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What are some ways you can cure or treat a bed sore and will the treatment cause pain in the buttocks region?

What are some ways you can cure or treat a bed sore and will the treatment cause pain in the buttocks region?

Basic treatment: Bedsores are caused by unrelieved pressure on the soft tissues overlying a bony area. The key is to get them off and keep them off the area to allow healing. Once damaged, the tissues heal through inflammation which is the bodies way to get fresh healing blood to the injured area.As the damaged nerves heal, they let you know by causing pain which is a good sign. Motrin and advil (ibuprofen) slow down healing. ...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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92 y.O. Bed and chair-bound male who wears diapers for incont. How 2 minimize sores on buttocks due 2 sitting all day? Very limited mobility. Thank u!

92 y.O. Bed and chair-bound male who wears diapers for incont. How 2 minimize sores on buttocks due 2 sitting all day? Very limited mobility. Thank u!

Rotation: Must change point of maximum wt on skin by changing patients position every 2-4 hours, easier said than done in this case however, he is lucky you care. ...Read more

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How to treat bed sores?

How to treat bed sores?

Need more info...: Bed sores or pressure ulcers can develop in at-risk skin in 2 hours, which is why hospitals rotate position of immobile patients with that frequency. Treatment depends on severity, but if mild, a protective cover (moleskin or similar) and pressure avoidance / repositioning, can allow it to heal. Pharmacies often have more sophisticated dressings that protect and cushion, some need a doctor's order. ...Read more

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Can bed sores be preventable?

Can bed sores be preventable?

Exceptions: I am aware of three exceptions tot he preventable rule. Patient noncompliance tissue failure - a complex term that basically means that the patient is dying and no matter what you do, they will have skin breakdown. Hemodynamic instability - patients in critical condition for whom turning or position changes cause significant problems with their hemodynamics. Otherwise, they should not occur. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of bed sores?

How can you get rid of bed sores?

Bed sores: Bed sores are due to pressure injuries to the skin. There are two sides to the equation: the length and type of pressure on the one side; and the vulnerability of the skin on the other (moisture, edema, arterial disease, prior disease, etc.). The types of pressure injuries include friction, shearing, and pressure. You must work both sides of the equation to get rid of the bed sores. ...Read more

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How to treat pressure "bed sores"?

How to treat pressure  "bed sores"?

Remove risk factors: Bed sores or pressure ulcers/wounds are caused by ischemia (lack of blood flow). Pay attention to how often you move or shift in place even in a comfortable chair. That's to avoid excess pressure & lack of flow in key areas such as bony prominences. Best way to treat is therefore to remove risk factor, eg immobility: change position frequently. Clean wound (enzymatic or mechanically). Eat protein. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bed sores?

What is the best treatment for bed sores?

Off weight : The area. Pressure is what causes them hence reduction or elimination of the sores is what is going to heal them. If there is a blister it should be drained, or dead or devitalized tissue it might need to be debrided or cut away (by a doctor.). ...Read more

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Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more