open wounds on lower legs

cardlady
By cardlady Latest Reply 2010-06-27 07:58:32 -0500
Started 2010-02-01 11:26:12 -0600

HELP. I have open wounds on the back of both legs that just do not seem towant to heal. Is there and treatments others have used that could help?
Thanx, Cardlady Sandi


10 replies

cardlady
cardlady 2010-02-20 15:31:20 -0600 Report

Hello friends, Just wanted to let you know the doc said we are doing all we can do at this time. He put me on a medicine that is suppose to stimulate blood flow into my lower legs. So i guess all I can do is what they tell me to and keep praying huh?
Sandi

Kirla
Kirla 2010-02-01 20:57:08 -0600 Report

My legs were a mess before being diagnosed. I wouldn’t even wear shorts outside the house. Since being diagnosed my blood sugars dropped a lot. It took only about 6 weeks or so to get my blood sugar close to normal. My last 3 A1C’s have all been less than 6. Now my legs are picture perfect. Get your blood sugar under control and your legs should clear up quick. If any signs of infection occur get medical attention ASAP.

Good luck
Kevin

cardlady
cardlady 2010-02-16 19:07:36 -0600 Report

Thank you Kirla, I do have my blood sugars under control but I have poor circulation due to the diabetes and my heart doesn't work right. I see the doc again tomorrw so I will send you an update then.
Sandi

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-02-01 16:00:46 -0600 Report

Please follow Lisa's advice. See your Doctor as soon as possible. Don't wait weeks or months for your nest appointment. A simple wound can become infected easily.You need help before it becomes serious.

Monalisa
Monalisa 2010-02-01 11:39:27 -0600 Report

Cardlady, Hi
The best you can do (urgently) is go to your doctor right away and have him check it out! He might give you antibiotics…Then try to keep your blood glucose in low numbers and the area of the wounds clean and dry, but please go to your doctor ASAP!!!
Please let us know your outcome.

Hugs…LISA

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2010-02-01 13:53:40 -0600 Report

Lisa is correct, see the Dr. right away. Open wounds lead to infection, and that could lead to amputation. Nothing to take lightly, and not meant to scare you, just a worse case scenario.
Jim

cardlady
cardlady 2010-02-16 19:04:53 -0600 Report

Lisa thank you so much for the info. I have been having a home health nurse come onc a week and she is putting "uniboots" on both legs. I did check on Webmd.com and they did suggest 2 meds to take to help the circulation to my legs. I see the doc again tomorrw so I will let ya know what he says. T I thank all of you for your response and advice. I am blessed to have friends on the site.
Sandi

Rex. CH
Rex. CH 2010-04-04 17:09:19 -0500 Report

Hi cardlady are the uniboots doing any good ? I have had them was not much help my bs has never been hight my circulation is good my legs is why I went to the in the frist place would like to know the name of the 2meds u got so I can ask my dr.not too good writeing but hope u the best of everthing God bless Rev. CH

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