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.
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.
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.
No. The only effective treatment for venous ulcers is compression therapy. The literature also describes vascular reconstruction for refractory cases.
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.
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.
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.
My wife has a bad venous leg ulcer & she was told by her doctor of this cream that is very expensive. Are there cheaper treatments?
Venous system. Needs evaluation by ultrasound for reflux and occlusion/clots and consult with vascular specialist. Creams are secondary treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My wife has a bad venous leg ulcer & she was told by her doctor of this cream that is very expensive?
Important to treat. I would recommend she talk to her doctor to discuss alternatives. There are a variety of treatments for venous stasis ulcers. What is important, is that she treat it aggressively. Dr l.
Cream and venous ulc. A venous stasis ulcer is treated with compression and local wound care, the latter by which is accomplished by no less than 4000 different wound care products on the market. Without safe compression, the wounds will not improve. Seek the help of a wound specialist.
See a vein specialis. Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%.
Venous ulcer. If there is venous disease that should be treated there are many wound care products so unclear as to the one that you are refering to leg elevation, compression stockings are very helpful.
What do you suggest if my wife has a bad venous leg ulcer & she was told by her doctor of this cream that is very expensive?
Venous leg ulcers. Many times venous leg ulcers are best treated w a compressive dressing rather than a cream.
If leg ulcer is found on the front of the leg aprox 10 CM from knee cap, could it still be a veneous ulcer? Unusual for my age? But what else?
Abrasion. Venous ulcers usually do not occur in the pretibial area. Is there a scab that could be from a contusion or abrasion? These may take days to weeks to fill in from below and fully heal. A vascular surgeon could be consulted if it isn't healing.
Possibly. This is an unusual location but I have seen a few of these. Evaluation and treatment by a venous specialist would answer the question.
If a leg ulcer is on front of the leg and not on the inside could it be a venous leg ulcer? Also have an ulcer under my foot. I'm fit and healthy!
Ulcer. An ulcer anywhere indicates a need to see a doctor. See your podiatrist for the foot ulcer and he will work with a vascular doc who will care for the leg ulcer. Do that right now - no waiting, please.
Healthy has many. Definitions. The ulcers are a concern and you need to be seen by a doctor. An ulcer on the bottom of the foot is of particular concern as it may be under a weight bearing region....Make sure your under medical care. The lesion on the leg may be venous no matter the location. The one on the bottom of the foot is likely not venous...
Ulcer. This requires evaluation to determine the source of the ulceration. Evaluation would be to examine the arterial system, as well as the venous system. Other possible issues may be vasculitis, or lymphedema.