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What treatments are there if I have MRSA and diabetic foot wounds?

What treatments are there if I have MRSA and diabetic foot wounds?

See a physician: All diabetic wounds should be monitored on a regular basis by a medical professional; doubly so with a history of mrsa. You want to ensure that these do not become infected to the soft tissue or the bone(s). A wound specialist will tailor treatment specific to you and your wound and your health status. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Diabetic Foot (Definition)

A diabetic foot is a simply the foot of a person with diabetes. Because of the nature of diabetes, a diabetic foot has certain risk factors that make observing and practicing good ...Read more


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I was wondering what are some good alternatives for diabetes-based foot gangrene if the weak ointment that the doctor gives isn't working?

I was wondering what are some good alternatives for diabetes-based foot gangrene if the weak ointment that the doctor gives isn't working?

Requires debridemt: Gangrene cannot be treated with ointment. It requires careful removal of dead tissues (debridement) to get to areas with circulation. Important to use leg elevation, compressive stockings, etc in order to reduce leg edema (swelling) which worsens circulation needed to heal. Some are using biocellular injection treatments along with surgery to improve blood supply and healing ability. Reduces recur. ...Read more

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I have drop foot. What are the treatments?

I have drop foot. What are the treatments?

Drop Foot: Depending on the cause of drop foot you may have some strength come back. If it is due to severe nerve damage, it is unlikely to improve, however. You should visit with a neurologist to assess the nerves and then with a podiatrist to fabricate an ankle-foot orthotic to support the weakened foot. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has oral ulcers and is neutropenic all recuring what are these symptoms of?

What do you suggest if my child has oral ulcers and is neutropenic all recuring what are these symptoms of?

Cyclic neutropenia: This reminds me of a poorly understood affliction that I don't ever see called cyclic neutropenia. I would send a kid off to see a pediatric hematologist or infectious disease specialist to get confirmation and a plan of action. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for athlete's foot? I keep having recurring athlete's foot. I think I am starting to get a little resistant to the over-the-counter medications I have used. Are there effective natural treatments i can try instead? .

Are there any natural remedies for athlete's foot? I keep having recurring athlete's foot. I think I am starting to get a little resistant to the over-the-counter medications I have used. Are there effective natural treatments i can try instead?

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The : The first thing to determine is are you absolutely certain you have athlete's foot? Some skin problems can look like athlete's foot, but aren't fungal, such as eczema. If you apply an anti-fungal and the condition seems to go away, only to return after you're off the cream, it very well might be a fungus, but you're not using the stuff long enough. Fungal spores live for 30 days. What a lot of folks do is apply the cream, and after a few days or a week, it seems all cleared up, so they stop. But the spores are still in your shoes and socks (they don't wash out), and you get re-infected. Try using the cream for at least a month, preferably two months. As far as "natural" ways to deal with a fungus, there are some things you should do: ultraviolet light kills fungal spores, so if you can, hang your washed socks out on a line outside to dry in the sun. Fungi like dark, warm, moist places (like inside those two little incubators you've got called shoes). Anything you can do to change that dark, warm, moist environment will impede fungal growth. Change your shoes and your socks at least once a day. When not walking around on unfamiliar territory, walk barefoot, or at least in stockings. Put a little power inside your shoe (not your sock), and only use a little. (you don't need medicated powder; talcum will do fine.) and here is the thing that will make any mother's eyebrows go up: stay away from cotton socks! yes, you heard me. The white-cotton-socks-is-the-best-thing-for-you myth keeps getting perpetuated. When cotton gets wet, it stays wet, and a wet sock rubbing against your skin for hours is very irritating, and creates portals for fungal spores to invade the skin. And it also creates that wet environment fungi love so much. Wool is by far the best sock material. Wool will wick moisture away from your skin. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Look for a wool blend with some artificial material like polypropylene or nylon. I know... It's hard to believe. Trust me. I'm a hiker, and any outdoorsy person will attest that wool is the best thing nature ever invented. Try this stuff and see if you can get your fungus licked (figuratively). And stay away from any fun-guys. (fungi... Get it? Ugh.. .Never mind). ...Read more

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What are treatment options for diabetic retinopathy? If I do develop diabetic retinopathy, what are my options? Which treatments are most effective? .

What are treatment options for diabetic retinopathy? If I do develop diabetic retinopathy, what are my options? Which treatments are most effective?

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There : There is a spectrum of presentations with diabetic retinopathy (dr). The mildest, aka background or non proliferative dr requires vigilance and improved control of your blood sugar. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy requires intervention usually with laser treatments and close monitoring. It is important to follow up closely with your eye doctor and improve your treatment compliance. ...Read more

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What ways are there to increase foot circulation if you are diabetic?

What ways are there to increase foot circulation if you are diabetic?

Diabetic circulation: Yes there are. A diabetic can be referred to a vascular surgeon for an evaluation. There are several tests that we use to determine the type and level of blockages in the lower extremity. Once this testing is completed, the vascular surgeon can discuss the timing and need for the procedure with the patient. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?

I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments   which ones would you recommend.?

Neurologist: There are some ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathy such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, elavil, and others. Neurologists are the best doctors to help you find a treatment for your neuropathy. While there is no cure, you can try to obtain some symptom relief. ...Read more

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I have a hammer toe and club foot problem, are there any treatments to alleviate the symptoms?

I have a hammer toe and club foot problem, are there any treatments to alleviate the symptoms?

Treatment options: Treatment options include conservative and surgical management. Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping. See a specialist to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my glans and foreskin seem to be very crenellated and there are some coruscations on them too. are there any treatments for this?

What do you suggest if my glans and foreskin seem to be very crenellated and there are some coruscations on them too. are there any treatments for this?

Urology: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I think I have an inflamed tendon in my right foot, what are the symptoms and causes? Can colloidal silver help in treating cancer, what are its uses?

I think I have an inflamed tendon in my right foot, what are the symptoms and causes? Can colloidal silver help in treating cancer, what are its uses?

Pain: inflammation of a tendon can cause pain, swelling. Colloidal silver silver is often used in external applications to prevent wound infection. Internal ingestion of colloidal silver does not have much scientific evidence supporting use. Excessive use can lead to permanent bluish discoloration of the skin. So use only with the direction of your physician . ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for blood poisoning? I might have it. What are some signs of it?

What are some home remedies for blood poisoning? I might have it. What are some signs of it?

See your doctor: "blood poisoning" is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've got diabetes, and i heard that a person with diabetes, can form some kind of eye problems. What are they, if any?

I've got diabetes, and i heard that a person with diabetes, can form some kind of eye problems. What are they, if any?

Retinal problems: There are four common long term complications that may affect those people with diabetes-- heart problems, kidney problems, circulation problems, and eye problems. In the eye, sugar may accumulate over the years in the retina, leading to retinal hemorrhages and blindness. Your best source of information is your treating physician, who can go over all of this with you. ...Read more

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What do I do if my antibiotics aren't working for a tooth infection. Are there any alternatives?

What do I do if my antibiotics aren't working for a tooth infection. Are there any alternatives?

Consult dentist: If antibiotics aren't working, consult a dentist or hospital emergency room asap. Be sure to take the antibiotic on schedule (three times a day means every 8 hours; 4 times a day means every 6 hours) you must wake-up at night to take on schedule and finish full dose prescribed. The dentist should be consulted to change the antibiotic if needed. Also definative treatment of the problem will help. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more