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Dress Leg Ulcer Diabetic Patient
Ulcer in a Diabetic: This is too general of a question to answer accurately. A diabetic can develop diabetic foot ulcers but they are also at risk for other types of ulcers too like venous stasis ulcers. A diabetic ulcer that is considered neuropathic requires offloading; an infectious process needs to be treated with antibioitics; and if there is a blood supply issue then that needs to be corrected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 ?
I have a leg ulcer and my nurse used Fucidin intertulle to dress it but its very painful, should I leave the net in or remove it.
Remove: Clean with mild soap and water. Elevate leg as much as possible, elevate foot of your bed. Use adaptic or other no stick gauze on ulcer under ace wrap or pressure stocking and see md- vascular surgeon or wound clinic. Potential serious issue. ...Read more
I have a leg ulcer and my doctor dresses it with gores soaked in saline solution, then wraps it in compression bandages, however i am in severe pain?
Ulcer Pain: Shelly, assuming that your dressing is applied properly (not too tight) many leg ulcers are painful because the loss of the outer layer of skin exposes the superficial nerve endings. You might ask your doctor if you are a candidate for one of the acellular dermal matrix products or skin substitutes such as Oasis© . These can help to speed wound healing and may decrease your pain. ...Read more
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