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Why does a bed sore develop?

Why does a bed sore develop?

Pressure Sore: Pressure or bed sores develop due to a reduced amount of blood flow to the effected body part over a long period of time. To help prevent them it is important to rotate or shift the body to evenly distribute pressure. If an ulcer develops or looks like it may develop it is very important to treat it seriously and have a wound care specialist recommend treatment/prevention options. ...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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Why does a bed sore form?

Why does a bed sore form?

Pressure: Bed sores form in people who do not move from a combination of the weight and decreased circulation to the area. Turning every 2 hours can decrease the risk of forming bed sores. Early bed sores, can be treated with padding, turning and creams. More developed bed sores may require surgery to close them.Prevention is still important after surgery. ...Read more

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What can heal a bed sore?

What can heal a bed sore?

Bed sore: You must consider relieving pressure in the area of the sore in order for there to be a chance for it to heal. Location of the ulcer along with the multiple factors of a patient's health are considered together in order to create a care plan that will heal an ulceration. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bed sore?

Pain: Normally the first sign of a bed sore is pain, but this is only true if the person has normal sensation. The first visual sign is redness that does not blanch with pressure. When presenting late, sometime the first sign noticed is an open wound. It is common for pressure sores to get worse for several weeks after diagnosis, as the injury is worse deeper, and makes its way to the surface. ...Read more

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What happens after a bed sore bursts?

What happens after a bed sore bursts?

High risk infection: This can result in very serious infection. Proper treatment needs to be started, avoiding further pressure on that site. If an infection set in, it could spread thru the bloodstream resulting in sepsis which could be deadly. ...Read more

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What supplies do I need to treat a bed sore?

What supplies do I need to treat a bed sore?

Bed sore: This type of wound requires the expertise of a wound care team. Without knowing any further information, it is difficult to say exactly what is needed. Bed sores, at the very least, require that pressure is relieved off of the site. ...Read more

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What can I do about a really bad bed sore ?

Relieve the pressure: The first step towards treating bedsore or any medical condition is the stop the cause. A bed sore results from pressure so get pressure off the sore by using a different position or pads/pillows. Protective ointments, good nutrition, no smoking and diabetes control also help. If you don't start healing or if there are signs of infection, seek medical/surgical treatment immediately. ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal 3rd degree bed sore?

What's the best way to deal 3rd degree bed sore?

Surg cleanse & care: Wound care with debridement of necrotic tissue as well as wounds care with adequate nutrition, minimizing soiling, pressure relief and a clean moist hydro active environment have been shown to be important. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bed sore?

Bed Sores: 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 changes and sometime surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Pressure Sores (Definition)

Pressure sores are skin conditions in which mechanical pressure has eroded away the skin. These sores are common in hospitalized ...Read more