A 55-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

how do you treat a head bed sore?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wound care: Pressure relief, wound cleansings, moist dressings, debridement and antibiotics as indicated by a wound care specialist.
Answered on Oct 5, 2012
1
1 thank
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No pressure no sore: That sounds simple, i know that it is not. Avoidance of pressure sores requires constant vigilance on the part of caregivers for patients with spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders. A good rule of thumb is to avoid pressure on any one skin area for more than two hours. If contractures are a problem, they need to be addressed. Good luck!
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Michael Matthew
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: The answer depends on the depth and width of the sore, and what tissue is exposed at the base of the wound. Usually these heal without surgery, but they can require surgery if there is a large area of dead tissue.
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
10
10 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Heat, motrin: Moist heat and motrin. But you should get a neck x-ray and do not take Motrin if your pregnant.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Sore that won't heal: What are the warning skin cancer? Sores that will not heal. Sores that grow bigger or turn into tumours. Sores or tumours in or around the orifices ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Strain: Treat an acutely strained neck muscle with cold applications intermittently for 48 hours and then switch to warm applications intermittently. Rubbing ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Sounds like the flu: This is a nasty virus, and it's well known to cause these types of symptoms. I would try to get a doctor to confirm this diagnosis, since there are sp ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month