How can I treat a foot wound that won't heal at home?
First off this is a non diabetic wound. It is located near the heel of my foot and has been very hard to clear up. I have been to four different doctors and specialists and on several rounds of antibiotics. It's alright while I'm on the antibiotics but as soon as I complete them it starts to act up again. Is there anything I can try at home to help heal this wound? Any products I can buy or tricks to keep it from getting infected? Any suggestions will be helpfulIt has been cultured, twice. It isn't an ulcer, it's actually a spot that developed after an injection I received. I've also been using a boot from a doctor that is normally used for stress fractures of the foot and things like that. I've seen a GP, podiatrist, and an infectious disease doctor and nothing they have done seems to work long term. So I'm hoping for some other alternative to try!
Posted 3 years ago in Diabetes by BatteryJinx
I'd suggest a swab be taken , if it's not healing , then it's not healing for a reason. A swab from the wound , and culture may resolve the issue and guid you towards the proper treatment . If it's too small to be swabbed then small biopsy. Tell me , is it an ulcer or a wound? I'd also suggest you don't apply pressure on it while walking . I know it sounds impossible but you can apply pressure on the front of your foot while walking instead of your heal. What was the cause of the wound ?
Soak your foot in an epsom salts "bath" (mix about half a cup in a bucket or basin of hot as you can stand water) before bedtime for about 20 minutes. Put calendula cream on it and apply a sterile dressing overnight. Calendula has natural antibacterial qualities and it heals wounds 50% faster than anything else.Since you've taken so many antibiotics get probiotics from the health food store to restore your good gut bacteria or you'll be more susceptible to future problems. Your gut bacteria comprises 80% of your immune system.
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