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Effective treatment for Non-healing ulcersDefinitionAny wound or ulcer on skin that has been present for 3-4 weeks duration, without healing iscalled Non-healing ulcerSymptoms of Non-healing ulcersThe following are some of the symptoms of Non-healing ulcers :Causes:Some of the major causes are listed under:1. Vascular congestion,2. Infection (mostly due to resistant bacteria)3. Poor nutritional4. Diabetes mellitus5. Some systemic disease such as SLE (Systemic Lupus)5. Unknown causesNon healing ulcer generally does not respond to conventional therapies in few weeks oftreatment.There are a few types of Non-healing ulcers:1. Pressure ulcers2. Venous stasis ulcer3. Diabetic Ulcer4. Arterial ulcer6. Pyoderma gangrenosum6. Marjolins ulcerPressure Ulcers:Pressure ulcers are formed when skin and tissue are compressed leading to decrease incirculation and oxygen to the area, causing tissue damage. Most often found on lower limbsespecially heels and buttocks. These are commonly found in people confined to bed orwheelchair, inability to shift positions, poor nutrition, etc.Venous Stasis ulcer:Venous stasis ulcers account for 70 to 80 percent of all lower extremity ulcers. In Varicose veinsdue to venous blood stagnation and created pressure there is damage of valves in the legs. Itresults in tissue swelling, increase in pressure, and formation of venous ulcers. These ulcers aremostly on medial side of ankle, mostly around the maleoli and calf.Management involves assessment of blood flow to the extremity, wound management,compression stockings and/or wraps.Diabetic Ulcer: These ulcers result from damage to peripheral nerves due to diabetes. They aremost commonly found on bottom of the foot or on the foot.
Arterial ulcer:These ulcers are due to reduced arterial blood supply to lower limbs. Most common causes areatherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease. Arterial ulcers are mostly on distal extremitiesand are sharply demarcated and painful with little granulation tissue. Mainly occur on toes, heels,and bony prominences of foot. The toenails thicken and become opaque and maybe lost,Gangrene may set in. Onset can be precipitated by trauma.Management involves assessment of blood flow to the extremity, wound management.Pyoderma gangrenosum: These are small ulcers that begin as painful, pus-filled sores that uniteinto a non-bacterial sore within days. These are usually found on the exterior surfaces of the legsor the face.Pyoderma gangrenosum is an immune-mediated, inflammatory condition commonlyassociated with inflammatory bowel disease and immuno-deficient states.Marjolins ulcer:Non-healing ulcers developing in burn scars. it can be malignant in nature later on. Today, theterm Marjolins ulcer is used to describe a cancer arising from any site of chronic inflammation.Marjolins ulcers occur most often on the extremities and in wounds that have been present for30 years or more.Diagnosis:Diagnosis of Non-healing ulcers is based on physical examination and specific tests such asBiopsy, Magnetic resonance imaging of Non-healing pressure ulcers, Doppler flow-metry of legarteries or Doppler Ultra-sonography of the lower limb venous system.Important facts:Avoid walking barefoot. Wearing compression stockings, skin care (Keep legs and feet clean anddry, lubricate dry skin), avoid cuts, cracks, abrasions. Leg elevation and calf exercise arerecommended.Patients are encouraged to decrease their risk factors (e.g., smoking, tobacco, etc.) and to manageco-existing conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol.Homeopathic treatment for Non-healing ulcersConventional Treatment:Topical antibacterial agents, Antiseptics, Antibiotics, Skin grafting, Reconstructive surgery,angioplasty, amputation, Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy.Diabetic ulcers have a high incidence of infection, which further slows the healing process.Cleansing and semi-permeable foam dressing is recommended along with diabetes control.Venous ulcers are also susceptible to infection. Venous eczema is seen in severe cases.
In Marjolins ulcer, wide excision followed by skin grafting is recommended. Elective lymphnode dissection has been suggested because of the high rate of metastasis. Finally, amputationmay be recommended for recurrent disease, or when a Marjolins ulcer is associated withunderlying osteomyelitis (ulcerated bone).Homeopathic treatment for Non-healing ulcersHomeopathy has very good medicines for treating non- healing ulcers. Homeopathic remediesdirectly enhance the inherent healing capacity and treat by addressing the underlying causes asdescribed above. All cases are assessed individually and treated according to the underlyingetiology.Document Source: http://www.mindheal.orgMindheal Homeopathy is a leading homeopathic treatment center in Mumbai, India.