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What Does A Foot Ulcer Look Like When It Starts
Many possibilities: A diabetic foot ulcer is best diagnosed with a physical exam. Your physician will ask you to remove your shoes in order to inspect your feet. They will look for redness, calluses, bruising, blistering, swelling, and for open sores. Sometimes the ulcer may be hidden and will be discovered following the debridement of calluses or the deroofing of blisters. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The start can vary: A diabetic foot ulcer is best diagnosed with a physical exam. Your physician will ask you to remove your shoes in order to inspect your feet. They will look for redness, calluses, bruising, blistering, swelling, and for open sores. Sometimes the ulcer may be hidden and will be discovered following the debridement of calluses or the deroofing of blisters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRSA: M-R-S-A: It means methycillin-resistant staph aureus, and the best med will be known for sure after the wound culture, grown from the q-tip they swabbed thru the open wound before they bandaged the foot ulcer; till then, they will treat you with the antibiotics that typically are the best choice for your part of the world, and then add them or change them if needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many things: There are numerous herbal solutions and ointments that can be applied to ulcers. Many people are taking silver supplements or applying it directly to the wound. Unless you are an herbalist and actually know what you are doign i would suuggest seeing a doctor for proper medication and treatment. Ulcers can go down hill quickly. I have several patients who chose the herbal route and ended poorly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a foot ulcer that is close to healing, but the last little bit will not close.?
Foot ulcer: Work with your team at the wound center or clinicians. You have not given enough information to assist us in helping you, as different ulcerations are due to different causes. For example, vein ulcers are best treated with compression; diabetic ulcers ultimately need offloading with casts or boots. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After seeing my dr. I was given co-fluampicil capsules for 1 week and given a dressing for my foot ulcer how long will it take?
Your question: Is not very clear. It would be important to know if you are diabetic. If you are and have an ulcer on the bottom of the foot then it is very important the ulcer is off loaded as well. Maintaining strict glycemic control is also key. Antibiotics are given when infection is present. ...Read more
Compression: Local wound care in combination with multi- layer compression will start the healing process. More importantly, an evaluation of the leg veins with an ultrasound and treatment of any venous insufficiency will help hasten the healing process and prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dose diabetics results to foot ulceration? What type of diabetics? And how can we differentiate an injury from this foot ulcer
Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Diabetes mellitus or any pathology that contributes to numbness in the feet ("neuropathy") contributes to foot ulcers. Xrays of the foot and a thorough physical examination by a foot/ankle specialist will put the pieces of the puzzle together. Dr. H. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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