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Bed sore on bottom left. Without right treatment can it cause infection?

Bed sore on bottom left. Without right treatment can it cause infection?

What's the treatment: Unless the patient can hover in the air, the goal of treatment is to reduce pressure to the tissues. Even so, the patient should do all they can to keep the area that has the sore free from any pressure. Changing position every 2 hours minimizes the chance of developing a new tissue injury and helping this one heal. The treatment is to get the perssure off...Everything else follows. ...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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Ive been sick on & off for the last month w/ sinus & ear infections. Yesterday, I went to bed w/ the worst post nasal drip & woke up with the most HORRIBLE sore throat of my life that isn't going away! Dr called in Clarithromycin. What else can I do?

Ive been sick on & off for the last month w/ sinus & ear infections. Yesterday, I went to bed w/ the worst post nasal drip & woke up with the most HORRIBLE sore throat of my life that isn't going away! Dr called in Clarithromycin. What else can I do?

Control nose: The sinus and ear infections are most likely from obstruction of their openings from the allergic rhinitis. The most important step is to decongest the nose (nasal steroid) so that these organs can drain. Just antibiotic alone will not likely provide long-term relief. See an allergist if this has been a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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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 are treatments to treat a bed sore?

Avoid pressure: Bed ores can occur from sitting or lying in the same position too long caausing pressure on the skin with resultant tissue ischemia & skin ulcer formation. Best is to prevent this by frequent moving & turning the patient. Special pads & beds can relieve pressure. Need to keep pressure off the site. See about getting home nursing wound care. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a bed sore or a pimple?

How can you tell the difference between  a bed sore or a pimple?

Area lesion is found: Bed sore is inflammed and may have drainage. Pimple may have head to it or sore center point. ...Read more

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How do you treat a 'bed sore' that is open and penetrating the muscle?

How do you treat a 'bed sore' that is open and penetrating the muscle?

Be 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. ...Read more

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Is there a quick and efficient way to safely and comfortably heal a bed sore on the butt?

Is there a quick and efficient way to safely and comfortably heal a bed sore on the butt?

Ulcers heal slowly.: No, bed sores or pressure ulcers as they are called are caused by unrelenting pressure on skin and underlying tissues from the outside and bone on the inside.The damage starts from the inside and the injury to the skin is later. These can be staged as minimal injury upto full thickness loss of tissue due to necrosis. All ulcers of this type require pressure relief and take time to heal. ...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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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