As seen in Chain Drug Review’s Diabetes Care Report.
Approximately 15% of people with diabetes suffer from foot ulcers, and treating them properly can be challenging for the patient. However, failure to do so, with resulting infection, carries the danger of eventual amputation.
A Review and Case Study of Astero® (Lidocaine HCl 4%), a New Prescription Hydrogel for Painful Wounds
By Marc A. Brenner, DPM | Podiatry Management, Clinical Innovations, The Diabetic Foot.
Wound pain has numerous, often interlinked, causes that may relate to the initial injury, the inflammatory response or infection. Pain may also result from interventions, such as dressing removal, cleansing, debridement, compression therapy, or topical treatments. Pain as a result of trauma, particularly during the dressing change procedure, has been described by patients as the worst part of dealing with a wound.1