I have diabetes-2 and oedema swelling in my legs. Having a bath and after flanneling a slight skin swelling near my left ankle filled with lymph fluid a 2 inch patch of skin came off and was weeping slightly.Drying it, applying surgical spirit and leaving it exposed to the air for a day and night nothing much has changed so I have applied a Granuflex patch to cover it, which has helped create new skin over minor damage before.Would appreciate your comments.Regards, XXXXX XXXXX t o.
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 83
Have today applied a Granuflex patch over a 2 inch patch of raw skin on my lower left leg which came off flanneling it in the bath.
Had a heart attack in 2003, have diabetes-2 and asciated with it oedema, CLL and a benign enlarged prostrate, all under control without the use of pharma drugs, using natural supplemts only.
Hi. I will do my best to advise. However, please note that this does not substitute an in-person consultation with a doctor.
any injury in someone with diabetes needs to be looked at in person by a doctor
as it can get infected and then ulcerate
granuflex is a good option
but it would still be a good idea to see your GP/ practice nurse if possible
Thanks, Sasi and have made an appointment with a private Spire Hospital Dermatoly specialist to have a look at what this patch of skin will look like after having left to Granuflex path in place for 7 days as suggested.
good..sounds like an excellent plan
which dermatologist are you seeing?
http://www.spirehealthcare.com/bristol/our-facilities-treatments-and-consultants/our-consultants/dr-clive-archer/ or can you suggest one which specialises in that type of skin injury ?
Dr. Archer is quite reputable. You will be in good hands.
not to worry
Thanks for your excellent response ! Signing off now, Take care !
MRCP (London, UK), CCT-Dermatology (UK).