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My mom is paraplegic and has had a large pressure sore on her lower back and buttocks for nearly a month now?

My mom is paraplegic and has had a large pressure sore on her lower back and buttocks for nearly a month now?

Pressure ulcer: Your mother should be seen by a specialist in wounds, either home health nursing or in a wound center if the travel is not too onerous. There are several changes that you will need to make in the home related to equipment (mattresses and cushions) and activity and turning schedules. You will also need to have a nutritional consult also related to protein intake. ...Read more

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 keep getting pressure sores inside my buttocks and one is an open-sore now. What can I use or who can I see? Look at picture under my profile.

I keep getting pressure sores inside my buttocks and one is an open-sore now. What can I use or who can I see? Look at picture under my profile.

Can't see the: Pictures under your profile. You are asking this on HealthTap health/ medical education portion. Please use the HealthTap Prime or Concierge services if you are looking for a consultation. We are not able to make diagnoses or provide treatment on the health education site. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a pressure sore to heal?

How long does it usually take a pressure sore to heal?

The deepr the longer: Pressure ulcers vary from simple abrasion of the skin to deep into muscle with exposed bone. If pressure ulcer is superficial, healing may be complete in 3-4 weeks. For deep ulcers 12-16 weeks might be needed. Some pressure ulcer will never heal unless surgery is done. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a pressure sore to fully heal?

How long does it take for a pressure sore to fully heal?

Varies: It will very with depth size and nutritional status. It is important to avoid constantly staying in one position and local wound care to stimulate healing. ...Read more

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Can someone have pressure sores and not be aware of it? Is it possible for an alert individual to develop a pressure sore and not realize it? .

Can someone have pressure sores and not be aware of it? Is it possible for an alert individual to develop a pressure sore and not realize it? .

No pressure, no sore: Is the general rule. People with normal sensation and mobility never stay in one position for too long. Pressure over a bony prominence can cause skin injury in as little as two hours. That is why debilitated patients and those with spinal cord injuries are placed on pressure-relieving mattresses, turned and repositioned frequently and checked for the presence of early pressure sores frequently. ...Read more

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Please recommend if it's best to keep a pressure sore dry and let it breath or put ointment on it and cover it up?

Please recommend if it's best to keep a pressure sore dry and let it breath or put ointment on it and cover it up?

Sometimes: Although an escher may act as a biologic dressing most wounds will heal with better results if all necrotic tissue us derided and a moist clean dressing is regularly applied or a wound closure is surgically accomplished. ...Read more

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Is it best to keep a pressure sore dry and let it "breath" in the air or should I apply ointment on it and cover it up?

Sometimes: Although an escher may act as a biologic dressing most wounds will heal with better results if all necrotic tissue us derided and a moist clean dressing is regularly applied or a wound closure is surgically accomplished. ...Read more

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I have a pressure sore on the back of my head and one on my bottom and tailbone. The tailbone has 3rd degree sores and is tunneling. Should I worry?

I have a pressure sore on the back of my head and one on my bottom and tailbone. The tailbone has 3rd degree sores and is tunneling. Should I worry?

Yes: It is concerning that you would have these type of wounds. If this is being treated then usually it can heal well with time- but it does take time. I would just want you to make sure you are seeing someone and that there is a management plan in place for addressing the wounds. Deep wounds some time require treatments with hyperbaric chambers, wound vacs or skin grafts. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a pressure sore cause loss of the? Big toe?

Can a pressure sore cause loss of the? Big toe?

Yes: If not taken care of properly. If a person has comornidities factors like diabetes, neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease these are factors that would place the patient under high risk. A doctor, i.E podiatrist should be seen asap. ...Read more

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Why is the nurse recommending bedrest for mom's pressure sore?

Why is the nurse recommending bedrest for mom's pressure sore?

Remove the pressure: The rule is "no pressure, no sore." elderly, debilitated and/or poorly mobile people are susceptible to pressure sores (bedsores) because there is too much pressure on one area of the skin for too long. In general, patients should be turned every two hours to avoid this. Their skin should be inspected daily for early sores. If present, pressure must be avoided in these areas. ...Read more

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How do you treat pressure sores on a 94 year old lady's buttocks?

How do you treat pressure sores on a 94 year old lady's buttocks?

