Diabetic Foot

Diabetic foot is one of the complications of the metabolic disorder diabetes mellitus. In foot problems due to diabetes, the nerve and blood vessels of the feet get damaged due to persistently elevated blood sugar levels. It is characterized by loss of sensation, tingling, long-standing nonhealing painful ulcers, pus drainage, necrosis, gangrene, etc.

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What could be the cause of pus accumulation in my leg's wound?

Query: Hello doctor, My left leg suffered from a gigantic wound. Firstly, that looked like filaria but after some time, it became yellow and full of pus. And now pus is flowing.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. As you have developed pus inside your leg that means your leg is severely infected. In my opinion, you need surgical intervention in the form of incision and drainage of the w...  Read Full »

I am a diabetic diagnosed with gangrene and lower limb blockage. What is the treatment for it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic and blood pressure patient diagnosed with lower limb blockage of the leg. Gangrene is present as well.I am worried. What is the treatment for this problem? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Based on the results presented (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there is severe arterial insufficiency, which is why gangrene is present. Gangrene and lymphadenopathy are a consequence of insufficiency. ...  Read Full »

I have diabetes and suffering from a toe infection. Please suggest medication.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55-year-old male with diabetes. I am in relatively good health, but I do have an infected toe. I need antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Swaminath Venkatapathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is great to know that you are generally in good shape, except for the infected toe. It is important to know if the infection started on its own or due to an injury? If there is an ulcer on the sole side of the toe? Duration of the infection? If the toe is swollen, a...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use honey on a diabetic foot ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a diabetic foot ulcer that is taking forever to heal. Yes, I am seeing a podiatrist and following my foot care to his instructions. My question is;Is using 'honey' on the ulcer alright to use and will it work? I did a lot of research and all of them report a quicker healing. Res...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have a diabetic foot. Yes, there are honey dressing materials available in hospitals for quicker healing of DM foot. The antibacterial properties of honey it seems are beneficial. Hope you ...  Read Full »

Despite the surgery and wound dressing, there are some black spots inside my father's left big toe ulcer. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My father has an ulcer on his left big toe. A small operation has cleared the area, but some black spots are still inside.Why is this happening? I dress his wound every day.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am assuming that since you raised a query for diabetology, and considering your description, it is a diabetic foot ulcer. Diabetic foot ulcers are among the most common complications of patients with diabetes mellitus, which is not well controlled, the result of poor...  Read Full »

What can we do for faster recovery of diabetic foot ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 53 years old  and she weighs 60 kg. She has fell down and tried home remedy for foot but, the foot has become worse. Now she is hospitalized. Her sugar level was 295 on the first day and now they have controlled it with insulin and today her sugar level is 180. What can w...  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the pictures, it is a clearly indicative of diabetic foot ulceration (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since she has uncontrolled diabetes, the nerves and blood vessels to the foot have been affected and have become ulcerated. The depth of the w...  Read Full »

I am a diabetic patient with leg injury. How long does it take to heal?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 55-year-old male with diabetes, taking medications regularly. Last week my toe got a hit on the doorstep. I do not have pain, but the injury is not healing. So I took tests like complete blood count, blood sugar level, and thyroid profile. The fasting blood sugar level was 130 mg/dL...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.1) Tetanus injection is effective within 6 hours of injury.2) Do not apply oil.3) Avoid sugary substances like honey, white sugar, cane sugar, brown sugar, rice, biscuits, and juices.4) Eat fruits like papaya, guava, and kiwi.5) Eat millets, bread, and multigrain flour.6...  Read Full »

My father is a chronic diabetes patient with a diabetic foot infection. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is a 52-year-old diabetic patient. He has had diabetes for the past five years. The values were around 340 when we did the sugar test, and his BP was 140. He has also got an infection in his leg, due to which he has been feeling weak for the last two weeks. He is currently takin...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Please give your father the following: For diabetes, stop tablet Okamet 500 and give: 1. Tablet Reclimet (Gliclazide and Metformin) twice a day. 2. Capsule Amree plus by Aimil pharma twice a day. For infection of the leg: 1. Clean it ...  Read Full »

I am a diabetic patient presenting with clear fluid on the tip of big toes on both legs. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a diabetic patient. I have a clear fluid on the tip of my big toes on both legs. I do not know what to do. I have controlled my sugar levels.   Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It presents with a lot of inflammation and redness. Do not attempt to burst them at home. I do not know your diabetic history and the medications that are taken. It can occur due to walking on bare feet or ill-fitting or tight footwear or it c...  Read Full »

What can cause on and off feet swelling and fluid leak in diabetics?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my dad who is 75 years. In the last two months, one week he has been housebound and the initial one month, he was completely bedridden. He slipped twice on the first day. That is how it all started. His right leg could not carry the weight of his body. He is approx 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. He needs to be seen by a podiatric surgeon, or a surgeon who deals with foot care. Being an elderly diabetic with limb swelling, it is always safe to get a Doppler (both arterial and venous) of the limbs done. Arterial doppler rules out any block or reduced flow an...  Read Full »

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