Diabetic foot is a serious health complication resulted from diabetes which aggravates the patient’s clinical condition. It is known to one of the most common causes of hospitalization among people suffering from diabetes. Depending upon the type and severity of the foot problem, treatment option for diabetic foot is decided.
Generally antifungal and antibiotic medications are prescribed for treating mild foot infections. While other diabetic foot problems might require debridement (cleaning the pus and removing of the dead tissue) and use of antibiotics.
Although gangrene (tissue death) cannot be reversed but treatment options are available to prevent it from spreading or getting infected further. Surgical removal of the dead tissue is normally carried out in some cases. Amputation of the affected part of the leg or feet is carried out in extreme cases of diabetic foot injury.