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#1 judyt


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:50 AM

Hi All,


I am addressing this post particularly to Amanda and others who suffer from ulcers.   My ulcers are as a result of Stasis Dermatitis which is a result of compromised venous return in my legs.   I wear thigh high compression stockings every day and still I have a new ulcer just starting.   They are not as bad as digital ulcers (which I have also had) but they are painful and persistant and take a very long time to heal.


I have just been reading a Facebook post from a young lady named Kirstin in NZ who has very serious ulcers on her arms.   She has been diagnosed with Sclero for at least 5 years I think but in the last year or so she had had these terrible ulcers.


In the past few days somebody from Australia has sent her some samples of a product called AMD Foam.   I have googled it and it seems to have a good basis, being similar to other products whch I have had some luck with.


I wonder if anybody else on the Forums has had any experience with this type of dressing.   I have an appointment at the Hospital Ulcer Clinic next week and I will ask, but I suspect that I will be told it is not available here.   I suspect this because why did it take somebody in Australia to send Kirstin this dressing when she has been in such a terrible state for so long.


Looking forward to hearing if anybody else knows about this.





#2 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:00 PM

Hello Judy


It's an antimicrobial foam designed to tackle bacteria that is preventing wound healing and as such I would be surprised if it was hard to get hold of but if it is there are other antimicrobial foams to try.


I hope that others find it helpful and it's always worthwhile sharing what we find because you never know what might come of it.


Take care.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:05 PM

Hi Amanda,


Great to see you back on line.  


I have been visiting the hospital nurse twice a week since 12 June and she thinks my current ulcer is getting smaller, certainly NOT less painful.   I asked about antimicrobial foam and she muttered away about there being several different ones around but then decided to use a silver dressing for me.


Silver is permitted for only 2 weeks (financial or therapeutic reasons I don't know) so today will be when she has to start using something else - we shall see.