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What do bed sores look like?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
ULCERATION SKIN: There is loss of superficial skin in earlier vstages, than there is loss os of soft tissue and in severe cases all the way to the bone.See the images.

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What are bed sores and what do they really look like?

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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
Skin breakdown: Bedsores are areas where the skin is damaged from lack of oxygen. The skin dies and forms an ulcer. In short, the blood supply is altered. Infection can then set in.
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What do bed sores normally look like?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Redness: Initially persistent redness, then denuded skin and next open would which gets deeper and larger the worse it i. Prevention is important. Rotate nd special mattresses are a mainstay.

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