Wound care: Likely wound care with a small amount of debridement. Rarely would a patient in that age group qualify for flap surgery to close the wound. ...Read more

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Question about a pressure sore. Is it bad care or thin skin that causes it?

Question about a pressure sore. Is it bad care or thin skin that causes it?

No pressure, no sore: Normal skin can begin to break down, especially over bony prominences, after only 2 hours of unrelieved pressure. Thin skin would be even more susceptible, but the bottom line is: no pressure no sore. ...Read more

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I have a pressure sore that has been healing. Now that it is almost healed up the skin around it has turned white?

I have a pressure sore that has been healing. Now that it is almost healed up the skin around it has turned white?

Probably normal: If it is healing on its own, it is not a deep pressure sore-congratulations on getting it to heal. The skin borders around such sores are often white; a combination of scarring and absence of melanocytes (pigment producing cells.) these areas often eventually re-pigment in a spotty manner or completely. ...Read more

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What can I do about pressure sore on my heel?

What can I do about pressure sore on my heel?

Heel sore: A pressure injury is due to pressure. The first step in healing is to keep pressure off of the heel. A clinician will help you analyze why there is pressure on the heel and suggest ways to offload that pressure using cushions, pillows, special foot gear such as pressure relieving foot ankle orthotics (prafo). ...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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What is a bedsore (pressure sore, pressure ulcer, pressure sore, decubitus ulcer)?

What is a bedsore (pressure sore, pressure ulcer, pressure sore, decubitus ulcer)?

Skin wound over bone: It is an injury to skin and tissues underneath from prolonged continuous pressure on the skin. The heel, ankles, hips or buttocks are the areas most commonly affected because the skin covers the bone. Direct pressure to the skin over the bone will cause decreased blood supply and will initiate the bedsore process. ...Read more

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I have an unknown bug bite. Thought it was just a mosquito bite but haant gone away I weeks and now looks like a minor pressure sore. How do I heel it?

I have an unknown bug bite. Thought it was just a mosquito bite but haant gone away I weeks and now looks like a minor pressure sore. How do I heel it?

Infection: Although it could be a bug bite, there is concern about a skin lesion that fails to resolve. If it is a bite, it could be infected. If it's not a bite, one of the increasingly common infections that initially appears like a bite is MRSA skin infection. Since either case may require antibiotics, you should see your physician for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How big can pressure sores get? I have never seen a pressure sore. How large are they capable of getting? .

How big can pressure sores get? I have never seen a pressure sore. How large are they capable of getting? .

Very Large.: Pressure sores left untreated, can become extremely large. For example, I have seen pressure ulcers that span the entire width of the patient's back, sacrum, or buttuck areas. ...Read more

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Can I use baby dessintin on pressure sore, its small but open?

Can I use baby dessintin on pressure sore, its small but open?

Only: Around the periphery of intact skin and only if excessively moist. Use as a moisture barrier, but optimal treatment is to remove the pressure until healed and again, a wound care center would be your best choice. ...Read more

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How do I treat a first stage pressure sore?

How do I treat a first stage pressure sore?

Rotation paddibg: Pad the area to relieve pressure and turn every 2 hours. ...Read more

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Could you apply cavilon cream on a pressure sore area?

Pressure sore: We cannot answer this question because we do not know where the pressure sore is located. The location and stage of the ulcer are important to know when recommending any of the 4000+ wound care products to use. ...Read more

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What are the different treatments for decubitus ulcer or pressure sore?

What are the different treatments for decubitus ulcer or pressure sore?

It depends: The best treatment is prevention by relieving pressure which can also help heal early ulcers. If there is significant necrotic tissue or the ulcer is quite large/deep, surgical debridement and closure may be performed. Infections and other problems which delay healing (tobacco, poor nutrition, diabetes)need to be controlled with appropriate treatments as well for best results. ...Read more

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Why are pressure sores so dangerous? I mean, it’s just a sore, right?

Pressure ulcers: We know that patients who develop pressure ulcers are often 'at risk'. The skin is the largest organ of the body and sores can be a sign of organ failure in general for the patient. Also, a pressure ulcer can become very deep and affect deeper structures causing, for example, infection of the bone that will require extensive treatment. Rarely, patients develop serious, life-threatening infections. ...Read more

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What is a pressure sore?

What is a pressure sore?

