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Wound healing in the hyperbaricameral

mikecastle profile image

I had a wound on my foot and would not heal so my foot doctor suggested they put me in the hyperbaric chamber for 60 dive it healed my foot up you should ask about that

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Activity2004Administrator

Hi mikecastle,

Here's some information from the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation's website. The leaflets are free to download/read and/or listen to at any time. There's a free leaflet dealing with Diabetes and Foot Care. Please show it to your doctor at your next appointment. drwf.org.uk/understanding-d...

Hello,Would it be possible to offer an explanation on this "hyperbaric chamber for 60 dive it healed my foot up you should ask about that"?

Thank you.

HBOT reduces swelling while flooding the tissues with oxygen. The elevated pressure in the chamber increases in the amount of oxygen in the blood. HBOT aims to break the cycle of swelling, oxygen starvation, and tissue death.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a potential risk of scuba diving. Other conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include serious infections, bubbles of air in your blood vessels, and wounds that may not heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury.

Hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy sessions last a little over two hours and are generally scheduled once a day, five days a week. Your doctor may prescribe 30 or more treatments before the therapy is complete. How many treatments you have is often dependent on how quickly your condition improves.

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(3) healthblog.uofmhealth.org/h...

Sir, thank you.

Always learning something new from you.

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ramana42Volunteer

Chronic wounds are treated by enclosing the wounded part of the leg in an oxygen-rich chamber until the wound heals. This treatment is available at a Chennai hospital.

Best remedy is to put 3 or 4 tea spoons of regular sugar and cover with bandage and then tie a cloth belt around. Keep changing sugar, clean with alcohol swabs, put new sugar and cover back. Should see healing after 3 or 4 days. ****

Glad to hear it worked for you ... I have heard of HBOT for diabetic wounds (my mom just recovered from one) ... was it just your foot that was enclosed in a hyperbaric chamber or did you have to sit in a hyperbaric chamber? Just to clarify, I understand you had HBOT treatment for 60 days? Many thanks.

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mikecastle in reply to kathy775

It was your whole body.

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kathy775 in reply to mikecastle

Thank you, good to know.

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