GANGRENE SYMPTOMS

Gangrene refers to the death of body tissue due to either a lack of blood flow or a serious bacterial infection. Gangrene commonly affects the extremities, including your toes, fingers and limbs, but it can also occur in your muscles and internal organs. Your chances of developing gangrene are higher if you have an underlying condition that can damage your blood vessels and affect blood flow, such as diabetes or hardened arteries (atherosclerosis). Treatments for gangrene include surgery to remove dead tissue, antibiotics and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The prognosis for recovery is better if gangrene is identified early Symptoms When gangrene affects your skin, signs and symptoms may include: Skin discoloration — ranging from pale to blue, purple, black, bronze or red, depending on the type of gangrene you have Swelling or the formation of blisters filled with fluid on the skin A clear line between healthy and damaged skin Sudden, severe pain followed by a feeling of numbness A foul-smelling discharge leaking from a sore Thin, shiny skin, or skin without hair Skin that feels cool or cold to the touch If you have a type of gangrene that affects tissues beneath the surface of your skin, such as gas gangrene or internal gangrene, you may notice that: The affected tissue is swollen and very painful You're running a low-grade fever and generally feel unwell A condition called septic shock can occur if a bacterial infection that originated in the gangrenous tissue spreads throughout your body. Signs and symptoms of septic shock include: Low blood pressure Fever, possibly, though temperature may also run lower than the normal 96.8 F (36 C) Rapid heart rate Lightheadedness Shortness of breath Confusion

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Dry gangrene. Skin becomes shriveled and dry, color ranges from brown to purplish-blue to black. It occurs slowly and most commonly in people who have any blood vessel disease, such as atherosclerosis. Wet gangrene. There is characteristic swelling, blistering and skin appear wet. It can occur after a severe burn, frostbite or injury. Diabetic people are at more risk. The spread of wet gangrene is quick and it can be fatal. • Gas gangrene. It affects deep muscle tissues. Skin becomes pale and then changes to gray or purplish-red color. Skin becomes bubbly in appearance and crackling sound is produced when the affected skin is pressed. • Internal gangrene. Commonly affected internal organs are intestines, gallbladder or appendix. Blood flow to an internal organ is blocked. It can prove fatal if left untreated. • Fournier’s gangrene. The genital organs are affected by this type of gangrene. Fournier’s gangrene occurs as a result of an infection in the genital area or urinary tract and is responsible for genital pain, tenderness, redness, and swelling.

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Dr Ranjit Kumar Poriya Homeopathy Very Very Nice Informative Helpful Post Mam Gangrene Definition & Couse. Thanks,

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Thanks. Never forget Ars alb and anthrax in gangrene. Of course Sec cor as well

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D/D Gangrene / Burgers Disease / Dibetic Foot / Necrosis ???

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Thank you so much for your information

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Nice informative post Doctor

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Informative post

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Diabetic foot

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