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Can derma wound cream help treat diabetic foot ulcers?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: See a physician

Diabetic wounds should always be followed by a medical professional who will ensure that you do not have an infection of the soft tissue or worse, the bone(s) beneath the wound.
Left untreated, a diabetic wound can rapidly become a more serious problem. Schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist with training and interest in wound management.

In brief: See a physician

Diabetic wounds should always be followed by a medical professional who will ensure that you do not have an infection of the soft tissue or worse, the bone(s) beneath the wound.
Left untreated, a diabetic wound can rapidly become a more serious problem. Schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist with training and interest in wound management.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type of wound that is present.
If it is a wound close to the surface of the skin, it may help. You should have a physician specialized in wound care or a podiatrist look at the wound and make a treatment decision.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type of wound that is present.
If it is a wound close to the surface of the skin, it may help. You should have a physician specialized in wound care or a podiatrist look at the wound and make a treatment decision.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but...

Derma cream is just one modality.
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.

In brief: Yes but...

Derma cream is just one modality.
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.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diabetic foot ulcer

You should not try to treat a diabetic foot ulcer by yourself.
There are 4000+ wound care products, most of them sterile out of the package, so the choice of one product over another requires some help. A foot ulcer in a diabetic requires professional attention as quickly as possible. Do not delay! contact your primary care physician, podiatrist, or wound care center asap.

In brief: Diabetic foot ulcer

You should not try to treat a diabetic foot ulcer by yourself.
There are 4000+ wound care products, most of them sterile out of the package, so the choice of one product over another requires some help. A foot ulcer in a diabetic requires professional attention as quickly as possible. Do not delay! contact your primary care physician, podiatrist, or wound care center asap.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Get it professional evaluated and treated.
Diabetic foot wounds are no joke. Treatment is a multifactorial process.

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Get it professional evaluated and treated.
Diabetic foot wounds are no joke. Treatment is a multifactorial process.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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