Injuries that are minor in a healthy person can have severe consequences when you have diabetes, so good wound care is essential. Because of reduced blood circulation problems people with diabetes are at a much higher risk for complications from ordinary, everyday cuts and scrapes. And unfortunately, skin ulcers can occur in diabetic patients. The ulcers, usually located on the feet, are the result of a combination of nerve damage and impaired circulation that are frequently associated with chronic diabetes.
The management of such wounds can be difficult. Our compound pharmacy prepares a variety of prescription medications that make the management of skin conditions and wounds more effective and convenient for people with diabetes through proper diabetic wound care. Our Las Vegas pharmacy creates compound medications that contain the proper combination of active ingredients, in the most appropriate base, to treat a specific type of wound and meet each individual’s specific needs.
The choice of treatment delivery can be clinically significant. Gels, which are more water soluble than creams or ointments, may be preferable for wound use because a gel can be rinsed from the wound by irrigation. Ointments may contain ingredients which can be absorbed from open wounds and lead to renal toxicity. A polyox bandage can be prepared to contain the active ingredients needed and provide another effective delivery option. Our Las Vegas pharmacy works with patients and practitioners in the area to create medications that are individually formulated to match strength, dosage and form to a patient's specific needs.