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Is It Safe To Go Swimming If I Have An Open Diabetic Ulcer
No: Not good for you or others in the pool. Risk of infection.See 1 more doctor answer
Simple treatment: Diabetes causes nerve injury.This means loss of sensation below the ankles. Foot deformity may occur. Poor sensation means injuries and problems advance before they are found and get worse quickly. Treatments include sugar control, keep the ulcer surface healthy and clean with debridements, moist wound dressings and absolutely keeping the ulcer away from any pressure. No antibiotics unless infected.
Wound: Wound on lower extremity in a patient with diabetes as the skin integrity is lacking May be associated with vascular disease If concerned about bacteria in wound usually there are more than one bacteria at play Often cuts as a result of the walking surface of the foot doesn't hit the ground straight
Honey and DM: Honey is one of 4000 wound care products. It can be helpful in some patients with some wounds; it is not a panacea; it will not be helpful to many patients; it should not replace careful observation by trained health professionals; it should not be used without clinicians observing the wound.See 3 more doctor answers
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Multiple factors: The lifetime risk used to be 15% of diabetics would develop an ulcer and of those 15% would go on to amputation but that number has been steadily increasing to 20-25% of ulcers lead to amputation. Multiple factors include infection, circulation, kidney status, and ability to take pressure off the area, sugar control just to name a few.See 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if there are any natural ways of increasing circulation to help with diabetic ulcers?
Limited: The only natural way of increasing circulation is by exercising the part of the body involved, usually your legs. This would have to be done under close supervision of your doctor because the exercise can be very bad for you if done to excess. Following a diet routine that will help unclog the arteries involved would also be helpful.See 3 more doctor answers
Diabetic ulcer: What you dress a wound with has to do with the location of the wound, the amount of fluid coming off of a wound, where in the timeline of the healing, cost of the products (there are always choices), ease of placing those products, availability of home health, etc...
Diabetic skin ulcers: Diabetics can have different kinds of ulcerations. They can get neuropathic ulcerations due to nerve damage. They can get ulcerations from arterial disease due to advanced plaque formation in arteries. They are also more prone to pressure and may develop ulcerations from pressure. Diabetics can even have venous disease and develop ulcerations from this also. A wound care expert can evaluate.See 2 more doctor answers
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