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Is There An Alternative Treatment For Venous Leg Ulcer
Not really: As drs. Schwartz and marquart said, the mainstay of treatment for venous leg ulcers is compression and treatment of the underlying venous insufficiency. Some medicines, especially trental, (pentoxifylline) or antibiotics, if there is an infection, have been shown to improve the effectiveness of compression but infections are actually rare and medication is not commonly needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs,not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda.can she take English medicine immediately?
My wife has a bad venous leg ulcer & she was told by her doctor of this cream that is very expensive. Are there cheaper treatments?
Depends: Leg ulcer can be a tip of the iceberg. The causes are many so the treatment varies greatly. In the elderly population, vascular disease (artery, vein, and lymphatics), infection, accident/pressure induced soft tissue injury, metabolic issues including diabetes makes healing difficult. Do not delay medical attention, some ulcer can get aggressive and cause big problem. ...Read more
My dad is being given compression dressing for a leg ulcer it's not working at all... What other treatment could be explored. He is diabetic?
My wife has a bad venous leg ulcer & she was told by her doctor of this cream that is very expensive?
See a vein specialis: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my wife has a bad venous leg ulcer & she was told by her doctor of this cream that is very expensive?
If leg ulcer is found on the front of the leg aprox 10 CM from knee cap, could it still be a veneous ulcer? Unusual for my age? But what else?
If a leg ulcer is on front of the leg and not on the inside could it be a venous leg ulcer? Also have an ulcer under my foot. I'm fit and healthy!
Healthy has many: Definitions. The ulcers are a concern and you need to be seen by a doctor. An ulcer on the bottom of the foot is of particular concern as it may be under a weight bearing region....Make sure your under medical care. The lesion on the leg may be venous no matter the location. The one on the bottom of the foot is likely not venous... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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