what does the start of a diabetic foot ulcers actually look like

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Dr. Susan Wingo answered:

What does the start of a diabetic foot ulcers actually look like?

It depends.

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Foot ulcers do not usually happen spontaneously. They usually begin at the site of an injury. Avoiding poor-fitting footwear that causes reddening of the skin, or blisters; closely monitoring minor injuries, and seeking prompt care for major injuries or minor ones that do not improve quickly can help prevent ulcers from forming.
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What does the initial stage of a diabetic foot ulcers look like?

They start

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Off as callouses often, but under the callous a hole is present.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman answered:

Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Yes

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if cause of ulcer is properly addressed and there is adequate circulation, absence of infection, adequate health/nutrition as well as proper offloading /eliminating excessive pressure on area.
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Dr. Randy L. Lisch answered:

How common are diabetic foot ulcers?

Very

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This is very common especially in diabetics with neuropathy. Since they have no feeling in their feet, they are prone to break down. Proper shoe wear and seeing your podiatrist on a regular basis is a must!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel answered:

Are diabetic foot ulcers contagious?

No

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This is not a process that is contagious.
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How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

Multiple remedies

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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 similar to a conductor leading an orchestra.
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How can I address my diabetic foot ulcers?

Multiple factors

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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
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Is salt a good solution for diabetic foot ulcers?

No

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Salt solutions such as saline is physiologic to the human body, but pure salt water solution in high concentrations is detrimental to wound healing.
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Which products work best on diabetic foot ulcers?

Wound care products

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The selection of a wound care product is based on the type of wound.... Many pieces in the puzzle of wound care...vascular status, neuropathy, blood sugar control, pressure relief, infection, etc... You should see a Board Certified Wound Care Specialists to help access the wound and select an appropriate wound care regimen
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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

Can you tell me if diabetic foot ulcers ever heal?

Yes They definitely

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DO, but require time and effort from you, the patient, to make it happen. You need to keep your Diabetes in excellent control, perform excellent care of feet, keeping them clean, inspecting them at least twice a day, to ensure there are no cuts/abrasions, & if you get them, they are immediately cleaned/protected to prevent them from getting infected. Complete courses of antibiotics as advised.
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