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My foot ulcer is not getting better. It's getting deeper. I…

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My foot ulcer is...

My foot ulcer is not getting better. It's getting deeper. I don't know what to put on it so it heals.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I am taking insulin, invokana, janumet

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

My toe was amputated one year ago because I got an infection over a blister like this one

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Health Professional: Dr. Mo, Doctor (MD) replied 2 months ago
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Hi, Dr. Mo here with JA. Please let me review the information and I'll reply shortly.

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Health Professional: Dr. Mo, Doctor (MD) replied 2 months ago

There aren't any effective home remedies for such ulcers.

Have you already had the doctor debride it and remove dead tissue?

That's often the most effective way to get such ulcers to heal.

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Health Professional: Dr. Mo, Doctor (MD) replied 2 months ago

Also, what's your blood sugar running these days?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What type of doctor takes care of removing dead tissue?
Health Professional: Dr. Mo, Doctor (MD) replied 2 months ago

A podiatrist is the ideal person.

They are experts in this matter and can ever arrange for home nurses to come check on you and do proper wound care which can rapidly help an ulcer heal and improve.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you
Health Professional: Dr. Mo, Doctor (MD) replied 2 months ago

You're welcome.

I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

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Health Professional: Dr. Mo, Doctor (MD) replied 2 months ago

Please click on rating when you have a chance.

I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

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Health Professional: Dr. Mo, Doctor (MD) replied 2 months ago

Please let me know if I can clarify anything.

Otherwise I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

Please click on the rating button when ready.

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