Every diabetic patient needs to regularly inspect their feet to time-end the created wounds and prevent the formation of a chronic wound.

 

Likewise, people with known leg arteriosclerosis or deep vein thrombosis should report to the physician due to the changed skin color or pain.

Frequently, only a clinical examination is required for the diagnosis, but tests such as RTG, CT, and MR may reveal hidden subcutaneous gas.

Gangrene is a severe infection and treatment has to be done at the hospital.

Gangrene Treatment Requires:

  • Debridement wounds (wound cleansing, removal of dead, infected tissue by the surgical route to prevent the spread of infection) – in severe cases of amputation,
  • Antibiotic,
  • Antitoxin for Clostridium (Case Infertility) bacteria,
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (oxygen therapy under high pressure for severe cases).

If you have recently had an open injury and you have elevated body temperature, chills, thinning, weakness, maleness and swollen, reddening and numbness around the wounds – contact your doctor immediately!

Despite the treatment, mortality from gas gangrene is still high.

Fortunately, in developed countries because of the availability of healthcare and maintenance of high-level hygiene, serious forms of the disease are rare.

Source: https://www.krenizdravo.rtl.hr/zdravlje/bolesti-zdravlje/gangrena-uzroci-simptomi-i-lijecenje