Top
20
Doctor insights on: Cures For Gangrene

Share
1

1
Is there a cure for dry gangrene for an elderly, very sick hospital patient?

Is there a cure for dry gangrene for an elderly, very sick hospital patient?

No good tx.: When the patient is not a candidate for any revascularization ( bypass, stents, endarterectomy' etc.) the only treatment left is amputation of the affected area. Hyperbaric oxygen may delay the process. Leeches may improve the microscopic circulation up to a point ...Read more

Dr. Mark Dickson
394 doctors shared insights

Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more


2

2
What are some home remedy cures for severe toenail fungus?

What are some home remedy cures for severe toenail fungus?

None: There is no home remedy for severe toenail fungus. A severe toenail fungal infection needs aggressive treatment by a physician. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What's the newest news for curing diabetes?

What's the newest news for curing diabetes?

Nanotechnology : Research right now has created a capsule in which insulin-producing beta cells are grown in. The capsule is then implanted in the body. The structure of the capsule has been engineered is such a way that Insulin can go out and glucose can go in...Thus the beta cells have a glucose dependent and physiologic response. However, the body's immune cells and antibodies can't get in. Beautiful. ...Read more

4

4
Is there any home cures for bedsores?

Is there any home cures for bedsores?

Bedsores: There are many (thousands) of products in the wound care world and most are sterile when you take them out of the package. Bedsores develop because of pressure, so the best treatment is to keep that area involved away from any pressure. The treatment of the sore really needs input by professionals that see these wounds all of the time. Seek expertise at a local wound care center. Home health? ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Why is hyperbaric oxygen treatment used for gangrene?

Why is hyperbaric oxygen treatment used for gangrene?

Gas Gangrene: Clostridia bacteria causes gas gangrene. It normally grows in low oxygen. High pressure oxygen can prevent it from reproducing. This in turns leads to less toxins ; stopping it's spread. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
How effective is hyperbaric oxygen treatment in curing Lyme disease?

How effective is hyperbaric oxygen treatment in curing Lyme disease?

My response is: Is in between that of dr. Bolhack and dr. Baker. Lyme disease is not an approved indication for hbot. While the study that dr. Baker referred to sounded promising, i don't believe any conclusive statement can be made. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
Can there be natural cures for toenail fungus?

Can there be natural cures for toenail fungus?

Yes: Tea tree oil being one, personally, i believe the oral antifungals work best. ...Read more

8

8
What's the cure / treatment for trench foot?

What's the cure / treatment for trench foot?

Depends how bad: Trench foot is a condition that usually affects soldiers or the homeless where feet are subjected to coldness and wetness. This condition can lead to further problems. Preventing them is the key. The extent of the injury once occured should be evaluated by a doc as it varies. Sores, blisters, to even gangrene could develop. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What are common cures for a toenail infection?

What are common cures for a toenail infection?

There are a few: Toenail fungal infections or onychomycosis have a number of different treatment options. Unfortunately none of them is great. Options include topical lacquers to paint on the nail, medicines that you take by mouth, laser treatments and even removal of the toenail. Each of these has advantages and disadvantages. I recommend that you see your primary care doctor for further discussion about this. ...Read more

10

10
Is resveratrol a miracle cure for cancer ?

Is resveratrol a miracle cure for cancer ?

Of course not: If it were "miraculous", we'd know it. The research piranhas at the nih would have snapped it up -- even when there's no profit to be made, science is driven by strongest of emotions (jealousy) and the secret couldn't be hidden. Despite media claims, really good work on this interesting molecule remains in its infancy -- it's likely to have some real uses, but probably is no magic bullet for any. ...Read more

11

11
Is medical leech therapy effective for someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

Is medical leech therapy effective for someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

For dead tissue only: Maggot therapy removes necrotic (dead) tissue from wounds and stimulates healing as well as removing a possible source of infection. ...Read more

13

13
Cure for acute acidity?

Cure for acute acidity?

Antacids: If you are talking about stomach acid then there are many medications that can reduce stomach acid. Medications like ranitidine and omeprazole are the most commonly used ones. Liquids like mylanta or maalox may provide more immediate but not lasting relief. ...Read more

14

14
Can there be a natural cure for chronic kidney disease ?

Can there be a natural cure for chronic kidney disease ?

Only transplantation: Otherwise chronic kidney disease can not be 'cured'. However, very ofet can be stabilized to halt or slow down progression. ...Read more

15

15
Is there a miracle cure for gout?

Is there a miracle cure for gout?

No miracle: Their is no miracle cure for gout, but their are excellent treatments. One is a new medication that I have been prescribing uloric. You can also apply a topical compounding gout cream that relieve much of the pain. Remember controlling your diet may be best way to prevent gouty symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Can there be cure for niddm in alternative medicine?

Can there be cure for niddm in alternative medicine?

No, but: A recent nih study showed that intensive lifestyle changes can virtually reverse type2 diabetes. Eat the right foods, get good moderate intense physical activity each day, manage stress effectively and get 7-8 hours of sleep and amazing things can happen. ...Read more

19

19
Is there a cure for sepsis?

Is there a cure for sepsis?

Maybe: Antibiotics that kill the bacteria are your only hope. And when they have damaged the body with their products, it's often too late to stave off death or allow full recovery. ...Read more

20

20
What are effective treatments to gangrene besides amputation?

Gangrene: Is irreversible but to heal above it you need blood supply. In patients with toe gangrene and perfusion pressure of less than 40 mm hg a mid foot amputation, a b-k amputation will fail. With revasculaization even the foot could be salvaged and a mid foot amputation does not require prosthesis. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers