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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.
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: If they are debilitated and/or paralyzed, yes.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could young people get pressure sores?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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 40-year-old member asked:

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.

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