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What To Use For Ulcers In Themouth
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
Sure its an ulcer?: "chronic ulcer" or peptic ulcer disease should be diagnosed & treated by your dr. Pud is often caused by a famous bacteria known as h. Pylori, & this too has to be investigated for. Its diagnosed by a breath, stool, or blood test or by endoscopy, likely a good idea in your case. Eradication of h. Pylori with antibiotics is usually curative. Treatment w/ ppi's or h2 receptor blockers is essential. ...Read more
Depends on the ulcer: There are a variety of wound care products available. There are various types of wounds, each requiring a different type of approach for optimal healing. The type of product that one will need depends on the needs and type wound. Consult with your physician as to what would be best for you. Do not attempt to take care of it on your own as this may lead to unnecessary need for amputation. ...Read more
Honey and DM: Honey is one of 4000 wound care products. It can be helpful in some patients with some wounds; it is not a panacea; it will not be helpful to many patients; it should not replace careful observation by trained health professionals; it should not be used without clinicians observing the wound. ...Read more
Need more informatio: It is unusual for someone at age 34 having problem with leg ulcer. The question is whether you have an underlying disease such as diabetes which makes you more prone to get a leg ulcer. Problem with circulation will also lead to leg ulcer as well. Get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Canker sores usually: Heal without treatment. If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Nsaid's or. ...Read more
Do you have to get an abi test done before you can use compression or an unna boot on a stasis ulcer?
No snake oil: First there is a very significant difference between stage 2 and 3 ulcers. Is there a 'cream' to help either? Well, in a way a debriding enzyme for a necrotic wound could be called a cream, in some cases a barrier cream may help a stage 2 wound but what treatment to use on a pressure ulcer is a very specialized area, take the wound to a wound specialist for best results. ...Read more
No, depends,: Is the ulcer from venous, arterial or diabetic neuropathic. Relaxation will not help any. Stop smoking, . Compression therapy for venous, improve circulation for arterial, offloading for neuropathic. These are the first line rx. However all need debridement and good wound care. ...Read more
OTC: O TC medication is perfectly adequateGet a more detailed answer ›
Several meds: Besides those two, there are at least 6 to 8 other medications which can be used for chronic acid problems. If you have given those medicines a try and they have been unsuccessful, I would return to your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist for any other evaluation which may be needed, and potentially for a prescription for a new medication. Good luck. ...Read more
Do you think I should use 447.2 -rupture of artery (ulcer of artery) or 707.8, chronic ulcer of other site?
Misunderstanding.: Is is a site for medical advice, not for coding advice. ...Read more
Can you use ulcer ointments in the vagina to prevent a small tear from being moist and wet? If so, will this make the tear heal faster?
Herpes?: I have never heard of an "ulcer ointment", and I doubt it will help anything. Maybe one of the topical treatments for herpes (penciclovir)? By far the main cause of recurrent vaginal ulcers is genital herpes. Apparently you're male -- her partner? You both should be tested for herpes and other STDs. Good luck! ...Read more
It is used: Although silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used for venous ulcers, it is rarely ever necessary. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) actually increases the risk of infection if you don't change it and reapply it a few times a day. Antibiotic creams and ointments have been shown to have no effect on ulcer healing. The mainstay of treatment for venous ulcers is compression, walking, and treating the underlying reflux that is causing the ulcer. ...Read more
Infection: Bacteria that live on our skin can cause or get into this ulcer and cause a serious infection, you may use triple antibiotic cream 3 times a day and should let your primary care Doctor look at this and he or she may prescribe and oral antibiotic as we'll, so please take care of your self and see your Doctor as soon as you can, take care! ...Read more
You can take it.: Dantrolene does not cause direct toxicity to the digestive tract, and therefore can be used with a history of Gerd and/or ulcers. Having said that, it can cause digestive tract side effects, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea. If you need it for a particular reason, just be alert for the possibility of G.I. side effects. Good luck. ...Read more
I believe I have a penile ulcer and possibly and lump on my gooch. I'm not sure to what the problem is and could use some help.
Can Suboxone cause or worsen bleedning ulcers? I am one year post op gastic bypass and have now developed them. Am I still okay to use suboxn?
Yes: Have not seen the bleeding ulcer problem especially if using the film instead of the tablet You should be fine to use ...Read more
Hi my kid age 3 yrs got rash or ulcers type on both side of lips very often. He felt spice alot. I use bangola which work good. How can I prevent this.
I heard about the side effects of prolonged use of PIP's & was wondering if H2 blockers r any better 4 someone who had bleeding ulcer that's inactive?
Better tolerated: H2 blockers don't seem to have the same degree of effects like increased risk of osteoporosis, hypomagnesemia (low magnesium) and pneumonia as do PPI's. Remember, they both lead to lower levels of acid secretion, so you still have to have some concern of similar affects in the long run. ...Read more
Not recommended: The only arthritis drug I use in patients with ulcer is tylenol (acetaminophen). If the arthritis is advanced and painful, narcotic and acetominephorin combinations can be used. For inflammatory bowel or skin conditions, topical drugs and biologics are considered. High use of tylenol (acetaminophen) has been associated with ulcer as well. ...Read more
If you have an ulcer caused by stress/high nsaid use, and continue to do so will you develop a bleed/other probs? How long?
Yes, you could: Definitely make it worse and if the ulcer develops further, it can erode the entire lining until it hits an artery, which can be very dangerous. Time is different for everyone. Some people this could take months or never progress, while others can take it for a few days and get into a dangerous situation. Best to have a scope done to see how bad the ulcer is and discontinue nsaids, start a ppi. ...Read more