Ailment Skin Ulcers

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FAQ's For Skin Ulcers

Skin ulcers look like round open sores with the outer border raised and thick. There may be discoloration, redness, swelling, and an altered skin texture.

Ulcers should be treated swiftly, as they can devolve into infection. Even mild skin ulcers left untreated can get infected and spread to the whole body.

Skin ulcer treatment involves healing the wound, reducing pain and treating any infection before it spreads. The following methods are effective:
Dressing
Antibiotics (oral drugs or ointment for skin ulcers)
Pain medication
Surgery (skin graft)

If the wound does not heal within 2-3 weeks, it is a skin ulcer and must be treated immediately so as to prevent infection.

The main cause of a skin ulcer is poor blood circulation. The following underlying conditions can reduce blood flow in the body.
Diabetes
Atherosclerosis
Pressure in a localized area
Venous insufficiency

Skin ulcers are open sores in the skin resulting from poor blood flow. Reduced blood circulation in the body can prevent wound healing, causing painful sores in the skin. Ulcers should be treated swiftly, as they can devolve into an infection. Even mild skin ulcers left untreated can get infected and spread to the whole body.

Skin ulcers look like round open sores with the outer border raised and thick. Some other symptoms of skin ulcers include:
Itchiness
Discoloration
Redness
Swelling
Tenderness
Pain
Altered skin texture
Yellow or green pus (indicates infection)

The main cause of a skin ulcer is poor blood circulation. The following underlying conditions can reduce blood flow in the body.
Diabetes
Atherosclerosis
Pressure in a localized area
Venous insufficiency

Skin ulcer treatment involves healing the wound, reducing pain, and treating any infection before it spreads. The following methods are effective:
Dressing
Antibiotics (oral drugs or ointment for skin ulcers)
Pain medication
Surgery (skin graft)

For mild skin ulcers, home remedies such as the following should do the trick:
Honey—Long known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits, honey can be used on dressings to heal ulcers.
Turmeric—Grind a paste of turmeric and water in a 2:1 ratio and apply it onto the wound. Otherwise, look out for a good turmeric cream for ulcers.
Saline solution—Wash with a saline solution to disinfect the sore. If severe, take the assistance of a trained nurse.
Leg elevation—Prop up the leg with pillows or a stool to prevent blood flow
Compression socks—These reduce inflammation by increasing blood flow back up to the heart.

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