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Doctor insights on: Is There Anything I Can Do About The Smell Of A Diabetic Ulcer

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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I am a diabetic and have a ulcer on my foot should I soak it in epsom salt? It is about 1/4 inch wide and deep

I am a diabetic and have a ulcer on my foot should I soak it in epsom salt? It is about 1/4 inch wide and deep

Wound care. : Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection. See your doctor for a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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My dad is diabetic, angioplasty and overweight. He has developed a leg ulcer about size of fist doctors only dressing it help it's getting big/worse ?

Needs more treatment: If a diabetic ulcer is not getting better with dressing changes as they are being done then more treatment is needed. See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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How do diabetic ulcer start?

How do diabetic ulcer start?

Microvascular: Diabetes causes disease in the very tiny vessels blocking them and causing death of tissue which develops into ulcers! Good Diabetic control minimizes these changes! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can a diabetic ulcer heal by itself?

Can a diabetic ulcer heal by itself?

Yes: As long as there is enough blood flow (circulation) and the wound is protected and taken care of and there is no underlying infection of the surrounding bones, the chances of healing the ulcer are fairly good. Often the blood flow has to be improved, antibiotics are administered and protective footwear is worn. ...Read more

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How can you avoid diabetic ulcers?

How can you avoid diabetic ulcers?

Tight control: Tight control of your blood sugars and assuring excellent foot care are the best methods. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic ulcers?

What are the symptoms of diabetic ulcers?

Diabetic ulcers: This is great question in order to make the point that you just might have no symptoms. Diabetic patients may have neurological problems and have no feeling for an ulcer that would otherwise be painful. Other symptoms could be drainage pain color swelling and systemic signs of infection such as fever and chills. ...Read more

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Can constant pressure help a diabetic ulcer heal?

Can constant pressure help a diabetic ulcer heal?

Diabetic foot ulcer: Do not use constant pressure on a diabetic foot ulcer. Your podiatrist or wound care professional needs to evaluate the ulcer and make recommendations. The standard of care for diabetic foot ulcers due to neuropathy is to offload the pressure from the wound, not to increase it! ...Read more

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What are the tip-offs that you might have diabetic ulcers?

What are the tip-offs that you might have diabetic ulcers?

Diabetic Ulcers: Lack of feeling in your toes or feet. Not being aware of the cold. Being unsteady on your feet. Sores or open wounds on your feet. These typically start with areas of redness which are surrounded by thick callous formation. Podiatric management of the callous may help to minimize the exacerbation of the sores. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a such thing as diabetic ulcers?

Please let me know if there is a such thing as diabetic ulcers?

Absolutely: Diabetic ulcers are typically seen on the feet and not in the stomach if that's what you're thinking. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more