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There is a cut on my leg and a ring of pus spreading from it. I am a diabetic smoker. What should I do?

There is a cut on my leg and a ring of pus spreading from it. I am a diabetic smoker. What should I do?

Infection: This is an infection and needs to be treated with antibiotics. Which antibiotic depends on the circumstances surrounding the injury and your health. Please seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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Pus in my legs due to sugar diabetic?

Pus in my legs due to sugar diabetic?

Not sure of ?: Diabetes can increase risk for serious infections. This is especially true if neuropathy exists and there is diminished feeling in the feet which can lead to neglected injury. This can lead to gangrene. See a doctor if you have pus coming from your leg. It could be very serious. ...Read more

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Little cut on leg no pus but rash with little bumps around it?

Little cut on leg no pus but rash with little bumps around it?

Using neosporin?: If you are using neosporin on your cut, you are likely having some allergic reaction to the neosporin--a very commom, yet overlooked condition. I would stop that, keep the skn/wpund dry with a little rubbing alcohol 3-4x/day for a few days and you should be good. If not better, call your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Statistically...: Unfortunately, these effects you describe don't just have an effect on the feet and legs. The effect vital organs are effected as well. 5 years has been reported as an expected life span after an amputation, but this is just an average. It could be more or less depending on many other lifestyle factors. ...Read more

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Can i drink nutrilite protine powder while I have a dibetic foot and also left leg is cut off?

Can i drink nutrilite protine powder while I have a dibetic foot and also  left leg is cut off?

Read below: Nutrilite protein powder is still a protein supplement. Excessive protein in your system may lead to blockage of the arteries in your good leg. To be on the safe side i would consult with your endocrinologist or a nutritionalist. You don't want to lose the other leg. ...Read more

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