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Can herbal medicines treat a wounded diabetic foot?
11 doctors weighed in

2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Take no chances with a diabetic foot injury, consult a specialist, take appropriate antibiotics, dressings, topical creams as directed.
You can use herbals for other ailments

In brief: No
Take no chances with a diabetic foot injury, consult a specialist, take appropriate antibiotics, dressings, topical creams as directed.
You can use herbals for other ailments
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really.
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: Not really.
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
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diabetic foot
Diabetic wounds are a serious matter. While many patients try herbal medicines in the home setting, there use most often does not work and delay in caring for the wound results in tragedy.
A diabetic ulcer forms from different causes that requires investigation and correction. Definitely seek help as soon as possible from a wound physician or podiatrist.

In brief: Diabetic foot
Diabetic wounds are a serious matter. While many patients try herbal medicines in the home setting, there use most often does not work and delay in caring for the wound results in tragedy.
A diabetic ulcer forms from different causes that requires investigation and correction. Definitely seek help as soon as possible from a wound physician or podiatrist.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Not a good idea.
Get it professional evaluated and treated.
Diabetic foot wounds are no joke.

In brief: Not a good idea.
Get it professional evaluated and treated.
Diabetic foot wounds are no joke.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
In brief: Wound care.
Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection.

In brief: Wound care.
Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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In brief: Not well
Diabetic wounds can be serious.
I would suggest a wound care clinic.

In brief: Not well
Diabetic wounds can be serious.
I would suggest a wound care clinic.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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