Diabetic ulcer management foot

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Avatar m tn Tell your friend to get to his doctor immediately! He has diabetic foot ulcer and if it gets infected, he could have to face amputation of the foot and possibly his leg. Don't mess around with waiting for an appointment either! Get him in or take him to the emergency room.
Avatar m tn Hi there! Diabetic ulcer formation occurs due to a number of factors, the important ones including lack of sensitivity to injury due to neuropathy and high blood sugar levels. Uncontrolled diabetes may further hamper the blood supply and the healing process. While strict diabetic control is essential for ulcer healing; management would also depend on the extent, severity, associated complications etc. and may range from antibiotic coverage and control of blood sugar levels to amputation.
Avatar f tn He is wheelchair bound - and is plagued by recurring foot wounds (ulcerations that open up). It typically starts in the Fall and continues through the Spring (I don't know if there is any correlation to the weather or not).. He has been doctoring for numerous years with a pain management clinic. This past year - a local dermatologist took scrapings from the scabs on the wounds - and determined it was fungal.
1132657 tn?1260557669 According to him, he said I had some swellingAbdomen - swollen Ankle sprain swelling Breast - premenstrual tenderness and swelling Foot swelling Foot, leg, and ankle swelling Gums - swollen Joint swelling Mastoiditis - redness and swelling behind ear Scrotal swelling Swelling in the stomach, and acid reflexBabinski's reflex Infantile reflexes Moro reflex Urge incontinence, small ulcer, and some how, he mentioned GERD So I was taking NexiumNexium Nexium i.v.. Pain never went away.
Avatar n tn But I still dont find the myelopathy u posted niether on the MRI (cord sgnals?) or clinically...about the management of the pain..vicodine is an opoid analgesic plus acetaminophen..you will need an NSAID on board which gets secreted into the joints unless you had an ulcer?..have you ever tried the Glucosamine? physiotherapy...when ever you have time try to post what ever details you have esp the full report of the EMG to add the peaces together....
172715 tn?1285498090 Also it is good for diabetic nerve pain-I don't think that I have nerve pain.I have muscle, joint and low back pain. So bad that 3 vicodin every 4 hours doesn't do anything for me. It does take the edge off for an hour or so. I'll appreciate your comments. This site has been sleeping for over a week. Is everyone having a fibro-flare?
Avatar n tn I was so fascinated by the number of people who suffer with gastroparesis. I have diabetic gastroparesis. I have been diabetic for 34 years and developed this disorder 6 years ago. I had surgery on my hands and developed a complication called neuropathy. There are a couple of kinds. One is where you can't feel anything, like in your feet(that is why there are so many foot and leg amputations.) Some diabetics can't feel if they have a soar.
Avatar n tn *Stomach ulcer (peptic ulcer) *Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) Action to Take: Take an antacid or acetaminophen if necessary, but avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Don't drink alcohol or smoke. If pain persists or quickly comes back, see your doctor.
Avatar n tn I initially experienced numbness in my foot. Eventually that alleiviated and then I started to feel stiffness in my calfs in both legs.I have been tested for lupus,MS, Thyroid, and arthritis. However the tests came back negative. Advise if you know anything else.
Avatar n tn I also felt the nausea and the pain worsened when hungry and after eating. I found a doctor who told me that I have a peptic ulcer and the reason that I am feeling so much in my back is because of my small frame. (5'5" 114lbs) He put me on Zantac and Carafate every 12 hours along with Claritin because I had a post nasal drip which he said was also irritating the ulcer.
Avatar n tn Then immediately following this finger pain I felt pain in my right foot at the joint of my middle toe. I have no idea what causes this and both of my siblings report similar type of pain issues. Friends think this is quite strange. As a teenager, everyone called these "growing pains" but I am 30 years old and don't believe this title still applies. Any ideas on possible causes? A friend of mine recommended acupuncture but of course I cringe at the thought of needles.
