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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetic Foot Treat

Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death.
There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount.

In brief: Diabetic Foot Treat

Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death.
There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Proffesional care

Treating diabetic foot ulcer is best accomplished with a team approach.
Optimal outcomes can be achieved when your primary physician work together with a podiatrist, neurologist, endocrinologist, vascular surgeon, orthopedist, nutritionist, infectious disease specialist, and pedorthist when indicated. Do not attempt to take care of it on your own. Seek professional advice and treatment.

In brief: Proffesional care

Treating diabetic foot ulcer is best accomplished with a team approach.
Optimal outcomes can be achieved when your primary physician work together with a podiatrist, neurologist, endocrinologist, vascular surgeon, orthopedist, nutritionist, infectious disease specialist, and pedorthist when indicated. Do not attempt to take care of it on your own. Seek professional advice and treatment.
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: Diabetic

Foot infections are serious.
It sometimes takes a team approach to treat. I suggest you be at a wound care clinic. You do not want to lose your leg.

In brief: Diabetic

Foot infections are serious.
It sometimes takes a team approach to treat. I suggest you be at a wound care clinic. You do not want to lose your leg.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry

In brief: With infections

You need antibiotics.
The wound must be debrided of dead tissue, the ulcer needs to be offloaded as well. There are many, many topical wound products used as well. Medihoney is the one newer product that can be of help.

In brief: With infections

You need antibiotics.
The wound must be debrided of dead tissue, the ulcer needs to be offloaded as well. There are many, many topical wound products used as well. Medihoney is the one newer product that can be of help.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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