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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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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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I am paraplegic. I have bed sore with an area of 1 inch square size. How to get rid of this pressure sore?

I am paraplegic. I have bed sore with an area of 1 inch square size. How to get rid of this pressure sore?

Seek wound care: You should immediately attempt to relieve pressure on the area and then seek medical care by a wound care specialist. ...Read more

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How do I get my mother to move more to prevent bed sores?

How do I get my mother to move more to prevent bed sores?

Get pulleys: Consult with a physical therapist about a device she can have in her bed to help her turn or seat, otherwise somebody else have to move her q 2 hours. Wear pillows between legs, also protect heels with heel pads wrapped, wear elastic support stockings to prevent swelling and clots in the legs. Provide all sorts of help to walk: walkers. Explain it is critical to keep moving. Decubitus sores kill. ...Read more

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How can you prevent bed sores?

How can you prevent bed sores?

Frequent turning: Frequently turning the patient will relieve pressure on body parts. Taking the patient or family member in and out of bed in and out of wheel chairs for support will help reduce the occurrence of bed sores. Use of air flotation mattresses or waterbeds have been shown to be an efficient way of reducing the occurrence of bed sores. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bed sores?

What is the best treatment for 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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How do you prevent bed sores with someone who's elderly?

How do you prevent bed sores with someone who's elderly?

Change position…: …frequently to prevent pressure buildup on any one area (sacrum, back, buttocks, hips). If ambulatory, movement improves circulation. Special beds/mattresses are available to help reduce pressure on susceptible areas. Good nutrition maintain strength & muscle & protein. Regular doc checks (or wound care nurse) for prevention. Control diabetes, htn, circulatory problems. ...Read more

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How can you prevent someone who's paralyzed from getting bed sores?

How can you prevent someone who's paralyzed from getting bed sores?

Cause and effect: Bedsores are caused by pressure that damages the tissues. Unless you can float, pressure relief is impossible. The keys are to spread the pressure out over larger areas so bony prominences do not take the brunt. Frequent position changes reduce time the pressure has a chance to damage the tissues. Good nutrition, keeping the skin moist and healthy, keeping bony areas away from themselves helps. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a mattress to prevent bed sores & pressure points?

Mattress not crucial: Mattress is not crucial, as long as it's not too hard. It might be better if mattress is compatible with person's body shape. More important is to turn body around (changing position) every two hours, avoiding any specific (body) spots being against any object/hard substance for too long. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bed sores from getting worse?

How can I prevent bed sores from getting worse?

Keep moving: The best way to prevent bed sores is to keep moving. Ideally the patient should be repositioned every 2 hours so that no one part of the body remains in the same position. Also, take plenty of vitamin c. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent bed sores when taking care of a bedridden family member?

What can be done to prevent bed sores when taking care of a bedridden family member?

Positioning: To avoid bed sores, i would recommend getting a water bed or air flotation mattress. Vigilant repositioning in bed is the key. Turning your relative to different sides and if possible getting out bed would help. Padding of known pressure areas will also be beneficial. Again vigilance, vigilance vigilance is the key. ...Read more

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What are treatment methods to stage 3 bed sores?

What are treatment methods to stage 3 bed sores?

Pressure relief: The most important thing is to remove the pressure. All the creams, ointments, salves in the world won't change anything unless the pressure is relieved. The person is sitting, laying or staying in one position too long. ...Read more

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How do I help prevent bed sores in someone with a neurological disorder?

How do I  help prevent bed sores in someone with a neurological disorder?

No pressure no sore: That sounds simple, i know that it is not. Avoidance of pressure sores requires constant vigilance on the part of caregivers for patients with spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders. A good rule of thumb is to avoid pressure on any one skin area for more than two hours. If contractures are a problem, they need to be addressed. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to get rid of bed bugs?

How to get rid of bed bugs?

Bed bugs: Wash any clothes and bedding in your home and then place them in a hot dryer for a few hours. Even when you think these items couldn’t possibly get any drier, put them back in for a second round. It’s better to be safe than sorry. In this case, it would be okay to bag items immediately after to be put away into storage. You will also need a professional exterminator very experienced with bed bugs. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bed bugs?

How to get rid of bed bugs?

Brash Bed Bugs: Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Exterminator: Very hard to kill as many insecticides do not work well. You also run the risk of speading them from one room to another. A good exterminator usually can rid your home of them. It may take more than one visit. Unfortunately, the eggs are hard to get rid of and sometimes certain peices of furniture may have to be disposed of. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of bed bugs?

How do u get rid of bed bugs?

Bed Bugs: Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms. See site for info: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag ; dispose. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bed bugs ?

Bed bugs: Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms. Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag ; dispose. Next, >. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bed bugs ?

Heat: If you are certain that you have bedbugs, you should start by cleaning up your home. Then wash clothes and bedding and dry on high heat. You or your landlord need to call a pest control service. Bedbugs can live in your mattress, walls, clothing, and other parts of the house. Eradication of infestation is professionally done. ...Read more

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