Apparently, for beach goers living in Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, stepping on a pop top requires no more treatment than downing a blender full of booze, crushed ice and some table salt. But for the people living with diabetes in the world, summer pop top injuries are much more serious. As a matter of fact, a diabetic’s predisposition towards developing neuropathy, circulatory and immune system problems makes the cuts and bacteria associated with such beach season injuries potentially deadly. That’s the chief reason why it is so vital to treat foot injuries with the right medicines and dressings.
So which dressings are ideal for treating a diabetic’s summer foot injuries? Experts widely agree that moist ones are wonderful at controlling exudate but they are not always an appropriate choice. As such, it is not uncommon for doctors to recommend a vast array of dressings to their injured, diabetic and pre-diabetic patients. Some of the more popular dressings are hydrocolloids, hydrogels, hydrocellular foams, polyurethane films and calcium alginates.
Hydrocolloid and hydrogel dressings are excellent to use when a foot injury is producing a moderate about of discharge. Hydrocelluar foams, on the other hand, are ideal for situations when heavy discharge is present. Polyurethane films and calcium alginates may be used for lightly exuding foot injuries and in conjunction with other wound dressings.
The list of additional dressings used to treat diabetics’ summer wounds includes, but is not limited to silver, iodine, protease modulating, PHMB, low-adherent silicone, honey and odor control. Depending on the situation, they may be paired with topical antimicrobial ointments, oral antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, surgical debridement and larval therapy.
Knowing all of this, at Diabetes Health Supplies, we keep a huge assortment of dressings in stock. So pre-diabetics, diabetics and their family members will be able to find just what their doctors’ ordered. To find the wound dressing that is right for any given diabetic foot injury, please contact us by dialing (866) 622-4984 FREE.