Indian Dermatology Online Journal

: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 396-

Venous leg ulcer: Management aspect in Indian scenario

Vishalakshi Vishwanath 
 Department of Dermatology, Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane, Maharashtra, India

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Vishalakshi Vishwanath
Head of Department, Dermatology, Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane, Maharashtra

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Vishwanath V. Venous leg ulcer: Management aspect in Indian scenario.Indian Dermatol Online J 2014;5:396-396

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Vishwanath V. Venous leg ulcer: Management aspect in Indian scenario. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];5:396-396
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In India, many indigenous and traditional home remedies are commonly used including honey, neem oil, Aloe vera. However, there are no evidence based studies to advocate their use in leg ulcers. Honey-impregnated dressings did not significantly improve venous ulcer healing at 12 weeks compared with usual care in a large community-based open-label randomized trial (Level B). [1] Activated charcoal has been tried in malodorous leg ulcers. [2] Boiled potato peel (PP) dressing has been used in chronic leg ulcers (Level D). [3] The PP dressing acts as a barrier, thereby protecting the wound against exogenous agents and secondly the cork layer of the PP prevents dehydration, thereby providing a moist environment which is the single most important factor for wound healing. Honey-impregnated dressings have been used for its antiseptic/antibacterial effects and have shown a favorable outcome in wound healing in burn patients; in comparison to boiled PPs [4] and silver sulfadiazine. [5] (Level C).


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