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Swollen toe. Diagnosed as diabetic ulcer. Have controlled sugar level. Need help

I am Alvis from India. I have a swollen left big toe for the past 20 days. I have seen 2 doctors till today and they have prescribed some antibiotic tablets and have prescribed it as diabetic ulcer . When I went to the doctor first, there was no sore or wound. It was just swelling of the toe. After that the second doctor said he need to remove the fluid from the toe and made a hole. My sugar is well under control. Please help
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
As you are diabetic, your lesion at big toe requires giving attention.
You might develop diabetic foot or even rare chance of having gangrene.
Consult diabetic foot surgeon and get examined.
Do not wait more and get examined.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi Alvis, thanks for writing to HCM.

The healing process of a wound in diabetic patients is tend to be slower owing to many different biological processes involved.

The wounds in the foot are notorious for becoming infected and result in chronic ulcers.

So it is a must to protect the wound from the pressure bearing area by wearing some silicone pads in the footwear. Regular dressings & proper antibiotic coverage is essential to hasten the healing process.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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