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Pressure Sore

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Mandie4711
Mandie4711 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited January 2023 in Start here and say hello!
I am disabled with limited mobility and I have a pressure sore on the top of my foot from tight slipper. I’m concerned about it as yesterday it was dry but brownish in colour then I changed the type of dressing and today it looks horrible. I can’t get an appointment with Dr . I struggle getting out the house and into a car. I’m concerned as don’t know what to do. The first picture was yesterday and second picture is today after different dressing. Pictures 1Dry but brown 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,102 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unfortunately, we are not medical professionals so we can't give any medical advice. I'd advise you to speak to your GP or nurse if you have any concerns.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    You need to get it looked at in case it's infected call your gp you could send them pictures . District nurses can come out and do dressings and monitor it 

    Don't leave it 
  • Community_Scope
    Community_Scope Posts: 1,008 Scope online community team
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    Hello @Mandie4711

    We just want to let you know we’ve edited your comment because it contained images which might be distressing or upsetting for other members. For more information about why we removed this, please consider our online community house rules.

    All the best,

    Alex

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Mandie4711 I can appreciate how much of a worry this is for you, so thanks for reaching out. It's always advisable to get in touch with a medical professional if you have any concerns over your body, health or wellbeing. 

    Does your GP surgery offer any form of online consultation like an econsult service? 

    If you are very worried and would like more urgent help, I would encourage you to contact the NHS 111 service.

    I see Jane has suggested district nurses, could you ask for someone to come out to you from your surgery?

    Do you have any friends or family who can help support you at the moment, or any carers who you could speak to about it? 
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  • Mandie4711
    Mandie4711 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    janer1967 said:
    You need to get it looked at in case it's infected call your gp you could send them pictures . District nurses can come out and do dressings and monitor it 

    Don't leave it 
    District nurse won’t come out and tried Dr all last week but no appointments at all. The surgery doesn’t have online services unfortunately. 
  • Mandie4711
    Mandie4711 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Hi @Mandie4711 I can appreciate how much of a nworry this is for you, so thanks for reaching out. It's always advisable to get in touch with a medical professional if you have any concerns over your body, health or wellbeing. 

    Does your GP surgery offer any form of online consultation like an econsult service? 

    If you are very worried and would like more urgent help, I would encourage you to contact the NHS 111 service.

    I see Jane has suggested district nurses, could you ask for someone to come out to you from your surgery?

    Do you have any friends or family who can help support you at the moment, or any carers who you could speak to about it? 
    Tried GP all last week no appointments available. No online services with them either. I feel alone and worried. 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    District nurse won’t come out and tried Dr all last week but no appointments at all. The surgery doesn’t have online services unfortunately. 
    I'm sorry to hear this @Mandie4711, keep trying with the district nurse, and give 111 a call if you can.

    If you're asked to go to the doctors to get this seen to as an emergency and you need support, is there anyone close by who could help with that?
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