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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Pressure: Bed sores form in people who do not move from a combination of the weight and decreased circulation to the area. Turning every 2 hours can decrease th ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pressure: If you sit too long, you buttocks hurts and causes you to fidget. This is a very important response. The pain signals a lack of oxygen. And fidgeting ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Cause Pressure Sore: Pressure causes a bed sore. One unknown is how long does it take a pressure ulcer to develop. There are many risk factors including diabetes mellitus, ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Bed sore: You must consider relieving pressure in the area of the sore in order for there to be a chance for it to heal. Location of the ulcer along with the mu ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Cause Pressure Sore: Pressure causes a bed sore. One unknown is how long does it take a pressure ulcer to develop. There are many risk factors including diabetes mellitus, ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pressure Sore: Pressure or bed sores develop due to a reduced amount of blood flow to the effected body part over a long period of time. To help prevent them it is i ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Pressure ulcer: Agree with other docs. Watch for red area that doesn't blanch with pressure; usually over bony prominence-first sign, even before skin breakdown.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Bed Sores: There are different stages to bedsores and the early stages can be deceiving. Check out this website for a good illustration: http://cias.Rit. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not typical too late: If a bed sore has burst, most likely it is too late for preventive care. Typically the surface of a pressure sore is the tip of the iceberg and once i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Pressure: Decubitus ulcer or pressure sore.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Bed sore: This type of wound requires the expertise of a wound care team. Without knowing any further information, it is difficult to say exactly what is needed ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Relieve the pressure: The first step towards treating bedsore or any medical condition is the stop the cause. A bed sore results from pressure so get pressure off the sore ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surg cleanse & care: Wound care with debridement of necrotic tissue as well as wounds care with adequate nutrition, minimizing soiling, pressure relief and a clean moist h ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Bed Sores: A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and ... Read More

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