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Honey Treat Leg Ulcer
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
See a physician: Diabetic wounds should always be followed by a medical professional who will ensure that you do not have an infection of the soft tissue or worse, the bone(s) beneath the wound. Left untreated, a diabetic wound can rapidly become a more serious problem. Schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist with training and interest in wound management. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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Honey: Honey has had a resurgence in treatment of ulcerations. However if there is no underlying vein reflux problem that needs to be addressed, as without that the ulceration will either take a long time to heal, or may not heal. Use of compression stockings is also very beneficial in trying to heal the ulceration. Unna boot placement has also had benefit in management. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: Ppi and treatement for hpylori if present. ...Read more
Heal it: Hi fiber diet, 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids per day, topical prescription agents and if not healed in 6 weeks, may require surgery which is very successful when performed by an experienced colon and rectal surgeon with very low recurrence rates or complications. No evidence for honey alone helping it heal. ...Read more
Leeches leg ulcers: Leeches can be effective when an area has venous congestion; the leeches withdraw the blood from the congested area. Medicinal leeches are different than those obtained elsewhere. There are no studies of value showing that they help with infection. ...Read more
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.....they can: It really depends on which state you are in. In your state, they can. In fact, many are very qualified to treat ulcerations. ...Read more
Mum 64 using compression for vascular ulcer. Ulcer tends to bleed as wound dressing is removed as it gets stuck to the ulcer due to compression. Help!
Wet to dry: I often teach my patients that they should cover the ulcer with a saline soaked bandage or gauze and then a dry gauze...A concept known as 'wet to dry' so that the dry gauze does not further damage the skin when it is changed. ...Read more
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