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How to treat gangrene wounds and sores?

How to treat gangrene wounds and sores?

See doctor: Treating gangrene in a wound is a serious situation, you should be seeing a doctor immediately. Serious and life threatening infection may occur. The general treatment is to discover why there is gangrene, may be established infection, poor blood supply, or even an immune response where the body attacks its own tissues. Removal of the dead tissue and treating infection are critical. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more


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Is dry gangrene treatable ?

No treatment: Dry gangrene by definition is dead tissue. If it is dry you can allow it to seperate and fall off depending on where it is. The most important issue is why it happened and how to prevent it from recurring. The body will heal the living tissue and the gangrene will fall off like a scab. ...Read more

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What is gangrene disease and how is it treated?

What is gangrene disease and how is it treated?

Defined below: Gangrene means death of tissue somewhere in your body. That alone can cause problems with loss of function, but when the dead tissue becomes infected, this can become life threatening (e.g. Gas gangrene). The treatment and prognosis depends on the location, amount of tissue and whether there is infection. Dead tissue may need to be removed, if infection occurs, antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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Out of curiosity: how soon after a small burn that is not treated (i.E. Covered with sterile gauze) can gangrene or tetanus occur?

Out of curiosity: how soon after a small burn that is not treated (i.E. Covered with sterile gauze) can gangrene or tetanus occur?

Burn infections: Tetanus does not occur with burns, it occurs with deep cuts or puncture wounds. Gangrene is an infection caused by one of several bacterial. It starts as a small infection that goes deep into the tissues. It then spreads there and produces a gas. Infections can occur with burns which are not treated, but not always and rarely with the bacteria that causes gangrene. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat dry gangrene without surgery of foot to kidney patient?

Is it possible to treat dry gangrene without surgery of foot to kidney patient?

Possibly: But probably not. You need vascular studies to see where the blockage of blood flow is, and take it from there. One must be vigilant for ascending infections when gangrene is present. ...Read more

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What is gangrene?

What is gangrene?

Tissue death: Gangrene is the death of tissue due to lack of blood supply. There are a number of different causes for this lack of blood supply such as embolus to an artery, atherosclerotic occlusion of an arterty, trauma to an artery or bacterial/toxic damage to the arterioles and tissues. ...Read more

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What is color of gangrene?

What is color of gangrene?

Darkening of skin: May be black. Gangrene is death of tissue. It may begin with discoloration of various hues, progress to black. If you are concerned see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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How could gangrene spread?

How could gangrene spread?

Not gangrene: It's not the gangrene that spreads, but the infection associated with it, or as the vascular supply is compromised, the tissues continue to die. ...Read more

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Why do people get gangrene?

Why do people get gangrene?

Several reasons: Gangrene is tissue death. Generally the cause is due to poor or disrupted blood supply due to cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries) or infection. Blood clots are also a cause. Gangrene can also be caused by external sources such as severe burns, both chemical and thermal (heat and cold (frostbite)). Certain conditions like diabetes, kidney failure, high cholesterol will increase risk. ...Read more

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Does gangrene cause an odor?

Yes: Often times the first indication that an gangrene has set in is that there is the unmistakable rotting odor. If you suspect this, you should be seen immediately in an emergency setting. ...Read more

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What is a cause for gangrene?

What is a cause for gangrene?

Two kinds: Dry gangrene is simply dead tissue. It could have been caused by freezing, burns, or a severe interruption of circulation with the necessary nutrients and oxygen wet gangrene is a type of infection of the dead tissue by a very specific bacteria. This bacteria produces a variety of toxins which can spread, cause more dead tissue (necrosis) and kill you. This is an emergency. ...Read more

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Does gangrene keeps repating?

Information: Once treated either medically or surgically, it should not recurr unless the saem causative things are repeated. ...Read more

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Do nondiabetics get gangrene now?

Do nondiabetics get gangrene now?

Yes: Patients with vascular disease and patients who have sustained a significant trauma are also at risk. ...Read more

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What exactly is gangrene disease?

What exactly is gangrene disease?

Dead tissue: Gangrene is a term used to describe dead tissue. Usually tissue that is no longer getting sufficient oxygen. ...Read more

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Why do people still get gangrene?

Why do people still get gangrene?

Diabetes and Smoking: The two most common causes of peripheral arterial disease. Even in 2013, there is untreatable vascular disease, either due to limitations of medicine or patient non compliance. Don't smoke, stay active and healthy, and barring any congenital disease, the chance of developing gangrene is very low. ...Read more