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Can you tell me if there are any special bandages to help a diabetic ulcer heal?

Can you tell me if there are any special bandages to help a diabetic ulcer heal?

Yes: There are several topical dressings that have been shown to accelerate wound healing time. Seeing a vascular surgeon or a wound clinic would be in your best interest. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me if there are natural ways to heal diabetic ulcers?

Can you tell me if there are natural ways to heal diabetic ulcers?

Yes: The only natural method for healing diabetic ulcers that I am aware of is good blood sugar control. However, most people require diabetic medications in addition to dietary changes. Another key is prevention. Since the nerve endings become damaged, they lose sensation, a natural protective mechanism. Wear properly fitting shoes that avoid pressure spots. Always protect your feet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are good treatments to help heal a canker sore faster?

Can you tell me if there are good treatments to help heal a canker sore faster?

Alternative:Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any natural ways of increasing circulation to help with diabetic ulcers?

Can you tell me if there are any natural ways of increasing circulation to help with diabetic ulcers?

Limited: The only natural way of increasing circulation is by exercising the part of the body involved, usually your legs. This would have to be done under close supervision of your doctor because the exercise can be very bad for you if done to excess. Following a diet routine that will help unclog the arteries involved would also be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are exercises that will help improve circulation to my leg ulcer?

Can you tell me if there are exercises that will help improve circulation to my leg ulcer?

Ulcer: Firstly the need to define what type of ulceration you have. Venous ulcerations are secondary to venous reflux, and should be managed by destroying the problem of the reflux, usually accomplished by thermal ablation of the vein. Arterial ulcers are secondary to arterial insufficiency, and should be treated by identifying the arterial problem treating it. Exercise with walking Is important ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any home remedies to cure mouth ulcers fast?

Can you tell me if there are any home remedies to cure mouth ulcers fast?

Miracle mouthwash : There are several variations of this mouthwash that seems to relieve painful aphthous ulcers. It is not however a cure but does seem to relieve the pain. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and the anti diarrhea medication kaeopektate are mixed 50/50 and you swish it around your mouth and then spit the excess out. Do not swallow. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any surgeries that can reduce your height from say 6'2 to 5'7?

Can you tell me if there are any surgeries that can reduce your height from say 6'2 to 5'7?

Don't go there.: Leg shortening procedures are really for great limb length discrepancies not just because some one isn't happy with their height. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any cool ways to relieve redness from a cut or scrape?

Please tell me if there are any cool ways to relieve redness from a cut or scrape?

Redness from cut: Keep wound clean, apply antibiotic oint e.g. neosporin, cover with bandaid lightly to protect. Continue until healed. ...Read more

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Is there any kind if vitamins you can take to help with boils?

Is there any kind if vitamins you can take to help with boils?

All of them: All the vitamins are known as non caloric nutrients. They are all essential to life and deficiency of any one of them will cause ill health ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could foreskin restoration work if there are no new nerves?

Can you tell me how could foreskin restoration work if there are no new nerves?

Here are some...: You are right; doctor can not make new tissue to restore the cut foreskin. All what they can do is exercising plastic surgical techniques to use the existing tissues for transformation, but not always feasible with expected outcome as wished. So, be counseled for balancing medical necessity and professional possibility. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Could you tell me if they can't is there anything they can do to help a patient lose weight?

Could you tell me if they can't is there anything they can do to help a patient lose weight?

Sure.: But it depends on how much. Lots of options if you are 100 pounds overweight--several surgical, then new drugs like belviq (lorcaserin). But if you just need to take off 15 pounds, med/surg options are overkill. Diet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are disadvantages to using antibiotics for a boil?

Can you tell me if there are disadvantages to using antibiotics for a boil?

It doesn't cure it.: An incision and drainage procedure is required for a boil. Antibiotics may be prescribed in conjunction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any helpful stuff for tmj?

Can you tell me if there are any helpful stuff for tmj?

Try this: http://tmj.org/ will give you advice. Best to see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a patient needs to have a gastric empty study and can't eat eggs, what are some substitutes?

Can you tell me what you suggest if a patient needs to have a gastric empty study and can't eat eggs, what are some substitutes?

Formulas: If you dont eat eggs, another type of food can be given, cheese bread or toast • juice or milk ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any solutions or exercises for diabetic people affected with eye sight problem?

Please let me know if there is any solutions or exercises for diabetic people affected with eye sight problem?

Diabetic control: The risk to the eyes in diabetes relates largely to the careful control of the sugar. This is monitored with a blood test called hba1c which measures long term control. It should be under 6.5 if possible - the lower the better. No exercise can change this although exercise is part of diabetic control. The "solution" is to be compulsive with your diabetic control. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are symptoms to having a hole in your pancreas?

Can you tell me if there are symptoms to having a hole in your pancreas?

Pancreas: I cannot think of a reason to consider a hole in your pancreas. If you have symptoms that you think are related to your pancreas please see your doctor ASAP! ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any foods or rememdies that can stop swelling/relieve pain from a post sprained ankle?

Please tell me if there are any foods or rememdies that can stop swelling/relieve pain from a post sprained ankle?

Some: My favorite natural remedies to reduce swelling after an ankle injury are castor oil massages starting from toes up to knees, ice packs, elevation, light compression. Its unlikely a localized injury can get a reduction in edema by eating a certain food, however Bananas and celery are great for reducing general swelling...they won't hurt to try if not allergic! ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if some other things the doctors can do other than a tracheostomy?

Hi docs, can you tell me if some other things the doctors can do other than a tracheostomy?

Maybe: A tracheostomy is needed is several conditions; prolonged ventilation, airway obstruction from tumor or trauma and need for extensive cancer surgery. More information is needed to discuss this situation. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more