot on skin near toenail. Gangrene?
Diabetes and Smoking: The two most common causes of peripheral arterial disease. Even in 2013, there is untreatable vascular disease, either due to limitations of medicine or patient non compliance. Don't smoke, stay active and healthy, and barring any congenital disease, the chance of developing gangrene is very low. ...Read more
Possibly: The processes which produce gangrene imply the loss of nutrient blood supply to tissue thru infection triggered blood clots, frostbite, etc. As the skin begins to break down the open areas could be contaminated by tetanus spores & tetanus germs could contaminate that wound & produce tetanus. However, gangreen can exist without tetanus germs & have a variety of other germs that are just as deadly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Reasons: Gangrene is just one of the many reasons amputations might be warranted. Other inidications are peripheral vascular disease that is resulting in poor limb perfusion (and ultimately gangrene). Infection to the bones or rapid progression of skin infection resulting in loss of the soft tissues. Trauma. Even a few nerve disorders can result in need for limb amputation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss blood supply: Gangrene, especially of the lower extremity is not uncommon. It is mainly the effect of loss of blood supply such as thrombosis or narrowing in femoral vessels of the leg. With severe infection one can destroy the local blood supply to a minor structure such as the toes which will become gangrenous. ...Read more