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A Journal on Phlebology
Acta Phlebologica 2009 April;10(2):55-61
Alloch thermal water and oedemas and ulcers in lower limb
Bucci S. 1, Lui P. 2
1 Direttore Sanitario Terme di Dolomia , Loc. Antico Bagno Pozza di Fassa (TN), Direttore Sanitario dell’Ospedale Pellegrino, C Castiglione delle Stiviere (MN)
2 Dermatologo Specialista, Ambulatorio Sumai Ospedale Carlo Poma (MN), Docente Wound Care
Object. This work wants to value the activity of thermal water rich in mineral salts applied on oedemas and ulcers of lower limb. The action of those waters is based on their chemical and physical characteristics. Water’s beneficial effects on venous and lymphatic stasis is well known.
Method. Through capillaroscopy study is possible to monitor the effectiveness of various vasoactive therapies. Even in thermalism those instrument may be useful to understand the utility of these treatment. Patients have been divided into two groups: 1. patients with lymphatic- venous problems; 2. patients with perimalleolar ulcers . Struments used are: eco-color-doppler (esaote) con sonda da 7,5 Mherz; fotofinder dermoscope capillaroscopy (digital videodermatoscopy).
Results. Oedemas received benefits as reducing swelling and less pericapillary deposit. Everything comes as in the beginning in three months. For patients with ulcers: Thermal water gave a valid cleaning of fibrinoid necrosis and a reduction of exudation. It has seen the best result on the exudant lesions with good improvement in healing.
Conclusion. This study underline that thermal water rich in sulphur-calcium-magnesium-fluorite show a reaction always present and well definable. Water surely has a valid use in exudative phase of detersion. Their use in association with other medication enforces validity and shortens healing processes.