U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

What's an effective medication for pressure sores?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 40 years experience
Boudreau's butt past: Boudreau's butt paste is the best first level treatment for pressure sores -often found in the baby department, since it is primarily used for diaper rash. A granular ointment helps to promote healing. There are several prescription remedies if the sore is persistant and not healing. Please consult with your health care professional.
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
No magic pill...: Pressure ulcers are a symptom of a larger problem. There is no specific medical treatment for them. Treatment is supportive.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Pressure relief!: Pressure sores require relief of pressure--offloading at least 10 minutes every 2 hours. Once pressure necrosis occurs, however, treatment requires debridement of dead tissue, wound care to avoid or treat infection if present, and a moist environment to assist healing. Numerous medications, gels, and pastes exist, but none are magic. Some silver compounds help minimize bacteria; fecal soilage bad!

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
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

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
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Feb 21, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.