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02 Feb 2010

veinous ulcer
I have managed to heal a Veinous ulcer by using altrauman ag wound dressing,compression bandages and exercises for circulation in the ankle area.The ulcer opening has been reduced to the size of a 10 cent piece but it donot want to grow skin.I have been using Bactoban under the siver dressing to keep the wound moist..Any sugeestion on how to proceed to get the opening covered.?
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Deon
Try Granuflex dressing - cut it to cover the ulcer with a 3 cm border. You have to keep it on and closed for 3-4 days at a time and it should make a yellowish fluid - this is normal.
Dr Bets
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