Dermal Ulcers

  1. Skin Care and Incontinence: 3 easy steps to prevent incontinence skin problems

    People with incontinence (urinary or fecal) tend to have excessive moisture build up around their buttocks, hips, and genitals.  Skin irritations are caused by excessive moisture.  Caregivers and users of incontinence products should be on the lookout for skin with the appearance of redness, peeling, or perineal dermatitis (diaper rash).  Yeast infections are also very common skin ailments in incontinent people.  Yeast infections on the skin can be very uncomfortable and often painful.  They are easy to identify with their fiery red appearance and itchy burning sensation.  Treatment with an anti-fungal cream is often necessary in order to heal.

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  2. The Severity Of Dermal Ulcers

    A dermal ulcer is a sore that develops on the skin followed by destruction of the tissue surrounding it. Tissue destruction leads to complete loss of skin; the size and depth of the ulcer depends on the severity of what exactly is causing it. Dermal ulcers are more common on the skin of the arms and legs.

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  3. #Diabetes in America, tips to save your diabetic feet

    Current diabetes trends show that by 2050 nearly 1 out of 3 American adults will have a diabetes diagnosis.  A staggering 60% of the non-traumatic lower limb amputations are performed on diabetics.1  Keeping your feet healthy is only one challenge diabetics face.  Simple actions can help reduce the risk of major complications such as gangrene, limb amputation or diabetic ulcers.

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  4. Tips To Stay Safe During The Winter Season

    The winter season is in full force across much of the country. The blizzard cold weather along with the constant snow fall makes it tough on people with medical conditions. Don’t worry about the weather.  Allegro Medical has what you need to make your winter season less of a hassle and more of a small nuisance. Here are some helpful items that are both unique and will make your life easier this winter season.

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  5. Top 5 Wound Care Products

    Top 5 Wound Care Products

    Wound care is rather a complex topic especially for the aging population.    Wounds can be caused by diseases that cause skin integrity issues or from accidents resulting in injury.  In our aging population, chronic ulcers are a frequent concern related to diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and limited mobility.   If you are suffering from a wound, or caring for an individual with a wound, you should always consult a medical specialist for the best treatment options and procedures.   Healing of ulcers takes time and proper supplies.    While complete wound healing is the ultimate goal, maintaining a palliative effect for a chronic wound may be acceptable.1 AllegroMedical.com customers looking for wound care supplies seek products that are:

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  6. Most Popular Creams and Ointments

    Lubriderm Skin Therapy Lotion Maintaining healthy skin can be challenging for anyone, especially in the winter months, but even more so for caregivers and practitioners. Rashes, fungus, skin breakdown or the threat of skin tears are a constant battle and a true test of perseverence.   Skin Care is much easier with today's ultra-formulated medical creams and emollient-rich ointments - available to consumers and caregivers without a prescription. 

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  7. Wound Care Products for Pressure Sores and Diabetic Ulcers

    Wound Care Products for Pressure Sores and Diabetic Ulcers

    Mepilex Border Self-Adherent Absorbent Foam Dressing If you have a bedsore, diabetic ulcer or other dermal ulcer, or you are caring for someone who does, it is critical that you are receiving assistance or advice from a medical specialist.  Treating pressure sores (bedsores) and dermal ulcers can be challenging as these wounds heal slowly and must be attended to carefully.  Treatment plans includes everything from pressure reduction to wound cleaning/debridement, wound dressings, hydrotherapy, antibiotics, dietary supplements and muscle spasm relief.  Even with the best of care, sometimes surgery is required.

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