551343 tn?1506834118 I would like to list the issues I've been facing and see what the general opinion is. I have seen a Neurologist, Back/Spine and Pain Management Specialist, (2) PCP, Ophthalmologist, Orthopedic, and Physical Therapist with minimal answers.
Avatar n tn He has no pain, thus far, I believe because he is diabetic. He has had two massive heart attacks and never felt anything. Can we finally see a positive side to diabetes?? LOL Hospice is very helpful, I have worked with them with other family members. Do not hesitate to use them, if available. I am a newly graduated RN, but have seen enough to know that you should not hesitate to give pain medications to terminal cancer patients.... sometimes it is unbearable.
Avatar m tn where do u buy your supplements, we just started the pheno yesterday and I would love to get started on the best foot possible from the very beginning. I have a german shepard, 95 lbs, do you have a recommended dosage.?
Avatar n tn I am 37 years old and in the past week have experienced two bursting events. After the first, which was in my foot right behind the toe line (anyone else get one in the foot?), I convinced myself it was a bug bite or a hard hit, although I couldn't recall either occuring. The second happened yesterday on the back of my right hand at the base of the 3rd finger. The swelling across the 3 center knuckles was so large I thought it would pop right there!
Avatar n tn I wore makeup everyday, and would fix my hair, i don't bother anymore because in 10 minutes of getting to work I will be soaked from head to foot. Does anyone have infected toe nails from sweat dripping into feet? I finally found out why my toes were infected. I also know now why I was laid off of my front desk receptionist job? I was sweating horribly and had to greet people and in my heart I know this is why they let me go. I don't know what to do anymore?
Avatar n tn It lasted about 6 months, the first month I told noone then spoke to my mom about it, we went to my doctor he did a pregnancy test, but I assured him I was not because I am a virgin which was true, they gave me many blood tests an ultrasound, xrays, urine tests and nothing would show, finally my doctor gave me pills for a person with an ulcer, which he ruled out, but it worked after about a month I started to get back to normal. I am also on birth contorl pills to regulate my period.
Avatar n tn I was crushed in a motorcycle accident. (no need for gruesome details), and needed severe pain management. Thus methadone was the answer to get me off other strong opioids. I am weaning and I am in hell.
530191 tn?1214166411 The patient must understand and accept this for their ideal management. Basically, all that needs to be done is treat the hives. The main treatment of hives is antihistamines, and they will work if they are used properly. The most well tolerated initial treatment is the non-sedating antihistamine Claritin. Zyrtec is similar but may sometimes cause sedation. If that doesn't eliminate the hives, a sedating-type of antihistamine (hydroxyzine, cyproheptadine or doxepin) is added at night.
Avatar n tn Treatment included anti-inflammatory medication and cortisone steroids injections and finally I had arthroscopic surgery on my shoulder followed by 10 weeks of physical therapy. In July 2007, I experienced a similar incident with my left foot. I woke up one morning and my foot hurt when I applied pressure my ankle was so swollen I could wear my shoe. The doctor said I had tenderness and swelling in the area of Achilles tendon. X-ray revealed bone spurs.
Avatar n tn I am very prone to bacterial and fungal infections, and it has to to with my body chemistry/ph(prediabetic/hypoglycemic). My mother who is Type 2 Diabetic, experinced these tears along with yeast infections and athletes foot infections all through her 30's and 40's until her diabetes was diagnosed and she got her levels under control.
Avatar n tn I do remember the anus being a bit itchy as well. But basically it is the labia. No STD, just a diabetic. Which I thought was the answer to the problem. But I really don't believe so. I can definately agree with the chapped lips cuts as well. I use anti itch powder, just a little relief though. I do believe I have vaginal dryness and I am sure the powder don't help that at all.
Avatar n tn While Im sorry that others are suffering(?) with the same ailment, I am also glad to find that I am not alone in this. I too have this sudden intake of breath & while its disturbing to have it suddenly begin happening within the last few weeks, like Chang01, its kind of refreshing at the same time. I notice it happens when I am still & my breathing is shallow, leading me to think as others have hinted, that my oxygen level is low & my body is simply doing its job to replace it.