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What should you do if you get pressure sores from a mask?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Foam dressing: Apply a hydrocolloid dressing or silicone soft foam dressing between the mask and face to prevent pressure damage. Apply aquaphor or vaseline to the pressure sore. If it looks infected apply topical antibiotic ointment or see your doctor for an oral antibiotic.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Mask sores: You can get sores from medical devices as you have found out. There are many skin protectants and cushions available on the market to try to prevent this type of injury. A visit with a wound center and or wound and ostomy nurse may be a worthwhile pursuit. If the device has a well known manufacturer, then contacting the company is also worthwhile to see what they recommend, including a different d.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Where can you get pressure sores?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Dependent areas: Pressure sores can occur on the buttocks, heel of the foot and rarely on the back of the head in a bed bound person.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Could young people get pressure sores?

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Of course: Pressure sores often occur in patients with spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders. These can affects people of any age.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Do you only get pressure sores from lying in bed?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Pressure Sores: There are many other causes of pressure injuries in addition to those caused by lying in bed. Obese patients can develop pressure sores under their abdominal folds (pannus) for example. Medical devices cause pressure ulcers often also: oxygen tubing around ears, prosthetics that do not fit well, irritation from casts, are several examples. Remember, there are many risk factors for pressure injury.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for young people to get pressure sores?

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Of course: Pressure sores often occur in patients with spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders. These can affects people of any age.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it easier for an older person to get pressure sores?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Pressure ulcer: As a patient gets older, they are often become more sedentary and the chances of prolonged pressure on bony prominences increases the incidence of pressure sores. This same subset of patients have altered nutrition too which puts them at further risk.

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