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If you catch a diabetic ulcer early, is there anything that can be done?
6 doctors weighed in

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. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diabetic ulcer
Of course seeing a clinician earlier with such an ulcer is best before it penetrates into deeper structures.
A wound center or podiatrist can be very helpful in this situation. You can make it a short healthcare experience rather than months of care or even amputation, the end result of long delays in care.

In brief: Diabetic ulcer
Of course seeing a clinician earlier with such an ulcer is best before it penetrates into deeper structures.
A wound center or podiatrist can be very helpful in this situation. You can make it a short healthcare experience rather than months of care or even amputation, the end result of long delays in care.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
The trick is to prevent ulcers from occuring in the first place but if you already have an ulcer, through proper wound care and appropriate antibiotics, .
.. The ulcer should heal.

In brief: Yes
The trick is to prevent ulcers from occuring in the first place but if you already have an ulcer, through proper wound care and appropriate antibiotics, .
.. The ulcer should heal.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Thank
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