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

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: MRSA Diabetic Wound

Any patient with a diabetic wound, especially on the lower extremity requires comprehensive care in either a wound center or by a podiatrist.
Bacterial infection needs to be treated with antibiotics while the diabetic ulceration requires a comprehensive approach to assessment (xrays, mris, blood work, etc.) and treatment. Do not delay in seeking treatment!

In brief: MRSA Diabetic Wound

Any patient with a diabetic wound, especially on the lower extremity requires comprehensive care in either a wound center or by a podiatrist.
Bacterial infection needs to be treated with antibiotics while the diabetic ulceration requires a comprehensive approach to assessment (xrays, mris, blood work, etc.) and treatment. Do not delay in seeking treatment!
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Proffesional care

Treating diabetic foot infections 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 infections 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
1 doctor agrees

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 with mrsa, you will likely need an extended course of antibiotics.

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 with mrsa, you will likely need an extended course of antibiotics.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Couple

Some MRSA infections can be treated with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
Otherwise you will need IV antibiotics. Zyvox may also work depending on the situation.

In brief: Couple

Some MRSA infections can be treated with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
Otherwise you will need IV antibiotics. Zyvox may also work depending on the situation.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care

In brief: Multiple factors

Mrsa may require antibiotics.
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 similar to a conductor leading an orchestra.

In brief: Multiple factors

Mrsa may require antibiotics.
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 similar to a conductor leading an orchestra.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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