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Can having sickle cell cause you to have more leg ulcers?

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Sickle cell anemia patients can develop ankle ulcers that look like venous stasis ulcers.
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Is Terrasil commonly used for leg ulcers?

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Terrasil (Tacrolimus) is a potent immunosuppressant used during organ transplantation or topically for difficult to control eczema. Leg ulcers most commonly occur from venous insufficiency. Treatment of the venous reflux in combination with compression therapy will give the best lasting results.
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What are cures for leg ulcers?

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Depending on cause of ulcer, cures 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. Go to a vascular surgeon or would care center for evaluation.
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What causes leg ulcers?

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Trauma, insect bites, diabetes, venous insufficiency, arterial insufficiency
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What are the symptoms of leg ulcers?

Open wound

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When you have an leg ulcer there is a breakdown of the skin and an open wound forms. This could be painful, draining and even infected. If you have any concerns you should see a vascular specialist for further evaluation.
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What is the treatment for leg ulcers?

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Great qustion, but too general to answer. It depends on what type of ulcer you are dealing with: pressure ulcers require that pressure is redistributed; vein ulcers require compression; and arterial ulcers require that you try to fix the arteries. For the wound itself, we strive for moist healing but removing the devitalized tissue by mechanical or chemical means.
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How effective are septiclense on leg ulcers?

Yes, but

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it is not just septiclense on the leg ulcer that helps to heal , depends on other issues are addressed to heal the ulcer , like control of infection , diabetes along with other systemic diseases , removal of dead tissue ( necrotic tissue ) , improving blood supply etc are to be corrected .
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What is the best treatment for leg ulcers?

Depends on type

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Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. These ulcers are generally on the ankle mostly on the inside of the leg. The skin is ofter brown in that area. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%.
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What's the best way to treat leg ulcers?

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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.
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Why do diabetics get leg ulcers?

Diabetic leg ulcers

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Diabetics get ulcer due to multiple causes including healing problems, nerve issues, circulation problems with the large and small arteries and pressure issues.
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