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My husband has a toe fissure under his big toe with type 2 diabetes

Hi, my husband has a toe fissure under his big toe . When first discovered about 5 wks. ago, he was put on two antibiotics . Since then he has been going to the foot specialist once a week to get it cleaned and scraped. The doctor told him it would take a long time to heal as it has to heal from the inside out. He just went again three days ago, and today it looks as if his toe is swollen and inflamed. He will probably go back today to see what is happening. We are a bit nervous as he is a type 2 diabetic. Does this course of treatment sound right?
Asked On : Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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  User's Response
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Your doctor must has suggest you it take time to heal since he is Diabetic. Diabetic patient had late healing. how is his diabetes now. Is he in regular medicine and sugar level under control. Unless his sugar level control its hard to heal although taking antibiotics. Follow your doctor and regular check up if not heal
Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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Yes the treatment is correct. Please make sure his blood sugar levesl are under controlled, if they are not this will not heal!

Alternative medicine like homeopathy can help here, can be taken along with his regular medication.


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Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
Dietitian & Nutritionist Ms. Ketki's  Response

As he is diabetic; it takes more time to heal any injury!!

Start with vit. C tb. for proper healing. Give an idea about your Vit. C supplementation to your Dr. As well.

Follow extreme foot care. compulsory diabetic foot wares only. Don't let him walk bare feet even at home !! Continue the Rx and very frequent visits to Dr.

due to loss of sensations in diabetics ; any small injury can lead to amputation also.
So, be regular in follow up. Then nothing to worry.

Wish you all the best. get well soon.

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Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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