First Aid

By Danni-the-diabetic Latest Reply 2010-01-22 11:29:46 -0600
Started 2010-01-21 23:10:32 -0600

As a diabetic, I must be the slowest healer in the world. One cut can take up to two weeks to heal. Grrr! And infections - I usually catch them before they get too bad - and yes, I know I need to watch out for them. Anywho, I am constantly getting "ouchies" and right now I have a pretty bad cut on my thigh that has been there for two/three weeks. I was putting neosporine and gauze on it but it is still red and ouch to touch. Soooo, I was wondering if their is some kind of awesome antibotic ointment/cream that any of you know of. I mean they have "diabetic" everything, what about ouch cream/ointment?

4 replies

ptsparkle 2010-01-22 11:29:46 -0600 Report

As others, I agree, neosporin works well. But, if your cut is red and hurts to touch?? Is it warm or hot when you feel it compared to areas close to it? If so, it is probably infected, and time for a Dr visit.. Don't let it go too long.

Harlen 2010-01-22 06:27:13 -0600 Report

Yep I have been taking care of cuts and csrapes for a long time and if neo dont help, go to Doc dont let it get to bad.
I have frends that have lost limbs do to not taking care of a cut the right way .
Best wishes

Elrond 2010-01-22 02:20:01 -0600 Report

Neosporin is very good for small cuts. I've also had good results with betadyne (povadone-iodine), both liquid and ointment. Of course, if a wound is large, you need to bite the bullet and visit your friendly neighborhood ER. The same goes for any suspected infections. Don't wait for one to get out of control.

Next Discussion: Self-Esteem »