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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
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Can somebody tell me how can hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
970K people helped
Can somebody tell me how can hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

By definition: all wounds are ischemic. meaning they don't have enough oxygen for healing. HBOT super-saturates the wound increasing the chance for healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Foot Ulcers (Definition)

Foot ulcers are a clinical finding in which there are areas of skin on the feet that have been eroded and are not healing well. This occurs mainly in people with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, or other causes ...Read more


Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
970K people helped
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Can you tell me how hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
970K people helped
Can you tell me how hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

All wounds are: ischemic and HBOT super-saturates the tissue with oxygen improving wound healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Brynn Ewen
Board Certified, Podiatry
14 years in practice
58K people helped
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What is a good cure for foot ulcers?

Dr. Brynn Ewen
Board Certified, Podiatry
14 years in practice
58K people helped
What is a good cure for foot ulcers?

Depends on the cause: There are various causes for foot ulcers including: poor circulation, venous stasis, diabetic neuropathy. Ulcers caused by poor circulation may need the help of a vascular surgeon. Ulcers caused by edema/leg swelling require compression. Diabetic ulcers required eliminating the pressure on the wounds. ...Read more

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Dr. David Laha
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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What are foot ulcers from?

Dr. David Laha
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
809K people helped
What are foot ulcers from?

Pressure: Usually these are secondary to pressure either from shoes or structural deformities or, most likely, a combination of the two. Compromised hosts, ie. Diabetics, vascular disease, neuropathy, etc are most affected dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

Dr. Brandon Macy
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
777K people helped
If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

Assuming the ulcers: Are on the bottom of the foot, part of the treatment needs to be removing pressure from the ulcer(s), also known as offloading. Under some circumstances, something can be put into regular shoes with an accommodation, but if the ulcer(s) are big and bad enough, a more aggressive form of offloading is needed. This can range from a special surgical shoe to a total contact cast. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Khan
Board Certified, Wound care
15 years in practice
149K people helped
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How can I address my diabetic foot ulcers?

Dr. Khurram Khan
Board Certified, Wound care
15 years in practice
149K people helped
How can I address my diabetic foot ulcers?

Multiple factors: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Khan
Board Certified, Wound care
15 years in practice
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How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

Dr. Khurram Khan
Board Certified, Wound care
15 years in practice
149K people helped

Multiple remedies: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped
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Can you tell me if diabetic foot ulcers ever heal?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped
Can you tell me if diabetic foot ulcers ever heal?

Yes they do: With proper care most can be healed. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
899K people helped
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What's a good home remedy for itching cause by foot ulcers?

Dr. Randy Lisch
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
899K people helped
What's a good home remedy for itching cause by foot ulcers?

Rest: If you have an ulcer to your foot, you should try to stay off of the area/ulcer as much as possible. For the itching itself, try some lanocaine, or Benadryl cream. Remember that itching can be a sign of healing. If unsure, contact your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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Are diabetic foot ulcers contagious?

Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
1M people helped
Are diabetic foot ulcers contagious?

No: This is not a process that is contagious. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


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