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    Foot Care in Winter of Diabetic Nephropathy

    2013-11-11 13:50| Font Size A A A

    Foot Care in Winter of Diabetic NephropathyDiabetic Nephropathy is secondary damage of diabetes, which, of course, is susceptible to complications of primary disease. Diabetic foot is commonly seen clinical feature therein, which requires special Foot Care in Winter.

    As we all know, it is a real headache for patients to treat diabetic foot which has high risk of disability. So it is essential for them to draw attention to the protection of Diabetic Nephropathy. The follow-up content is specific factors of foot care in winter.

    1.Keep the foot dry and clean. It is necessary to wash foot through warm water which is lower than 40℃ after temperature measurement by elbow in order to avoid scald. It is worth noting that foot should be dried gently especially the area between the toes. Lubricant or soft skin cream can be applied to dry skin except area between the toes.

    2.Toenail should be trimmed timely of patients with Diabetic Nephropathy who seek for foot care in winter while deep cut is harmful which may damage surrounding tissue. It is improper to trim keratinized tissue with clippers.

    3.Tinea pedis and other foot lesions should be treated as soon as possible.

    4.One of the main principle of foot care in winter is to keep the foot warm. Appropriate methods should be used through wearing cotton socks (either too tight or loose). But don’t use hot-water bag or infrared lamp that patients with Diabetic Nephropathy are easy to be scalded attributes to dull sensation of damaged peripheral nerve, which further leads to infection and necrosis of foot.

    5.Another factor of foot care is demand of shoes, which should be loose-bodied and soft. It is important for patients to check whether there is foreign matter in socks and shoes so as to avoid trauma of patients with Diabetic Nephropathy.

    The content above mainly introduces foot care in winter of diabetic Nephropathy. If you want to know more about healthcare or medicable treatments, please leave a message below or talk to our online service for free.

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