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What can I do to prevent leg ulcers from weeping?

What can I do to prevent leg ulcers from weeping?

Compression: Use compression stockings and dressings. This is critical. Elevate your legs as much as you can and walk. A vein specialist or phlebologist can treat you definitively. Use phlebology.Org for referral. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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How to heal leg pain with homeopathy?

How to heal leg pain with homeopathy?

Let it me try: Arnica: commonly know as the mountain daisy, arnica montana's healing properties were first discovered in the 16th century. Mountain climbers would chew the fresh plant to relieve soar muscles or bruises from falls. Today pro-sport athletes as well as "soccer moms" use arnica for the same indications in the convenient pellet form. Thank you. ...Read more

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How do you prevent your leg ulcers from weeping?

How do you prevent your leg ulcers from weeping?

Compression therapy: Weeping is a very common problem with patients that have leg ulcers. The goal is to get the ulcer to heal. Compression therapy and aggressive wound care is the key. Once the ulcer heals however the compression therapy has to continue to prevent swelling of the legs. Otherwise the ulcer will simply come back. ...Read more

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How does wrapping my leg help with venous stasis ulcers?

How does wrapping my leg help with venous stasis ulcers?

Lowers vein pressure: Wrapping the leg with a venous stasis ulcer will dramatically decrease te pressure in the veins. This reverses the process which caused the ulcer in the first place. Healing does not occur overnight. It will take weeks to months depending on how large the wound is. ...Read more

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How do you prevent leg ulcers for diabetics?

How do you prevent leg ulcers for diabetics?

Prevention: Diabetics often times develope dry skin which can cause the skin to become more fragile. Keep dry skin hydrated with a good moisturiser. Watch your diet, keep your blood sugar under good control, and follow up with your physician when recommended. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics help leg ulcers or wounds to heal?

Will antibiotics help leg ulcers or wounds to heal?

Antibiotics: Antibiotucs will only help leg ulcers of the bacteria are preventing the healing process. Leg ulcers occur from poor blood supply or poor venous flow. Seeing a vascular or cardiovascular surgeon or a vein specialist might help. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat leg ulcers?

What's the best way to treat leg ulcers?

Depends: There are many causes for leg ulcers, and depending on the cause, ther treatment will be different. You should be seen by a vascular surgeon our a round clinic. There are many topical therapies. Swelling, if present, needs to be treated and it is important to net sure there is adequate circulation. ...Read more

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How do I prevent leg ulcers from diabetics?

Good habits. : Diabetics should get into the habit of checking their feet daily for changes. Keep them moisturized with good lotion rather than soaking (which can dry your feet out more, cause cracking and chapping), wear supportive, protective shoes at all times, and above all, keep strict control of your blood sugar. Controlling your blood sugar keeps your nerves healthy, and avoids ulcers and infections. ...Read more

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Do sun and air help leg ulcers heal?

Do sun and air help leg ulcers heal?

No: Leg ulcers are a very complicated problem that needs specialty care. Leaving a leg ulcer exposed to the elements may cause more harm than good. ...Read more

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How can I remove the dressing round ankle leg ulcer without causing bleeding?

How can I remove the dressing round ankle leg ulcer without causing bleeding?

Dressing: Sometimes if you add Normal Saline to the dressing where it is sticking to the wound, it won't pull and tear the skin. ...Read more

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My doctor told me to start wearing thigh high compression hose to treat leg swelling. They are very hot and pull at my leg hair any ways to fix this ?

My doctor told me to start wearing thigh high compression hose to treat leg swelling. They are very hot and pull at my leg hair any ways to fix this ?

Treat the cause: At 33 you should not have signifiant leg swelling unless you have serious medical problem. The most common one at your age would be obesity. If that is the case, lose weight and exorcise. If it is something else like CHF or kidney failure, those need to be managed medically. Compression stockings treat the symptom, not the cause. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent recurrent sprains to my toe, foot and finger?

What can I do to prevent recurrent sprains to my toe, foot and finger?

Physical therapy: Have it evaluated by your physician. You may benefit with a physical therapy referral to work on strengthening. ...Read more

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Do bruises cause leg ulcers?

Do bruises cause leg ulcers?

Bruises Leg Ulcers: When the injury is severe enough --and this may not be evident for days-- to the lower legs (and elsewhere), there may injury to the surface of the skin and then a hematoma forms under the superficial break in the skin. As the hematoma matures, it swells (think of jello in the refrig) and the pressure then breaks through the skin and begins to ooze currant colored material. Seek wound care! ...Read more

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How can you use accupressure method on hand in order to heal leg pain?

How can you use accupressure method on hand in order to heal leg pain?

Best to consult a : Physician who practices acupuncture or see a licensed acupuncturist, who can most likely to be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

See a Physician: I do not think that over the counter products will help your circulation. You should see a specialist and have your circulation checked out. ...Read more

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How do you help heal a leg ulcer?

How do you help  heal a  leg ulcer?

Leg ulcers.: An ulcer is an opening in the skin that looks like a hole. It can be large or small. Ulcers can be due to many reasons including diabetes, venous insufficiency and arterial insufficiency . The location of the ulcer often times suggest what the source of the ulcer is. Toe ulcers tend to be arterial or diabetic related and ankle ulcers tend to be venous. See a vascular surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to prevent mouth ulcers/canker sores?

What are the best tips to prevent mouth ulcers/canker sores?

Pattern?: Canker sores usually are triggered by something that you do. Keep track of what common things that you eat or do just before the canker sore appears. The trigger can activate a virus that displays itself as the canker sore. ...Read more

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How can I address my diabetic foot ulcers?

How can I address my diabetic foot ulcers?

Multiple factors: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing. ...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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Leg Ulcers (Definition)

An ulcer is essentially a breakdown in the normal layer of skin and can have a number of potential causes. A leg ulcer occurs in the lower extremity and can ...Read more