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Dad(57) has diabetes.His wound mark on leg is not curing after many ointments.And the wound is painful and dark colored on leg.Please advice?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine

In brief: See the Doctor ASAP

Your question raises possibility of cellulitis and possible early gangrene.
It needs expert attention right away! he may need intravenous antibiotics and surgical consultation. Seek attention immediately!

In brief: See the Doctor ASAP

Your question raises possibility of cellulitis and possible early gangrene.
It needs expert attention right away! he may need intravenous antibiotics and surgical consultation. Seek attention immediately!
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine

In brief: For cleaning

You can use diluted hibiclens to clean wound several times/day until you see the doctor.

In brief: For cleaning

You can use diluted hibiclens to clean wound several times/day until you see the doctor.
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
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Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine

In brief: Probable infection

See a doctor asap.
People with diabetes have compromised immune systems and poor wound healing mechanisms. Simple wounds can progress to serious infections if not treated quickly. He may need oral antibiotics, special wound care, blood/radiology studies. Get good glucose (fasting 100), clean wound with tap water using bulb syringe, apply antibiotic cream with q-tip, leave uncovered, and elevate.

In brief: Probable infection

See a doctor asap.
People with diabetes have compromised immune systems and poor wound healing mechanisms. Simple wounds can progress to serious infections if not treated quickly. He may need oral antibiotics, special wound care, blood/radiology studies. Get good glucose (fasting 100), clean wound with tap water using bulb syringe, apply antibiotic cream with q-tip, leave uncovered, and elevate.
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
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