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How do you treat a diabetic ulcer most successfully?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

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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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multifactorial

Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly.
Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment options for your wound.

In brief: Multifactorial

Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly.
Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment options for your wound.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Rx Diabetic Ulcer

There are two main causes of diabetic foot ulcers: neuropathy and arterial.
These have different forms of treatment. Unfortunately, both can be involved in the same ulceration so attention by a trained health professional is vital. Contact your primary care physician, wound center, or podiatrist for further workup and attention.

In brief: Rx Diabetic Ulcer

There are two main causes of diabetic foot ulcers: neuropathy and arterial.
These have different forms of treatment. Unfortunately, both can be involved in the same ulceration so attention by a trained health professional is vital. Contact your primary care physician, wound center, or podiatrist for further workup and attention.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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In brief: Determine cause

See if is caused by an injury or nerve damage.
These are very troublesome..Please see a wound specialist asap.

In brief: Determine cause

See if is caused by an injury or nerve damage.
These are very troublesome..Please see a wound specialist asap.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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