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How long does it usually take a pressure sore to heal

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
The deepr the longer: Pressure ulcers vary from simple abrasion of the skin to deep into muscle with exposed bone. If pressure ulcer is superficial , healing may be complet ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It will very with depth size and nutritional status. It is important to avoid constantly staying in one position and local wound care to stimulate hea ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Pressure ulcers: We know that patients who develop pressure ulcers are often 'at risk'. The skin is the largest organ of the body and sores can be a sign of organ fail ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Ulcer fr. immobility: When someone sits or lies in the same position for hours at a time a breakdown of skin can happen, particularly over boney prominences like sacrum, a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Frequent rinsing: Pressure sores are perfect areas for bacteria to colonize, inhibiting wound healing. With each dressing change, which should be at least twice a day, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Red: Redness would be typical but yellow or white base is also possible.Prevention amd early treatment is important for the advanced the ulcer the more dif ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
See your Doctor: The primary cause of pressure sores is infrequent changes in position. Chronic illness and poor nutrition can also contribute. Prevention is of course ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Depth: Depending on the Stage and depth once or twice a day. Also need to monitor for drainage.
A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Only: around the periphery of intact skin and only if excessively moist. Use as a moisture barrier, but optimal treatment is to remove the pressure until h ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You should.

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