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Can You Diabetic Ulcers Quickly
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Multiple factors: The lifetime risk used to be 15% of diabetics would develop an ulcer and of those 15% would go on to amputation but that number has been steadily increasing to 20-25% of ulcers lead to amputation. Multiple factors include infection, circulation, kidney status, and ability to take pressure off the area, sugar control just to name a few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple treatment: Diabetes causes nerve injury.This means loss of sensation below the ankles.Foot deformity may occur. Poor sensation means injuries and problems advance before they are found and get worse quickly.Treatments include sugar control, keep the ulcer surface healthy and clean with debridements, moist wound dressings and absolutely keeping the ulcer away from any pressure. No antibiotics unless infected. ...Read more
SImple means: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more
Multiple factors: Controlling blood sugars to prevent complications. Looking for calluses which are signs of areas with increased pressure. Avoid trauma by protecting your feet and never go barefoot. Check your feet daily. Study conducted by duke university researchers found that medicare-eligible patients with diabetes were less likely to experience lower-extremity amputations if seen by a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What type?: Mouth ulcers may be from many causes and their treatment depends upon what is causing it. See your dentist to find out what it is and then you can be advised as to the best way to treat it. Most will go away on their own, but some may be related to other issues requiring treatment. ...Read more
Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more
Tongue ulcers: In general, most ulcers on the tongue, commonly known as aphthous ulcers or canker sores, will heal spontaneously in several days. If they persist beyond a week, are chronic, or are very painful, you should have them treated by your dentist. If they are causing problems eating you can get orabase ointment and apply to the ulcer before meals. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the individual's characteristics and circumstances. Some people need Insulin right away while others might never need to be on Insulin and can be on orals forever. In general, the more weight you lose, the more active you are, the less likely you will need Insulin as your sole treatment. ...Read more
It depends: On how large and.Or deep the scrape is, and how controlled your blood sugars are, and if it is on your limbs if peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy is present. Seek medical attention immediately. It is much better to play it safe with diabetes. Diabetic infections, nonhealing wounds are concerns if your blood sugars are high, and/or if you have neuropathy or circulatory issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wound care. : Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wound healing: This is too general of a question since there are many types of wounds in many different locations that affect the healing rate. There are arterial, venous, pressure, trauma, mixed wound types, vasculitic wounds, just for a short list of the most common types of wounds. Each of these has their own treatment and healing course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wound on lower extremity in a patient with diabetes as the skin integrity is lacking May be associated with vascular disease If concerned about bacteria in wound usually there are more than one bacteria at play Often cuts as a result of the walking surface of the foot doesn't ...Read more
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