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My dad is diabetic he has an abscess that was badly infected. What can we do to heal this?
Diabetic Wounds - 2 answers
The drained the abscess but now the say there is dead cells.
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I have an extensive wound, necrotic fascia, to the thigh extending to the perineal area. What's the best treatment?
I have an extensive wound to the thigh extending to the perineal area. we are unable to place a wound vac due to the location. what's the best treatment?
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In addition to bed rest, is there something else that can be done for a stage 3 pressure sore?
Pressure Ulcers - 2 answers
Have been battling this since July. The sore itself has gotten smaller however, the tunnel that developed is deeper. He has been getting bed rest but how much is required and is there something else that could be done to stop the deepening before it reaches the bone? He is a paraplegic.
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My mother in law is suffering from a wound on her leg that is not healing. It is spreading downwards. What should we do?
Advanced Dressings - 2 answers
She has consulted one or two doctors and was given medicine including antibiotics and pain killers. It has worsened from a small scratch to a much bigger wound in three months.
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Im not sure what to do or what doctor to see that can help
Diabetic Wounds - 1 answer
Our dog bumped into my leg and peeled surface of skin, the wound got larger and scabbed with redness and tightness around the wound. Subsequently the dog bumped into my leg again knocking the scab off/underneath was a deep hole and oozing. The swelling is worse and the redness is more present, while I receive sharp piercing pains from this wound going up the leg and hard form me to be on my feet because my foot swells so bad I am diabetic and have had heart surgeries.
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Should my mother see a wound specialist or a doctor familiar with radiation, or both?
My mother had radiation to get rid of a keloid on her chest after multiple heart surgeries. My understanding is too much radiation was used and she developed several holes down the mid line of her chest. The doctor she was referred to attempted to graft the holes and sew them up, but I believe the radiation burned through it all now. She has a gaping wound the size of fist in the middle of her chest. I have lost confidence in the doctors responsible and I don't know where to go from here.
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Can local anesthia be given for dressing of painfull wounds?
Achilles Tendon - 1 answer
Dressing of wounds is very painfull. Can local anesthisia be given for pain relief
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I have a spider bite that will not heal. It it on my top of left ankle. It will scab over, but when scab is removed tendons are visible.
Bitten 15 years ago and will not allow tissue to regrow to cover normally. Top of left ankle, will scab over, but when scab is removed tendons are visible. I am not diabetic.
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What are the treatment options for wounds created by radiation?
Wound Care - 1 answer
My Mom has a long time wound on her leg from radiation treatments for cancer. The wound was being treated with an experimental plasma laser, and it was healing. The laser treatment was done by a doctor in Russia. The laser broke, and in the meantime an American company purchased the patent rights. Apparently the laser cannot be repaired AND the American company that purchased the patent is stuck in the approval process. After a year of waiting the wound has deteriorated. What should we do?
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how long should it take for a wound to heal?
Wound Care - 1 answer
On average, how long should it take for a wound to heal?
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My father is suffering form large scale cellutlitis. The wound hasn't recovered on the leg for 50 days. What do you recommend?
Chronic Wounds - 1 answer
We can't amputate due to his poor medical condition. The instructions we are being given are from a cardiologist. What do you recommend?
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Been seeing a wound dr for 11months for the same wounds i have been revasculized and they still have not healed
Chronic Wounds - 1 answer
Been seeing a wound doctor for 11 months for the same wounds and they still have not healed.
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How can I treat an open ulcer on the ankle?
varicose ulcer, open wound on the ankle. Tried many different types of medication but nothing seems to help. What do you suggest and who should I see?
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I am a type 2 diabetic controled by medication and diet. My recent A1C was 5.8
Surgical Wounds - 1 answer
I will be having a double knee replacement. What concerns should I have about wound care and healing?
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