Need help for chronic leg ulcers or sores? A prescription ointment containing papain and urea may help. Regular use of the product helps break down dead skin or tissue in wounds, a process known as debridement. This allows dead cells to be more easily removed and promotes healing. A doctor who specializes in wound care can help develop treatment plans to decrease the severity of chronic leg skin ulcers, a problem that is caused by poor circulation in the veins that carry blood from the legs to the heart.
Treating and Preventing Skin Ulcers