Ulcer fr. Immobility: When someone sits or lies in the same position for hours at a time a breakdown of skin can happen, particularly over boney prominences like sacrum, ankle or heel. This is most often seen in paralyzed patients who have no feeling in extremities and are unable to turn themselves. Frequent repositioning, at least every 2 hours and pressure relief mattresses will help prevent ulcers. ...Read more

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How should a pressure sore be kept clean?

How should a pressure sore be kept clean?

Frequent rinsing: Pressure sores are perfect areas for bacteria to colonize, inhibiting wound healing. With each dressing change, which should be at least twice a day, one should gently rinse off the wound base with either salt water or gentle soap and water, followed by application of silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to prevent infection. ...Read more

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What is the typical color of a pressure sore?

What is the typical color of a pressure sore?

Red: Redness would be typical but yellow or white base is also possible. Prevention amd early treatment is important for the advanced the ulcer the more difficult to treat non surgically. ...Read more

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What should I do if I see a pressure sore beginning?

What should I do if I see a pressure sore beginning?

See your Doctor: The primary cause of pressure sores is infrequent changes in position. Chronic illness and poor nutrition can also contribute. Prevention is of course the best strategy. If you see signs on the surface of the skin, it can sometimes be masking a deeper problem or even an infection. This should be evaluated by a physician so that treatment can be started if needed. ...Read more

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How often should I redress a pressure sore on my butt?

How often should I redress a pressure sore on my butt?

Depth: Depending on the Stage and depth once or twice a day. Also need to monitor for drainage. ...Read more

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Started taking levofloxacin 5 days ago. By day 3, my lip broke out in cold sores, by day 5 starting to feel ear joint pressure & sore glands.?

Started taking levofloxacin 5 days ago. By day 3, my lip broke out in cold sores, by day 5 starting to feel ear joint pressure & sore glands.?

Go see your doctor: You didn't mention how much longer you're supposed to take your antibiotic, nor why you were prescribed this specific one. Regardless, if you're concerned about possible side effect from any given medication, it's best to discuss this w/your prescribing doc who can then also discuss alternatives w/you. ...Read more

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My aunt has a bed sore on her right butt cheek. Will using donut shaped cushions helpful in relieving the pressure?

My aunt has a bed sore on her right butt cheek. Will using donut shaped cushions helpful in relieving the pressure?

Makes it worse: You might think a doughnut cushion may get the pressure off but the circle around the wound has been shown to hamper the circulation to the area as well as "force" the injured area down into a hole which squeezes it and causes pressure. The real answer is to spread the pressure evenly over a larger area with a larger cushion to cover the entire or more, simply keep them off that area at all times. ...Read more

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My mum has pressure sores on her bum which are spreading what can be done to improve these? We use barrier cream regularly but I am concerned.

My mum has pressure sores on her bum which are spreading what can be done to improve these? We use barrier cream regularly but I am concerned.

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 every 2 hours, dry beds, minimal pressure among other things are needed.

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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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How long does a bed sore on the hip take to heal?

Depends: IT may take a long time depending on the depth, severity, infection, an patients other medical problems and of course why they have the bed sore. ...Read more

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How long does it take pressure sores to develop? How long does someone need to be in a bed before they are at risk of developing pressure sores? .

Time to develop: It is very difficult to answer your question. The answer for a healthy person would be different from a person who is very ill. Being confined to a bed does not mean that you will develop ulcerations. Repositioning, type of mattress, and nutritiona are just some of the other factors that make answering your question difficult. ...Read more

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How long does it take pressure sores to develop? How long does someone need to be in a bed before they are at risk of developing pressure sores? .

How long does it take pressure sores to develop? How long does someone need to be in a bed before they are at risk of developing pressure sores? .

Cause Pressure Sore: Pressure causes a bed sore. One unknown is how long does it take a pressure ulcer to develop. There are many risk factors including diabetes mellitus, low blood pressure, moisture from incontinence or perspiration, fungal infection, use of medical devices, etc. We simply do not know for an individual patient whether rotating them every five minutes or every two hours will prevent pressure injury. ...Read more

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Mild pressure in chest. Feel the need to have to take continuous deep breaths. No SOB. Mild aching in shoulders and neck. HR normal. 44 yo female?

Mild pressure in chest. Feel the need to have to take continuous deep breaths. No SOB. Mild aching in shoulders and neck. HR normal. 44 yo female?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see a doctor to rule out heart issues, as women often have atypical symptoms from heart conditions.
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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


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