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Is There Anything I Can Do About The Smell Of A Diabetic Ulcer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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