Ulcer and Infection

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Ulcer and Infection

If you have developed an ulcer specifically related to your varicose veins, you may find that it often becomes red, hot and may sometimes have fluid or discharge coming out of it.

For those that do not know, an ulcer is a break in the skin resulting in an open wound that is often slow to heal.

For venous ulcers, once they get infected, antibiotics are often used to try to improve it. Unfortunately, you may find that despite using antibiotics the redness does not settle. This is because of the underlying venous disorder causing a lot of inflammation and giving rise to the ulcer in the first place.

It is important to always treat the source or cause in order for the ulcer to heal. Challenging legs include those that have other conditions and risk associated with the ulcer such as diabetes, being overweight and even being a smoker.

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