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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 5 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 3 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 2 more doctor answers
My mom currently taking Ayurveda med for venous leg ulcer.can she shift to English medicine immediately and start having those medicines stopping old?
Not enough info: Don't know which Ayruveda medications she is taking and what medications she would be starting. ...Read more
I have a venous leg ulcer it,s a large one and it has started to bleed heavily, what will cause this?
Bleeding vein ulcer: Venous ulcers are due to chronic venous insufficiency which leads to venous hypertension. The area around the ankle has the greatest pressure and the skin weakens and can then ulcerate. Blood vessels in that area can erode through the weakened skin and then bleed. If you have a venous ulcer then you need a full venous evaluation with a venous ultrasound. See a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a venous leg ulcer form on the front, middle of lower leg? Or always on the side above ankle?
Yes: Sometimes there is an isolated incompetent venous perforator vein under an ulcer. It may have been there for years and in retrospect the patient may remember pain in the area after exercise. When the skin above it can no longer compensate for the increased pressure, an ulcer can form. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No. Factors which determine if you will lose your leg are, 1) how good / bad the circulation is, or 2) whether you have a deep wound infection which will not clear with just antibiotics alone. Showering and keeping wounds clean does help prevent infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OK with precautions: If it is a venous ulcer, most likely at your age keeping swelling down with compression and getting up and walking the isle some, if you can get an exit row seat to stretch your legs out and exercise your ankle. If space get your leg up in empty seats too. For most other ulcer types pressure would not be good but be sure if it is draining you have plenty of fluid absorption. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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