After 9 years taking care of my wounds myself, i’ve unfortunately become somewhat of a pro at it, BUT now I’m looking for others who have experience trying to heal persistent leg ulcers and to see what medications and/or wound care products do you use??
Among other things, for me and my pain, this combination works very well:
Starting from the wound:
1) Bactigras (prevents sticking/tearing while changing)
2) Biatin IBU (IBU = Ibuprofen for added pain relief)
3) Lightly wrap with 4″ Cling to hold everything in place
4) 2-Layer Coban Compression Wraps (prevents swelling / keeps pressure)
NOTE: Silver & Honey have the most profound skin-healing properties known to man. I don’t have any products listed above with either, this is only because I’m highly allergic to Silver (Go figure) and Honey has proved to cause my wounds pain trying to clean and remove any debris.
Naproxen 500mg x2/day (swelling)
Ratio-Oxycocet x4-6/day (pain)
Tizanidine 4mg (nerve pain)
Hydromorph Contin 3mg (extreme pain)
Some creams are more harmful than intended depending on how often your legs are wrapped up. Like in my case were my legs have been wrapped 24/7 for 9 years now, some creams soften the surrounding skin even more, ultimately worsening the wounds all around. Pay close attention to what creams you use and what they contain.
Please list what you do to help heal your wounds.
Martin R. Lemieux
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