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Do sun and air help leg ulcers heal?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Leg ulcers are a very complicated problem that needs specialty care.
Leaving a leg ulcer exposed to the elements may cause more harm than good.

In brief: No

Leg ulcers are a very complicated problem that needs specialty care.
Leaving a leg ulcer exposed to the elements may cause more harm than good.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Its best to have a trained professional evaluate the ulcer to determine the underlying source.

In brief: Not really

Its best to have a trained professional evaluate the ulcer to determine the underlying source.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology

In brief: No, may hurt

Leg ulcers, like all wounds heal best in clean moist protected environment.
The moisture is important for fibroblast migration other cellular processes that are key to wound healing. However, too much moisture can be bad thing. Leg ulcers are a very complicated problem that needs specialty care.

In brief: No, may hurt

Leg ulcers, like all wounds heal best in clean moist protected environment.
The moisture is important for fibroblast migration other cellular processes that are key to wound healing. However, too much moisture can be bad thing. Leg ulcers are a very complicated problem that needs specialty care.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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