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

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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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?

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

Yes: Yes, you may use Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) but not sure if it can help in all circumstances. You need to make sure to weight shift very frequently, make sure no infection, discharge from the wound, also need to make sure to cover the wound to prevent further damage. If it is a shallow wound with clean base, Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) might do very well for the wound.. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...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