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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Foot Ulcers

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What's a good home remedy for itching cause by foot ulcers?

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 (diphenhydramine) cream. Remember that itching can be a sign of healing. If unsure, contact your physician. ...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


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What are foot ulcers from?

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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How can you tell if you have foot ulcers?

How can you tell if you have foot ulcers?

Visual inspection: The best way is visual inspection. If you have any concerns for ulceration, check your own feet. This is of particular importance in patients with peripheral neuropathy as is seen in diabetics. Regaular inspection is important. Look for skin cracking, thinning, hot or warm areas, redness and swelling, blood, and toe nail problems. Any questions, see your pcp or specialist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Foot ulcers?

What is the definition or description of: Foot ulcers?

An open area: A foot ulcer can be any break in the skin on the foot, generally not caused by trauma. They can be caused by pressure, which is the most common, or burns or other diseases. They are commonly associated with diabetes or more inactive or bedbound people. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of foot ulcers?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of foot ulcers?

You may not: Have any symptoms. Some people with ulcers are neuropathic or don't feel anything......An ulcer is a hole...If you have one see a doctor.. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for foot ulcers?

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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If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

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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How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

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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Are foot ulcers from poor circulation?

Are foot ulcers from poor circulation?

Sometimes: Poor circulation or clots can certainly cause an ulcer. However people with neuropathy, who have little or no sensation on the feet are also very prone to ulcers: especially is any part of the foot is under a learge amount of pressure. Trauma and infection as well as pressure sores can also cause ulcers. ...Read more

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Why do diabetics get foot ulcers?

Why do diabetics get foot ulcers?

Diabetic ulcers: Diabetes causes a condition known as microangiopathy. This is the clogging of microscopic blood vessels that feed skin and sub-cutaneous tissues. Therefore, if there is any pressure point on the foot, the blood flow is essentially cut off and the skin breaks down as the skin cells die from lack of blood flow. ...Read more

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Are diabetic foot ulcers contagious?

Are diabetic foot ulcers contagious?

They are not...: Hello, Diabetic foot ulcers are not contagious and not everyone with diabetes will obtain one. With proper glucose control and timely/monitored footcare they can be avoided. The vascular and nerve status in the lower extremity are also important to prevent their formation. Shoe gear is also important for prevention. Be sure to be vigilant with any callus, cut, blister, or bruises in the feet. ...Read more

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What causes foot ulcers in diabetics?

What causes foot ulcers in diabetics?

Foot ulcers: Diabetes causes a condition known as microangiopathy. This is where the microscopic blood vessels become clogged and do not deliver blood to the skin and sub-cutaneous tissue. The decrease in available bloodflow causes these ulcers (wounds) that are very difficult to heal. ...Read more

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Can walking on calloused feet cause foot ulcers?

Can walking on calloused feet cause foot ulcers?

Yes: The same risk factors for ulcers in non-calloused foot apply in callused feet. Callouses are not necessarily protective. ...Read more

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Do people who are taking insulin for diabetes get foot ulcers?

Do people who are taking insulin for diabetes get foot ulcers?

They sure can: It is more than whether you take Insulin or oral medications that makes the difference. It is more a consequence of having had diabetes for a prolonged period of time. While it can happen even with good control, it is more likely to happen with poor control of the blood sugar over time. The effects of diabetes on the circulation along with neuropathy and other changes makes one more prone. ...Read more

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Why do people who are taking insulin for diabetes get foot ulcers?

Why do people who are taking insulin for diabetes get foot ulcers?

Several reasons: Diabetics may develop neuropathy, decreased sensation to the skin, which means they are unaware if they step on a thorn or if their shoes are creating a blister on their foot. Nerve damage can lead to bony changes that create abnormal pressure points on the foot. Diabetics also tend to develop small vessel arterial disease, which results in decreased perfusion to the skin and slower wound healing. ...Read more

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Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Yes: If cause of ulcer is properly addressed and there is adequate circulation, absence of infection, adequate health/nutrition as well as proper offloading /eliminating excessive pressure on area. ...Read more

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How common are diabetic foot ulcers?

How common are diabetic foot ulcers?

Very: This is very common especially in diabetics with neuropathy. Since they have no feeling in their feet, they are prone to break down. Proper shoe wear and seeing your podiatrist on a regular basis is a must! ...Read more

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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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Which products work best on diabetic foot ulcers?

Need to see it: There are too many products to suggest any without seeing your wound and knowing your health history, and the response to previous treatments. You would be best served going to a wound center that has a podiatrist. They have all the latest and best technology to treat you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Foot Ulcers (Definition)

A foot ulcer can be any break in the skin on the foot, generally not caused by trauma. They can be caused by pressure, which is the most common, or burns or other diseases. They are commonly associated with diabetes or more ...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