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Doctor insights on: Is Mercurochrome A Good Diabetic Foot Antiseptic

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Is mercurochrome a good diabetic foot antiseptic?

Is mercurochrome a good diabetic foot antiseptic?

Not Safe: The FDA pulled mercurochrome off of the market in 1998 due to the potentially unsafe levels of mercury in the product. It is an effective antiseptic but due to its discoloration of the skin, it makes it impossible to decide if there is an infectious process occurring during observation. If you still have the product purchased in the USA, then it is very old and needs to be discarded. Seek help! ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Khan
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Diabetic Foot (Definition)

A diabetic foot is a simply the foot of a person with diabetes. Because of the nature of diabetes, a diabetic foot has certain risk factors that make observing and practicing good ...Read more


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Is salt a good solution for diabetic foot ulcers?

Is salt a good solution for diabetic foot ulcers?

No: Salt solutions such as saline is physiologic to the human body, but pure salt water solution in high concentrations is detrimental to wound healing. ...Read more

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What does a diabetic foot look like?

What does a diabetic foot look like?

Normal or abnormal: A diabetic foot may loot completely normal, or it may have skin color changes due to poor circulation. Diabetics also may commonly have an increased risk of developing digital contractures. The presence of neuropathy is also a main contributor to the development of ulceration. ...Read more

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How can I take care of diabetic foot?

How can I take care of diabetic foot?

See a Podiatrist: See a Podiatrist every 3-6 months, he/she will advise you with the rest. ...Read more

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Sores on diabetic foot - how to deal with them?

Sores on diabetic foot - how to deal with them?

Multiple factors: 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. ...Read more

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I have diabetic foot and I am going to go on a long flight what should I do?

When sitting: Perform some foot and ankle excercises, make sure to get up and walk around every so often ( at least once per hour.) you can wear compression socks if your circulation is fine in the legs. ...Read more

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Diabetic foot sores: are they contagious?

Diabetic foot sores: are they contagious?

No: they are typically present from too much pressure in an area or poor blood flow. See a foot specialist to help resolve them ...Read more

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What are some herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

None whatsoever: Diabetic foot wounds are incredibly serious conditions that can put your limb and life at risk. Don't fool around with herbal "cures." you should, if you're not already, be under the care of a team of doctors for this, including an endocrinologist, podiatrist, vascular surgeon, nutritionist, cde, pedorthist and possibly even an orthopedist and neurologist. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for not treating a diabetic foot puncture?

Infection. : Diabetics don't heal nearly as well as non-diabetics, so even a very straight-forward puncture wound can become infected and cause major problems. See your podiatrist for wound care. ...Read more

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Diabetic foot pain, do creams work?

Diabetic foot pain, do creams work?

Neuropathy pain: Often times diabetic peripheral neuropathy causes burning, tingling, and even shooting pains. Nighttime is usually most severe. First step in treatment is blood glucose control. Topical creams and gels have shown positive results. Keep in mind that the cause of nerve injury in diabetes is unknown, therefore, treatment is not specific. Your physicians should be able to provide guidance. ...Read more

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