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How To Stop A Weeping Venous Ulcer
Compression: The keys to healing a venous ulcer is compression to counter the venous hypertension . Also the treatment of the underlying cause of the venous hypertension help prevent the ulcer from recurring and help the ulcer heal faster. Please see and experience vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Venous disease: A great and common question that is asked. We cannot tell without additional information and seeing how each patient responds to our treatments and modalities. There are so many intervening factors (other diseases, infection, acceptance of recommendations, etc.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approximately how long does it take a venous ulcer to heal whilst using a multi-layered compression bandage?
Depends: Healing depends on the size, depth, and underlying cause of the ulcer. Most small ulcers can be closed in days to a few weeks. Large ulcers may require much longer. It is very important to have the underlying source of venous pressure (often varicose veins) treated to potentially speed healing and (more importantly) to be help prevent the ulcer from reappearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vein ulcers: There are limited studies showing whether any supplements help with this disease process. There is some positive literature concerning horse chestnut seed extract. While this is available in healthfood stores, the production (and quality) cannot be guaranteed, making specfic recommendations for these supplements difficult as to brand and strength. Consult with your wound specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aggressive treatment: Venous ulcers can be healed but they require many combined modalities of treatment. The most important factor is to treat the cause of the problem which is the high venous pressure due to mafunctioning valves. This can be done with catheter ablation. Next the wound must be cleaned and kept clean, compression bandages or stockings are necessary and, most importantly, see a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: It is very unlikely to lose a leg from a venous ulcer. They are very painful and cause significant discoloration of the ankles. You are far more likely to require an amputation from an arterial ulcer. The best way to treat an infected venous ulcer is with antibiotics and compression dressings. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Aggressive treatment: Venous ulcers can be healed but they require many combined modalities of treatment. The most important factor is to treat the cause of the problem which is the high venous pressure due to mafunctioning valves. This can be done with laser ablation. Next the wound must be cleaned, compression bandages are necessary and, most importantly, see a vein specialist.You can get more info at phlebology.Org. ...Read more
Ulcer/Infection: A venous stasis ulcer has the potential to become a very serious problem and can certainly become infected. These ulcers require aggressive treatment consisting of wound care, cleaning, and sometimes antibiotics.In addition, a full venous evaluation to evaluate the status of the venous valves for reflux is necessary.Fortunately these ulcers can be treated with a high success rate. See a vein md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you can.: Venous ulcers are due to a breakdown of the skin usually overlying the medial or lateral ankle due to venous hypertension due to , usually, venous valvular reflux in the saphenous system of veins. These are very prone to bacterial infection and staph can be a component of the infecting organisms. Often times, multiple bacterial will be cultured from these ulcers. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have a infected, venous ulcer on the bottom inside leg, just above my ankle. What treatments are there?
My mom, 50 yrs old, (no diabetes), have old wound (10 y) on both side foot, some doctor diagnosis as venous ulcer, . Is there a medicine to cure it?
2cm ulcer on middle, front lower leg. Swollen leg, red around wound. Does heal! looks like venous ulcer. But gp says ezcema. And he knows best right?
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%. If it is infected I would recommend seeing a physician ASAP as these infections can progress quickly due to poor circulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain with veins: There are many types of pain syndromes related to venous disease that require different approaches. You should see a clinician to review the findings and make suggestions: for example, the pain from leg swelling requires a different approach than the pain from an ulceration. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Treat venous ulcer.: Venous ulcerations are usually due to chronic venous insufficiency secondary to refluxing venous valves in the saphenous or perforating systems of veins. Once ulcers form they are difficult to heal and are painful. Medication may help to control the pain but the best way to eradicate the pain is to heal the ulcer. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a sonogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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