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What do diabetic ulcers on somebody's feet look like?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Varied
Diabetic ulcers are about as varied as rashes.
They can begin under a thick nail as drainage. They can be a simple cut on the foot or scab. Or they can be a large open wound with infection. They also compass gangrene that appears as black or sometimes grayish/purplish discoloration to the toe. Have it checked out by a podiatrist immediately! they can diagnose and treat, or help prevent them.

In brief: Varied
Diabetic ulcers are about as varied as rashes.
They can begin under a thick nail as drainage. They can be a simple cut on the foot or scab. Or they can be a large open wound with infection. They also compass gangrene that appears as black or sometimes grayish/purplish discoloration to the toe. Have it checked out by a podiatrist immediately! they can diagnose and treat, or help prevent them.
Dr. Kristine Nemes
Dr. Kristine Nemes
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Ulcers
Ulcers take on many forms.
You will see an open wound of some sort. Some may be covered with callus or thick scabs that need to be removed.

In brief: Ulcers
Ulcers take on many forms.
You will see an open wound of some sort. Some may be covered with callus or thick scabs that need to be removed.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: See Image
This image is an example of what (and commonly where) diabetic wounds occur. They generally have a thick rim of callus and are most usual on weightbearing surfaces.

In brief: See Image
This image is an example of what (and commonly where) diabetic wounds occur. They generally have a thick rim of callus and are most usual on weightbearing surfaces.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Any 'blemish' in the foot in a diabetic patient requires immediate attention by a health care professional.
Do not delay! contact you primary care physician, podiatrist, or local wound care center as soon as possible.

In brief: Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Any 'blemish' in the foot in a diabetic patient requires immediate attention by a health care professional.
Do not delay! contact you primary care physician, podiatrist, or local wound care center as soon as possible.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Some may
Some may look similar if they are in the same location with similar depths.

In brief: Some may
Some may look similar if they are in the same location with similar depths.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
In brief: Broken skin
People with diabetes often develop foot ulcers which are open sores on the feet that go through the skin.
This is a a serious complication and can lead to serious consequences such as amputation. If your not sure better to be safe then sorry and see a professional.

In brief: Broken skin
People with diabetes often develop foot ulcers which are open sores on the feet that go through the skin.
This is a a serious complication and can lead to serious consequences such as amputation. If your not sure better to be safe then sorry and see a professional.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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In brief: Many different looks
Red, thin skin, open area, scaly, some callus tissue.
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In brief: Many different looks
Red, thin skin, open area, scaly, some callus tissue.
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Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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