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How to treat gangrene wounds and sores?

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In brief: See doctor

Treating gangrene in a wound is a serious situation, you should be seeing a doctor immediately.
Serious and life threatening infection may occur. The general treatment is to discover why there is gangrene, may be established infection, poor blood supply, or even an immune response where the body attacks its own tissues. Removal of the dead tissue and treating infection are critical.

In brief: See doctor

Treating gangrene in a wound is a serious situation, you should be seeing a doctor immediately.
Serious and life threatening infection may occur. The general treatment is to discover why there is gangrene, may be established infection, poor blood supply, or even an immune response where the body attacks its own tissues. Removal of the dead tissue and treating infection are critical.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

True gangrene must be removed.
See a wound specialist.

In brief: Surgery

True gangrene must be removed.
See a wound specialist.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. Spence Misner
There are 2 types of gangrene, wet and dry. The wet type is a medical emergency and can be life threatening such as necrotizing fascitis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Debridement

Gangrene is an extremely severe form of infection causing local death and decay of soft tissues of the body due to lack of blood flow.
Debridement or surgical removal of dead tissue followed by increasing oxygenation to remaining tissue (sometimes in a hyperbaric chamber) will allow the tissue to heal. Sometimes it is so severe there is a need for amputation of the limb.

In brief: Debridement

Gangrene is an extremely severe form of infection causing local death and decay of soft tissues of the body due to lack of blood flow.
Debridement or surgical removal of dead tissue followed by increasing oxygenation to remaining tissue (sometimes in a hyperbaric chamber) will allow the tissue to heal. Sometimes it is so severe there is a need for amputation of the limb.
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Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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