What are good treatment options for a gross leg ulcer?

Various treatments. There are different types and causes of leg ulcers. It is best to se your doctor to discuss what is best for your particular problem. You need to be proactive and get aggressive with treatment. Dr l.

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What is the treatment of a single leg ulcer in an much older man?

Depends. Leg ulcer can be a tip of the iceberg. The causes are many so the treatment varies greatly. In the elderly population, vascular disease (artery, vein, and lymphatics), infection, accident/pressure induced soft tissue injury, metabolic issues including diabetes makes healing difficult. Do not delay medical attention, some ulcer can get aggressive and cause big problem. Read more...
Ulcer. It depends on the cause In general the most important thing is to elevate the leg to reduce swelling which helps in the healing process. Read more...

Is there an alternative treatment for venous leg ulcer?

No. The only effective treatment for venous ulcers is compression therapy. The literature also describes vascular reconstruction for refractory cases. Read more...
Absolutely. If you have underlying venous reflux or insufficiency that has not been diagnosed or treated, then undergoing laser closure or ablation will resolve the underlying build up of pressure, or venous hypertension, that may have caused the ulcer. The wound itself will still need ongoing debridement and wound care, but will likely heal quickly once the underlying vein problem is addressed. Read more...
Not really. As drs. Schwartz and marquart said, the mainstay of treatment for venous leg ulcers is compression and treatment of the underlying venous insufficiency. Some medicines, especially trental, (pentoxifylline) or antibiotics, if there is an infection, have been shown to improve the effectiveness of compression but infections are actually rare and medication is not commonly needed. Read more...
Surgery. When you have a venous ulcer you have to find out why you have the ulcer. The cause of the ulcer is either from superficial or deep venous insufficiency or a combination of the two. This can be easily delineated with an ultrasound of the veins looking for reflux. Surgery can help you if there is superficial venous insufficiency. A vein specialist can help you with this. Read more...
Diabetic Foot Treat. Do not try to treat a venous ulcer with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, infection, 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. Read more...
Ulcer. Identifying the cause is the most important step A compression bandage-unna boot very helpful Leg elevation to reduce swelling Once the underlying cause is determined then a thermal ablation will treat the venous reflux which is an important step in curing the ulce. Read more...

My dad is being given compression dressing for a leg ulcer it's not working at all... What other treatment could be explored. He is diabetic?

Wound care clinic. Hi. Take your Dad to a wound care clinic for specialized attention to the wound. They have a number of options. Also, it is of course critically important to make sure his diabetes control is excellent. Poor diabetes control impairs wound healing. Read more...

Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs, not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda. Can she take English medicine immediately?

Treatment not Meds . Venous leg ulcers usually require external compression with special wraps (jobst stockings) , and leg elevation, possibly with water pills. The mechanical elevation and support is the mainstay of treatment. . Read more...