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I had multiple infections of pseudomonas and staph on my leg ulcer. How do I keep the wound clean?

I had multiple infections of pseudomonas and staph on my leg ulcer. How do I keep the wound clean?

Wound Clean: Your wound should be followed by a wound specialist. The surface of wounds have bacteria in them. What needs to be differentiated is colonization (which does not require antibiotics) from infection (which does). Slough and fibrin, the material that collects on the surface of the wound can be removed to lower the bacteria (bioburden). Then advanced wound care products can be used on the wound. ...Read more

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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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What can I do about multiple infections of psuedomonas and staph for last five months on a leg ulcer?

What can I do about multiple infections of psuedomonas and staph for last five months on a leg ulcer?

Wound care is vital: Any ulcer on the skin will be culture positive for bacteria including the two you mentioned. Active infection is not defined on a positive culture alone but what the wound looks like, smells like and is discharging. The cause of the wound needs attention. ...Read more

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If I don't shower or clean a leg ulcer, will I lose my leg?

If I don't shower or clean a leg ulcer, will I lose my leg?

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 more

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My mate as an open wound on his leg its a leg ulcer. How would i know if its infected?

My mate as an open wound on his leg its a leg ulcer. How would i know if its infected?

Red and warm: If there is redness and warmth around the wound and you smell an odor it is probably infected. That being said they should be seen by a physician so that they can get on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does staph cause leg ulcers?

Does staph cause leg ulcers?

Yes, but...: If skin dries/cracks, then staph or strep may infect the soft tissue as the dermal opening creates a portal of entry... Mrsa is is quite prevalent... Be careful. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis on leg, that I have had an ulcer now for 6 months, slow to heal, but now oozing yellow clear fluid--cs staph and candida, ?

I have cellulitis on leg, that I have had an ulcer now for 6 months, slow to heal, but now oozing yellow clear fluid--cs staph and candida, ?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Can a person wear jeans if he has a leg ulcer, or will it be irritating?

Can a person wear jeans if he has a leg ulcer, or will it be irritating?

Certainly: Yes. As long as the ulcer is covered and properly dressed, jeans can be worn. If you aren't already being seen by a wound clinic it is probably a good idea to do so. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with a leg ulcer?

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 more

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How do you treat a serious leg ulcer infection?

How do you treat a serious leg ulcer infection?

See below: If there is infection, then antibiotics will be needed. Depending on cause of ulcer, treatments are different. Many leg ulcers are due to venous issues and may require compression and intervention on the improperly working vein. Special dressings such as a boot of unna may help heal a leg ulcer. Foot ulcers my be due to poor arterial circulation and wont heal until circulation is improved. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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