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Prisma Wound Care
HI!I HAVE DIABETES. AND HAVE A WOUND ON MY LEFT LEG .FOR A YEAR NOW I'VE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL JUST BEFORE XMAS. AND NOW THE WOUND KEEPS GETTING A SLIME ON IT . THE NURSE AND DOCTOR HAVE PUT MEDA HONEY ON IT NOW .BUT THEY HAVE USED TENDER WETS -PRISMA -SIL
I agree wholeheartedly with dr. Christensen's answer, and would like to add my own thoughts.
It's been my experience too many doctors, of all specialties, get hung up on treatment of leg and foot ulcers instead of focusing attention on the cause. An ulcer is a symptom, not a disease. The key to the successful closure of an ulcer is to address the underlying cause.
chronic venous insufficiency from varicose veins can cause an ulceration on the inner lower 1/3 of the leg. Since the underlying cause is blood stagnation, the blood needs help fighting gravity, so compression dressings are the most helpful.
Diabetic foot ulcers over pressure points are the result of pressure and a lack of sensation. Thus, the treatment must address pressure above all.
Chronic high blood pressure can produce leg ulcers on the outside of the lower legs. It doesn't matter what sort of goo is applied to these ulcers. To close them, the hypertension must be adequately addressed.
Ulcers that arise from ischemia (lack of blood circulation) will only close if the poor circulation is addressed.
In short, if the underlying cause of the ulcer is properly addressed, you could put mayonnaise on it and it will close. Likewise, if the underlying cause of an ulcer is not addressed, all the topical dressings, honey, antibiotics or the latest "miracle" dressing won't make a difference.
So my unsolicited $0.02 here is to find someone who will take the time and effort to make a diagnosis as to why you've ulcerated. That is the key to closing this thing. ...Read more
Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment ...Read more
Is their any bacteria that is known to indirectly cause ulceration in skin healing? what other option are their beside Prisma , Xerform for skin ulcer
Hyperbaric medicine: There are several indications for hyperbaric treatments: some are scuba diving related, some are for rare medical conditions (aspergillosis, for example), and others are found illnesses that we see in a wound center like chronic refractory osteomyelitis, a wagner iii diabetic ulceration, or from specific complications of radiation. In all cases, the high oxygen helps raise the oxygen of the tissue. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
The best advice is to eat a healthy balanced diet. With that said, increasing the amount of protein can help tremendously with wound healing.
There are many other suggestions for wound healing, but little else has been proven --in scientific terms-- to absolutely benefit the patient.
Some of these other things are the use of additional zinc, vitamin c, specific combination of amino acids, etc. ...Read more
Wound care: Coloplast sheets can be helpful. Wound care needs a team and frequent visits. As your wound heals, the products used will likely be changed and modified. The costs of these products can be addressed with your doc and insurance coverage. There are less expensive options or alternative options. Good luck. ...Read more
Care for your wound: Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment options for your wound. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes it is true -: Historical as well as current modern science has shown that honey does have medicinal properties for wound care. However not all honeys are equal at providing this and in fact some can increase risk of infection due to contamination. The best known commercial product for wound care is named Medihoney. I would stick with a product that is designed specifically for treating wounds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers