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Are there special types of bedding and mattresses to prevent bedsores?

Are there special types of bedding and mattresses to prevent bedsores?

Yes: The most simple & economic mattress is the egg crate mattress of foam which shows a surface similar to the containers of the eggs we get at the supermarket this prevents parts of the surface to be in direct contact of the skin. There is a sophisticated expensive bed called clinitron(r) than some hospitals use for the deeper ulcers and sickest patients. I mention before paddings & pillows. ...Read more

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Bed Sore (Definition)

A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and does not blanch) to stage four (an open wound extending down to the bone). Early stage pressure sores can respond to off-loading, while deep ulcers require debridement, dressing ...Read more


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Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Dont know: If the bed has a mechanism to turn the patient & change position every 2 hours then it would work since it requires 2 hrs or less of pressure to create a pressure area on a dependent site. ...Read more

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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

No. Pressure relief : Mattresses rarely prevent pressure sores with the exception of a few very expensive models that may have per issues such as hygiene. Only pressure relief prevents pressure sores. ...Read more

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What beds are good to prevent bedsores?

Mattress Surfaces: It is not the bed but the mattress or surface that is important. There are many choices. Remember that any surface other than a standard mattress will provide improved prevention. Also remember that there are no quality studies showing one surface is any better than any other surface in the prevention of bedsores. Any prolonged body dependency on any mattress can result in pressure injury. ...Read more

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How do you kill trichomoniasis on clothing and bedding to prevent reinfection?

How do you kill trichomoniasis on clothing and bedding to prevent reinfection?

Normal washing: Trich can be spread penis 2 vagina, vagina 2 vagina, vagina 2 penis, also through hands, mouth & anus. Not spread (or very rarely) through clothing/bedding. Normal wash should be fine. May be spread by shared sex toys so wash those between partners. Common in women in their 40s/50s, not the same demographic as for chlamydia, gonorrhea. Very common. 70% have no symptoms. Curable with medication. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to prevent a bed sore?

Multifactorial: Pressure ulcers are a result of pressure on the skin of a vulnerable person. Risk factors include age, immobility, incontinence, poor wound healing, dementia and poor nutrition. Focusing on managing the risk factors are beneficial for prevention, as once the pu is formed , it is more difficult to heal with possibilities of many complications. ...Read more

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Index finger pain. Typing hurts..How to prevent it?

Index finger pain. Typing hurts..How to prevent it?

Act. modification: It sounds like you have exertional tendonitis or possibly early so called trigger finger(another type of tendonitis) it could also be arthritis or a number of other diagnosis if activity modification and nsaids don't help i would see your local hand surgeon for an evaluation which should include x-rays. ...Read more

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Tips on preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Tips on preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Typing not a cause: The typing is not the cause of the pain. Have a rheumatologist look at your hands for an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Any tips of preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Any tips of preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Not an issue.: Typing should not cause pain or damage. If it does, then see a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more