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Herbal Treatment For Hand Foot Or Buttock Ulcer
What types of orthotics or foot care would work best for my fiancée's foot structure? She is having foot pain.
Foot pain: I would first try an over the counter orthotic such as those where you can measure your foot at a kiosk like Dr. Scholl's. If the pain persists, I would see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Compression or a brace for ankle tendonitis? Other home care treatments? Swelling & pain. Thank you!
Self heals over time: Hfm is a collection of symptoms related to infection by strains of an intestinal virus.It runs its course producing a variety of blisters in various locations before resolving as the body fights it off. The main problem with the disorder is the chance of dehydration from poor fluid intake. Comfort measures & a focus on improving fluid intake are the best method of rx. ...Read more
Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .
Best to Ask & Ask: There is a surgery to correct just about anything that is perceived to be wrong with a foot. Most of the surgeries work pretty well and have a predictably good outcome. Some, well, can have more risk and need to considered thoughtfully. There are several ways to treat a "fallen" arch, your best answer would be to seek several opinions from specialists familiar with the various treatment options. ...Read more
What alternative surgeries exist for non diabetic ulcer on sole of the foot vs skin graft. I'm offloading in cam Walker daily for 5 years. need help?
Depend: it is really depend on the size of the ulcer, and the depth and the staging of the ulcer, and last if the ulcer is necrotic,or infected. Debridment of the necrotic and infected tissues is essential for the ulcer to heal. Skin coverage could varies to many options including skin graft. You can discuss the different options with your surgeon,general,vascular,foot,or orthopedist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously. The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs
SIGNS OF INFECTION: Cryotherapy for warts can produce blistering, with pain, redness, swelling and a clear drainage. Although these are signs of infection, most likely it is the normal reaction to the freezing. Only by your doctor seeing it will he/she know for sure. Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: See a podiatrist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Looking for a podiatrist/orthopedic specialist advice. Does a foot splint for the big toe get rid of mild bunions or prevent it from becoming worse?
Unlikely: 'splints' for hallux vagus deformity and bunions have little effect on natural history or progression . Bunion pads, wider shoes , nsaids may help.Deforming forces which result in hv often progress. See an ors w/ foot/ankle fellowship training or your local orthopedist.Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Specialist: A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm) who is qualified by his or her education and training and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Practitioners may focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, orthopedics, biomechanics, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, primary care, and wound care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Zostrix (capsaicin) 0.075% applied as a cream 3-4 times a day can help for neuropathic pain. It needs to be used for 10-14 days before becoming effective and initial applications can burn a bit. Pretreatment with a Lidocaine based gel beforehand can help prevent the zostrix (capsaicin) pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pt, podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, which is better to getproper treatment for flat feet in a child who is having pain in top of feet, knees, and ankles?
Options?: Please miter that various specialists have training and expertise with these issues. All can be good and you need to find out if the specialist is respected in the community. Please also note that an orthopedic surgeon who is a foot and ankle specialist has the most years of training. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Fx foot/ankle w/ elec. Pain shooting out. Can't keep boot causes pain in my calf.Is there a better option or alternative. Already using nsaids ice?
Cold is better: Ice the area for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off when awake is better than heat which causes more swelling. ...Read more
Symptomatic care: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood. Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatment for it. Care consists of keeping the child comfortable and hydrated. Here is a link to the cdc article about the illness. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html. ...Read more
My 81 year old grandaunt has severe knee, foot and leg pain.Would she benefit from cold laser treatment? Are there any other treatments for this?
I have a plantars wart on my foot. I have tried duct tape exclusion therapy, liquid n2 treatments (many treatments bydermatologist), and three laser treatments by a podiatrist; none worked. Can you suggest some other advice/therapies?
See details: The best option is to have the foot evaluated to determine the specific cause of the pain. Heat or cold generally provide nothing more than short term relief at best. ...Read more
What is a non-surgical treatment of planar warts in shaving area aside from freezing? Iis zyclara effective? Any other cream / organic treatment ?
I have articular blockage at my right foot & can't walk more than 200m.Is it necessari a chirurgical intervention or an alternate treatment?
Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of the ulcer. If it's due to stasis ulcer (decubitus), then a dressing such as duoderm is helpful. Also, bec there is usualky secondary bacterial infection, tipical and/or antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more
Buttock ulcer.: Depending on where the ulcer is a doughnut pillow to sit on may be helpful. Alternatively you could fashion your own form foam with a cut out where the ulcer is so that it is not in contact with a hard surface https://www.contourliving.com/medical-cushions/ ...Read more
Compression: Local wound care in combination with multi- layer compression will start the healing process. More importantly, an evaluation of the leg veins with an ultrasound and treatment of any venous insufficiency will help hasten the healing process and prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't guess/get exam: You can't; get exam. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist: You need to have someone look at the ulcers. Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that has symptoms occurring elsewhere in the body. Mouth ulcers are from a variety of sources and can vary in how long they take to go away or be treated. See your dentist and he or she can help you figure it out. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Usually Not: The most common rapid-onset mouth sores are aphthous ulcers (canker sores) and herpetic lesions (cold sores) which are usually self limiting and heal in 7-10 days. Laser tx can shorten duration for both and anti-herpetic medications exist. Hf&m is caused by the coxsackie virus and is very contagious in the early stages and usually found in children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: There are numerous herbal solutions and ointments that can be applied to ulcers. Many people are taking silver supplements or applying it directly to the wound. Unless you are an herbalist and actually know what you are doign i would suuggest seeing a doctor for proper medication and treatment. Ulcers can go down hill quickly. I have several patients who chose the herbal route and ended poorly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 yr daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease for last 4 days. The ulcers / blisters in mouth make it difficult for her to drink and eat.. What medication will be most suitable?
Numb the mouth: Anything that will decrease the pain in the mouth will help her drink. Ice cold foods act as a local anesthesia as they numb the area. Try popsicles, ice cream, jello, as well as pedialyte popsicles that will keep her hydrated. Also oragel will help. As it is a viral disease, there is no antibiotics that will help it. It will go away on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has hand foot and mouth whars the best to give her for her mouth ulcers she doesn't like the bonjela as it stongs and wont use the spray?
Some like ice: Chilling down the blisters with ice chips or popsicles slows the pain messages the nerves send up to her brain. It may last long enough to help her eat a bit. It also helps the problem without any aftertaste or side effects. Avoiding acidic fruit drinks(orange, tomatoe, grapefruit)helps while neutral drinks like fruit necters, grape juice & milk are better tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is it when you have a rash on the top of hands and feet and also like ulcers in your mouth on the inside of cheeks?
It means: that it is time to get to your physician for a comprehensive exam and treatment. ...Read more
Can foot, hand and mouth disease cause the swelling of the parotid duct? Multiple ulcers inside mouth with the parotid duct on the right side swollen.
The two are: probably NOT related (it would be a co-incidence for one of the oral lesions to be in the EXACT location HOWEVER it is theoretically possible! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My twelve year old son has a rash on his feet and palms of his hands. He had a mouth ulcer last week but no other mouth sores. He also has mild cold symptoms. Is HFM in winter possible?
Hand foot and mouth : Yes HFM is mostly a summer virus but the virus does not follow the rules. Your description fits very well. The blisters last 1-2 weeks in the hands and feet. The oral sores are earlier and go away after a week. The rash is contagious if the vesicles are opened and drained. There is no treatment. Pain meds do help if needed. Drink lots of fluids. Good diagnosis !! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have mouth ulcers,red bumps on hands and feet. Right ear is a little draining and 101.6 fever.My DR appt in two days.Should I go to ER or wait?
Members f my Family have had the hand foot and mouth infection i had sore hands feet and sore throat mouth ulcers and very painful gland under jaw?
Ans: Well from your description sounds like fifths disease. This is viral and thus treated symptomatically. So in other words rest hydrate and just let it run its course ...Read more
After biopsy my mom was diagnosed as skin ulcer in right leg just above ankle want to know the treatment options and minimum healing time?
Go to the dr: Don't play with ulcers urself. Firt find etiology. Is it a venous or arterial ulcer for example. Any comorbidites factors? Circulatory status needs to be assessed, presence of infection determined etc Then treatment plans can be initiated. ...Read more
What could be the cause of tongue pain rear of mouth left hand side. No ulcers or abscesses and was pain free until I woke up for work this morning. It's hard to eat and drink also.
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