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Are antibiotics an effective treatment for pressure sores

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes and No: Only if bacterial infestation has occurred causing infection. Dr. J.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No! No! No! : The primary approach is wound care with relief of pressure and nutritional support.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
No: Antiobiotics are part of the treatment, but multiple factors must be evaluated and possibly treated concurrently.

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
RX pressure ulcer: A location and stage would help answer this question a little better. But direct observation of the wound is absolutely necessary to answer this quest... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Wound care specialis: See a wound care specialist or center because pressure sores may require a multi-disciplinary team to enhance nutrition, control contributing systemic... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It depends: The best treatment is prevention by relieving pressure which can also help heal early ulcers. If there is significant necrotic tissue or the ulcer is... Read More
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
LOTS OF THINGS: Unfortunately like most things with lots of options, none work well for lots of people. Pressure avoidance is the most important thing. After that c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Frequent turning: Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon. It may need to be cleaned and may need co... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 40 years experience
Boudreau's butt past: Boudreau's butt paste is the best first level treatment for pressure sores -often found in the baby department, since it is primarily used for diaper ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
ASAP: As soon as possible. Pressure sores begin as a red spot and continue to advance into a deeper and deeper wound until unless aggressive treatment insti... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
See your doctor: For evaluation, don't self medicate with potent topical steroids, best wishes
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection involving the mouth. Usually treated with Nystatin lozenges.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
NPH Drug Treatment: No definitive evidence exists that medication can successfully treat nph. Parkinson drugs have been reported to be of benefit in anecdotal reports, th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Over 30 years, antibiotic prophylaxis has been recommended for children with vu reflux without firm evidence of benefit. Current consensus is: grade... Read More

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