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My husband has three ulcers and night sweats are they related and what causes the ulcers to prevent them....?

My husband has three ulcers and night sweats are they related and what causes the ulcers to prevent them....?

Ulcers & night sweat: I assume you mean he has 3 ulcers in his stomach. Peptic ulcers are now known to be caused by a germ called h pylori, which should be treated with at least 2 antibiotics and omeprazole. Night sweats are not usually a symptom of peptic ulcer, but can be a symptom in anyone who is very uncomfortable. Ulcers tend to hurt the most at night because there is nothing to buffer the normal acid. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Diabetic Ulcers (Definition)

Diabetic ulcers are sores that develop in people who have advanced diabetes. Most often the sores develop on the feet, but they can be located anywhere on the body that bears weight or pressure. Diabetes causes damage to small blood vessels of the skin, making the skin more ...Read more


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What generally prevents diabetic ulcers from healing?

What generally prevents diabetic ulcers from healing?

Many factors: The most common reason ulcers may have trouble healing: due to uncontrolled blood glucose levels, underlying infection, poor circulation, poor nutrition, too much pressure to the area, inappropriate wound care. ...Read more

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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose diabetic ulcers and follow it after treatment.?

Not easy: Keys are changing weight-bearing, good wound care, absolute nicotine avoidance, good glucose control, verifying good circulation or improving it, if possible. Special shoes to get your weight off the ulcers is best use of money ($4-500). Wound care can be relatively simple with silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Doctor can feel pulses in feet = no vascular work up needed. Avoid regranex, dermagraft, appligraf, hbo. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic ulcers?

What are the symptoms of diabetic ulcers?

Diabetic ulcers: This is great question in order to make the point that you just might have no symptoms. Diabetic patients may have neurological problems and have no feeling for an ulcer that would otherwise be painful. Other symptoms could be drainage pain color swelling and systemic signs of infection such as fever and chills. ...Read more

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What are the tip-offs that you might have diabetic ulcers?

What are the tip-offs that you might have diabetic ulcers?

Diabetic Ulcers: Lack of feeling in your toes or feet. Not being aware of the cold. Being unsteady on your feet. Sores or open wounds on your feet. These typically start with areas of redness which are surrounded by thick callous formation. Podiatric management of the callous may help to minimize the exacerbation of the sores. ...Read more

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Are there any sites with pictures for diabetic ulcers?

Are there any sites with pictures for diabetic ulcers?

Yes many: Here is a good place to start: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/460282-overview. ...Read more

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Can mercurochrome be used for diabetic ulcers?

Mercurochrome: Is obsolete - there are many better products available now for wound care, including diabetic ulcers. See a wound care expert for a recommendation. ...Read more

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What is diabetic ulcers on the feet look like?

Deep and Moist: Diabetic ulcers are usually deep and moist. Usually located at pressure points on the bottom of the foot. If infected they will drain smelly fluid. These are very serious and you should see a physician. ...Read more

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What do diabetic ulcers on somebody's feet look like?

What do diabetic ulcers on somebody's feet look like?

Varied: Diabetic ulcers are about as varied as rashes. They can begin under a thick nail as drainage. They can be a simple cut on the foot or scab. Or they can be a large open wound with infection. They also compass gangrene that appears as black or sometimes grayish/purplish discoloration to the toe. Have it checked out by a podiatrist immediately! they can diagnose and treat, or help prevent them. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more