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Can You Explain The Difference Between Dry And Wet Gangrene
Infected or not: Dry gangrene is like a piece of leather and does not need immediate treatment. When dry gangrene progresses to being infected then we call it wet and this needs immediate treatment. Gangrene is considered wet when there is drainage, cellulitis or a foul odor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emergency: Its an emmergency.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm Diabateic on dialysis Just had below knee leg amputation because of wet gangrene, can I apply manuka honey dressing on amputation wound for healing?
In general yes, depend do you have an open wound or the wound is closed and you want to speed up the healing because of your diabetes, actually honey dressing have been very popular for wound healing.
It is always better to check with the surgeons that performed the surgery to make sure that there is no objection. ...Read more
Pretty much the same: "Gas gangrene" tends to refer to one specific bacteria (Clostridium perfringens) which may be part of many bacteria causing necrotizing fasciitis. Both are bad and require swift, extensive, and often disfiguring surgery to save people's lives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between gas gangrene and necrotizing fascitis except for the organism.? How will we clinicaly differentiate them?
Dead tissue: Dry gangrene refers to dead (necrotic) tissue that is not infected with microbes. The area may look black with a red, painful, warm border. Wet gangrene is moist, necrotic tissue that is infected with a variety of microbes that can produce nasty smelling gasses. Of course, wet gangrene is worse than dry. ...Read more
There is no set time: ...& can vary from hours to never. Gangrenous tissue should be surgically removed as soon as it is medically safe to do so (i.e., when anesthesia, if needed, can be tolerated) and something can be done to protect the raw tissue that's left behind- unless infection has already started in which case it's even more urgent and no longer as important to worry about covering the raw tissue right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood flow: inflammation is a normal response to an injury or infection, causing redness, soreness, warmth, and swelling. Now, gangrene is a condition wherein the blood supply to an area is inadequate, perhaps caused by severe inflammation, and the tissue actually dies, turning dark or black, and will not normalize. The tissue will slough or have to be excised. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Good question: When blood supply is interrupted the segment tissue that receives blood will die scar tissue will fill the gap as seen in heart attach myocardial infraction. (heart attack), in gangrene initial stages same tissue necrosis or death tissue occurs, then get infected as seen in lower extremities and bowel etc. ...Read more
No: Need treatment because it would lead to more serious infection and possible loss of foot or leg. ...Read more
No treatment: Dry gangrene by definition is dead tissue. If it is dry you can allow it to seperate and fall off depending on where it is. The most important issue is why it happened and how to prevent it from recurring. The body will heal the living tissue and the gangrene will fall off like a scab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk can be lowered: Signs of peripheral artery disease (pad) are: pain in the calf muscle with walking that is relieved with rest, pain in the foot at nighttime that improves with standing, and poorly healing foot or ankle wounds. Diagnosing pad, determining the severity of disease, and treating it appropriately (risk factor management and/or intervention) can help lessen the risk of developing gangrene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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