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Doctor insights on: Remedies Decubitus Ulcers Pressure Sores

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Are there natural remedies for decubitus ulcers/pressure sores?

Are there natural remedies for decubitus ulcers/pressure sores?

Quit smoking or live: With it- includes 2d hand smoke. High protein diet. Relieve pressure: arm pushups every 15 min if you can do them while in wheel chair. Must have class ii bed ( low air loss ) indefinitely whether at home or in hosp. Must have roho or equivalent seat for wheelchair. Keep clean & hemoglobin >10.5 surgeon or tech must excise any gangrenous tissue and apply wound vac & or plastic surgical flap. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Decubitus (Definition)

A decubitus ulcer is a pressure sore, caused by unrelieved pressure-induced ischemic tissue death. Decubiti are most commonly seen in areas of chronic pressure (heels, buttocks, thighs, and even the back of the head) in patients who are immobilized without being turned and repositioned. These are commonly elderly, comatose, or paralyzed individuals who cannot offload ...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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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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What is involved in debridement of pressure ulcers, decubitus?

What is involved in debridement of pressure ulcers, decubitus?

A cleanout and...: Often pressure sores are bottle shaped, with a small skin opening overlying a larger cavity that may extend to an underlying pressure point. This causes dead tissue to build up in the cavity, which is an excellent growing medium for bacteria. Debridement is removal of dead tissue and debris and enlargement of the skin opening: this allows easier cleaning and/or flap closure when the wound is clean. ...Read more

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What happens when there is a debridement of pressure ulcers or decubitus?

Debridement: Debridement of a pressure sore consists of removing all dead tissue to help the wound heal. This is done with several instruments including scalpel. ...Read more

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Flamazine creams are used for burns, leg ulcers and pressure sores but would it still work for my ears?

Flamazine creams are used for burns, leg ulcers and pressure sores but would it still work for my ears?

Perhaps.: Flamazine is a brand name for silver sulfadiazene. It is used for burns, but can be used for other wounds. It is not recommended for the face. ...Read more

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Is there a remedy that helps heal a pressure ulcer on the back of a heel?

Is there a remedy that helps heal a pressure ulcer on the back of a heel?

Yes: The key is establishing a correct diagnosis. You should find a wound care center where specialists can evaluate your ulcer and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are the nursing interventions for a stage 4 decubitus ulcer?

What are the nursing interventions for a stage 4 decubitus ulcer?

More than nursing: Stage 4 pressure sores extend to muscle or bone and generally are past the point where they will heal with pressure avoidance or nursing measures--they usually need surgery. The problem, though, is not cured with an operation--it can easily recur. So, before operating, it is necessary to know the risk of recurrence. If it is very high, it is better not to try to definitively treat the sore. ...Read more

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Why would one give a Foley catheter to someone with a decubitus ulcer?

Why would one give a Foley catheter to someone with a decubitus ulcer?

It's not: It's usually not the decubitus ulcer that necessitates the foley, but the conditions that lead up to the ulcer formation, such as paralysis, debilitating disease and so on. ...Read more

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Decubitus ulcers won't heal so who treats them?

Varies: In an extreme case, a plastic surgeon closes it using tissue from a nearby body area. It depends upon how deep and involved the wound is and the overall health of the patient. http://www.cosmeticsurgerytruth.com/blog/?p=12277 when surgery is not needed or recommended, a wound care doctor can see you at a wound care center over time to help you. ...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


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more