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Treating and Preventing Skin Ulcers

Published: March 1, 2010

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.

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