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Diabetic Leg Ulcer Treatment
My dad is being given compression dressing for a leg ulcer it's not working at all... What other treatment could be explored. He is diabetic?
Depends: Leg ulcer can be a tip of the iceberg. The causes are many so the treatment varies greatly. In the elderly population, vascular disease (artery, vein, and lymphatics), infection, accident/pressure induced soft tissue injury, metabolic issues including diabetes makes healing difficult. Do not delay medical attention, some ulcer can get aggressive and cause big problem. ...Read more
Not really: As drs. Schwartz and marquart said, the mainstay of treatment for venous leg ulcers is compression and treatment of the underlying venous insufficiency. Some medicines, especially trental, or antibiotics, if there is an infection, have been shown to improve the effectiveness of compression but infections are actually rare and medication is not commonly needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs,not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda.can she take English medicine immediately?
My dad is diabetic, angioplasty and overweight. He has developed a leg ulcer about size of fist doctors only dressing it help it's getting big/worse ?
Diabetic ulcer: What you dress a wound with has to do with the location of the wound, the amount of fluid coming off of a wound, where in the timeline of the healing, cost of the products (there are always choices), ease of placing those products, availability of home health, etc... ...Read more
Diabetic diet: Following a good diabetic diet that allows you to keep your blood sugar nice and low and level will give you your best chance at healing an ulcer. See a doctor for additional wound care, debridement, or antibiotics if there are any signs of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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