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No improvement with antibiotics for an wound due to diabetes. What is the next step? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Dec-2013
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User:hello doctor
User:I am XXXX I have a query regarding my mother
Doctor:ask me
User:She is 42 years old and diabetic since 8 years
User:'since six months she is suffering from a wound in right foot
User:which is caused due to diabetes
Doctor:Have you posted a query to Diabetologist on the same?
User:inspite of using so many antibiotic medicines suggested by specialists there is no betterment
User:I have posted
Doctor:I am sorry about that
Doctor:The cause for non healing of the wound is high sugar levels
User:as per one specialist there is no blood circulation for that finger
Doctor:Perhaps, with insulin faster recovery is possbile
User:he is suggesting for Vaccuum therapy
User:as per him it will help improve the circulation of blood and help healing the wound
User:is it possible?
Doctor:You can proceed with the vcaccum therapy
User:and another doctor is suggesting amputation
User:of that finger
User:we are in dilemma
Doctor:You can try vacuum therapy initiallu
User:we have consulted few more diabetic spelialists
User:they said the same
Doctor:It has proven good results
User:that insuline might improve the condition
Doctor:insulin will definitely help
User:ok thank you
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:any more doubts?
User:a general query if you dont mind
User:have you any idea about how much does vacuum therapy cost
User:one doctor said it might cost 20000
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:I am not aware of the exact cost
Doctor:IT should be between 20000 to 30000
User:ok np thank you so much for your time
Doctor:my pleasure
User:ok thanks for the guidance
Doctor:Wish your mother a quick recovery
User:thank you bye
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