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Is manuka honey commonly used to treat leg ulcer?

Is manuka honey commonly used to treat leg ulcer?

Not commonly: Manuka honey has been used as an adjunct to leg ulcer wound dressings. Its use has been studied and has not always been shown to be beneficial. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

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


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Can honey help treat ulcers?

Can honey help treat ulcers?

Yes: Honey has been shown to help in the healing of wounds by being antimicrobial among other features. Companies sell dressings with medical grade ( sterilized / laboratory tested ) honey. ...Read more

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Can derma wound cream help treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Can derma wound cream help treat diabetic foot ulcers?

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 more

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Any advice welcome treating leg ulcers with manuka honey?

Any advice welcome treating leg ulcers with manuka honey?

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 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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Can herbal medicines treat a wounded diabetic foot?

Can herbal medicines treat a wounded diabetic foot?

No: Take no chances with a diabetic foot injury, consult a specialist, take appropriate antibiotics, dressings, topical creams as directed. You can use herbals for other ailments ...Read more

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What is the best healing honey (or manuka honey) for healing anal fissures?

What is the best healing honey (or manuka honey) for healing anal fissures?

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

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How to treat an aphthous ulcer at back of throat?

How to treat an aphthous ulcer at back of throat?

Ulcers last 1-2weeks: Ulcers usually last one to two weeks. Avoid irritating the area and try over the counter medication! ...Read more

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Could medical leech therapy help someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

Could medical leech therapy help someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

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

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Can a leg ulcer cause diabetic retinopathy?

Can a leg ulcer cause diabetic retinopathy?

No: A leg ulcer will not cause diabetic retinopathy. The two are related though. A person's whose diabetic disease has progressed to the point of having a leg ulcer will also often have diabetic retinopathy. Both happen with poorly controlled diabetes. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers ?

What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers ?

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 more

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Is medical leech therapy effective for someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

Is medical leech therapy effective for someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

For dead tissue only: Maggot therapy removes necrotic (dead) tissue from wounds and stimulates healing as well as removing a possible source of infection. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can podiatrists treat ulcers on the ankle?

Help plz! Can podiatrists treat ulcers on the ankle?

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

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Can a mixture of cinnamon and honey cure restless leg syndrome?

Can a mixture of cinnamon and honey cure restless leg syndrome?

Doesn't hurt to try: Probably not. The cause of RLS is complex and for most part not known. I doubt a simple treatment like this can cure it. However the treatment sounds benign and can't hurt to try it. ...Read more

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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!

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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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