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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 2 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
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
See vein specialist: Venous ulcers are a significant problem and can be treated . There are many herbs for venous disease such as diosmin, rutins and horse chestnut but none of these are effective to heal a venous ulcer. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous reflux exam. If reflux is the cause of the ulcer, treating this will heal the ulcer and eradicate the pain. ...Read more
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 2 more doctor answers
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