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What does it mean if my bed sore is bleeding?

What does it mean if my bed sore is bleeding?

Considerations: The real question to ask is...Is the bed sore getting better? Are the dimensions decreasing, is the patient feeling better, is there less "non-healthy" tissue, is there more granulation tissue (new capillaries) ? Bleeding can occur even with great healing as new capillaries get formed and injured with dressing changes or simple movement. If the wound looks and measures better, all else is trivia. ...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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Stage 5 renal failure, now bed-sore on my left heel, very painful and bleeding sluff, now a very red, sore lump just came out of the blue 2 days ago, ?

Stage 5 renal failure, now bed-sore on my left heel, very painful and bleeding sluff, now a very red, sore lump just came out of the blue 2 days ago, ?

Needs Treatment ASAP: Recommend that you get in to see an Orthopaedist very soon. Hopefully, may not require surgical debridement, but needs checked out. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding from a bed sore. How do I treat this?

I'm bleeding from a bed sore. How do I treat this?

Your young: For bed sore- usually starts with pressure sore followed by ulceration if untreated- get to wound care physician or your pcp. ...Read more

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How can I treat bed sores?

Bedsores: Bedsores fall into one of four stages based on their severity. The appropriate treatment would depend on the stage of your bedsores. The first step in treating a sore at any stage is relieving the pressure that caused it. See a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Want to under stand to treat bed sores?

Want to under stand  to treat bed sores?

Pressure sores: Pressure sores are due to pressure which needs to be relieved in order to prevent further damage to the area in question. Seek assistance for other treatments from a clinician that is familar with this type of skin injury. ...Read more

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How do you treat bed sores ?

How do you treat bed sores  ?

Pressure wounds: Pressure wounds are all about pressure off loading. Alleviation of the pressure / decreased blood flow is the key. Therefore environmental modification of beds, turning routine, and wheel chairs are of paramount importance. Wound care with adequate surgery to clear the bad tissue is also important. Nutrition should be optimized. Occasionally flaps are done on full thickness wounds. ...Read more

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What kind of medication is prescribed to deal with bed sores?

What kind of medication is prescribed to deal with bed sores?

Bedsores: Bedsores are due to pressure over bony prominences. The best way to prevent bedsores, once they occur, is to keep pressure of these areas. That means that you need to constantly move the person into different positions to relieve the pressure. Seeking professional help like with a wound center is a great option since depending on the depth, stage and location of the uler, your options will differ. ...Read more

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What causes bed sores?

What causes 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. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to treat bed sores?

What are effective ways to treat bed sores?

Frequent turning: Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon. It may need to be cleaned and may need coverage with special dressing, a skin graft or even an advancement of surrounding tissue surgically. Prevention is overall the best treatment. Turning, dry beds, minimal pressure among other things are needed. See> http://www.Npuap.Org. ...Read more

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What do bed sores normally look like?

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. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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