Treatment For Wounds In Diabetics That Never Heal?
Good afternoon. My friend is a sufferer of wet sugar / sugar, he is 57 years old. Around August of last year he had an operation on his back because there was a kind of ulcer, his doctor said by bacteria. however, the last few months in the buttocks near the location of the operation arose a kind of boil again and yesterday broke out pus. the scar is deep and reddish. I want to ask, which antibiotics are good for the process of wound healing? my mom has been consuming sugar medicine regularly too ,.
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Injuries that occur in people with DM have a tendency to become diabetic ulcers. This is caused by damage to arteries (microangiopathy), thus causing blood supply to the wound area to not be smooth. Blood is a carrier of oxygen that cells need to live. So that the wound tends to experience lack of oxygenation. This condition can be a place for growth and development of anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that live in parts of the body that do not have oxygen). These anaerobic bacteria can cause gangrene diabetic ulcers.
If the wound is limited to a normal skin ulcer, which is characterized by the absence of a foul odor (the smell of gangrene) and superficial wounds, then you can give antibiotics commonly used for skin diseases, namely gentamicin ointment. However, if the wound is deep enough so that not all parts of the wound are exposed to air, then you should use the antibiotic gel metronidazole. Namely antibiotics that can eradicate anaerobic bacteria.
You need to know, so that antibiotic drugs are smeared thinly. If the wound is wet, then dry the wound with compress rivanol liquid first. After the wound is dry, a new antibiotic drug can be smeared.
If this incident recurs, you can compress with warm water on boils that have not broken.
Thus hopefully useful.