I was diagnosed w peri neuropathy 3 yrs ago, cause still not known. I made a stupid mistake about 5 days ago and slept using an electric blanket. I just truly forgot they are a no- no. So, the next morning I have 2 spots about the size of a grapefruit, round, w a hard white silver dollar sized center. I thought it was some kind of weird rash and took pics to show rheumy on next visit.. A couple of days go by, the centers that were hard and white start oozing and cracking. The next day, I realize they are probably burns, start using neosporin several times a day w gauze dressing, finally I went to a after hours clinic thurs night as it hurt to put weight on it and was very hot to the touch. So, the wound gets debreded (sp) and burn ointment and gauged up, I get scripts for bactrim ultram burn cream and a worm
Nd care mesh like substance called oasis that I found out would be $ 2k even w my generally good insurance.. The doc at clinic is sending me a referral to a wound care physician in the am, but commented that insurance is very tricky w wound care. Anyone gone to a wound care specialist w blue cross blue shield.. Or know anything useful about healing wounds w neuropathy, this is my first. Thanks for your time, I can't really walk, have 2 kids and need to be mobile ASAP - thanks again
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.