My dad is diabetic he has an abscess that was badly infected. What can we do to heal this?

The drained the abscess but now the say there is dead cells.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

An infected wound needs to be cleaned out and dead tissue needs to be removed--this is called debridement. Also, if there is an infection, then antibiotics may be needed. Additionally, depending on how long it has been there, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be required to fully heal this wound. I would recommend that you get the wound checked out by a wound specialist as soon as possible, especially one that has hyperbaric chambers in case you need therapy.

Published on May 13, 2016

Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

An infected wound needs to be cleaned out and dead tissue needs to be removed--this is called debridement. Also, if there is an infection, then antibiotics may be needed. Additionally, depending on how long it has been there, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be required to fully heal this wound. I would recommend that you get the wound checked out by a wound specialist as soon as possible, especially one that has hyperbaric chambers in case you need therapy.

Published on May 13, 2016


Answered by Premier Wound Care and Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics Center

I would recommend your dad speak to his doctor and/or wound care specialist about hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This therapy promotes healing and is effective on patients who have diabetes or other conditions that hamper wound healing.

Published on Mar 17, 2016

Answered by Premier Wound Care and Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics Center

I would recommend your dad speak to his doctor and/or wound care specialist about hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This therapy promotes healing and is effective on patients who have diabetes or other conditions that hamper wound healing.

Published on Mar 17, 2016


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