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Terrasil And Leg Ulcers
No: Terrasil (tacrolimus) is a potent immunosuppressant used during organ transplantation or topically for difficult to control eczema. Leg ulcers most commonly occur from venous insufficiency. Treatment of the venous reflux in combination with compression therapy will give the best lasting results.See 1 more doctor answer
Open wound: When you have an leg ulcer there is a breakdown of the skin and an open wound forms. This could be painful, draining and even infected. If you have any concerns you should see a vascular specialist for further evaluation.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: There are many causes for leg ulcers, and depending on the cause, ther treatment will be different. You should be seen by a vascular surgeon our a round clinic. There are many topical therapies. Swelling, if present, needs to be treated and it is important to net sure there is adequate circulation.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but: It is not just septiclense on the leg ulcer that helps to heal, depends on other issues are addressed to heal the ulcer, like control of infection, diabetes along with other systemic diseases, removal of dead tissue (necrotic tissue), improving blood supply etc are to be corrected
Breakdown: An ulcer is essentially a breakdown in the normal layer of skin and can have a number of potential causes. A leg ulcer occurs in the lower extremity and can be superficial or deep.
There is an ointment specially made in switzerland for the treatment of leg ulcers; can you find it in the u.S.?
FDA approved?: If it isn't fda approved then you will not be able to find it here.
Compression therapy: Weeping is a very common problem with patients that have leg ulcers. The goal is to get the ulcer to heal. Compression therapy and aggressive wound care is the key. Once the ulcer heals however the compression therapy has to continue to prevent swelling of the legs. Otherwise the ulcer will simply come back.See 1 more doctor answer
Honey: Honey has had a resurgence in treatment of ulcerations. However if there is no underlying vein reflux problem that needs to be addressed, as without that the ulceration will either take a long time to heal, or may not heal. Use of compression stockings is also very beneficial in trying to heal the ulceration. Unna boot placement has also had benefit in management.See 3 more doctor answers
Leg ulcers: Great qustion, but too general to answer. It depends on what type of ulcer you are dealing with: pressure ulcers require that pressure is redistributed; vein ulcers require compression; and arterial ulcers require that you try to fix the arteries. For the wound itself, we strive for moist healing but removing the devitalized tissue by mechanical or chemical means.See 1 more doctor answer
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