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Is salt a good solution for diabetic foot ulcers?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Salt solutions such as saline is physiologic to the human body, but pure salt water solution in high concentrations is detrimental to wound healing.

In brief: No
Salt solutions such as saline is physiologic to the human body, but pure salt water solution in high concentrations is detrimental to wound healing.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Salt is not a treatment for diabetic ulcers which should be properly managed by a foot and ankle specialist or wound care specialist in conjunction with the patient's primary care provider.

In brief: No
Salt is not a treatment for diabetic ulcers which should be properly managed by a foot and ankle specialist or wound care specialist in conjunction with the patient's primary care provider.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diabetic foot ulcer
Diabetic foot ulcers require an evaluation by a wound care professional or a podiatrist.
Do not attempt to cure this type of wound by yourself. The literature does not support using salt in the wound to help with healing.

In brief: Diabetic foot ulcer
Diabetic foot ulcers require an evaluation by a wound care professional or a podiatrist.
Do not attempt to cure this type of wound by yourself. The literature does not support using salt in the wound to help with healing.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Saline
Saline solution which is a salt water solution is a common type of cleanser used to clean diabetic foot ulcers.

In brief: Saline
Saline solution which is a salt water solution is a common type of cleanser used to clean diabetic foot ulcers.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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