I am nurse and I had never heard of such a product, so I googled it. I wouldn't use it, but I can't give medical advice, just lupus friend advice. I agree, she needs a different doctor, as soon as possible. She deserves pain management as a patient right, first of all. The idea of a life threatening infection is scary. There are wound care specialists that treat that kind of wound. In the old days, wounds were debrided, (the dead tissue surgically removed)because healing can't start until the dead tissue is cleaned away, and packed with gauze. Now we know that wounds heal best in a moist environment, and we use alot of dressings called hydrocolloids. Fleshy colored, soft padded adhesive dressings that cover a wound to keep it moist, but allow oxygen in to encourge healing, but keep germs out. Please don't wait, and hint, hint, the fastest way to get to a specialist is often through a teaching hospital's
If you can see the bone, or if it isn't healing after a few weeks, and the pain is that severe, and your doctor isn't fixing you.... you deserve to have one that will. You know what they say about
the squeaky wheel. God Bless, and keep us posted, suetoo
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, Voltaren, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone prn.