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What is the best treatment for a severe pressure sore?

What is the best treatment for a severe pressure sore?

Wound care specialis: See a wound care specialist or center because pressure sores may require a multi-disciplinary team to enhance nutrition, control contributing systemic or local disease, institute physical therapy, recommend appropriate medical regimens or treatment protocols including possible surgery.

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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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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.

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What is the best treatment for a bed sore?

Pressure relief: Followed by good wound care with surgical cleansing or debridement, dressings, nutrition, and hygiene with antibiotics only of necessary.

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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.

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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?

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.

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When is treatment appropriate for pressure sores?

When is treatment appropriate for pressure sores?

RX pressure ulcer: At any stage, a treatment plan is needed. But direct observation of the wound is absolutely necessary to answer this question. Minimize the pressure, debride the devitalized tissue from the wound, use clean products in or on the wound, and careful followup by wound care professionals either in a wound center or by home health nursing is vital.

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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.

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Could you apply cavilon cream on a pressure sore area?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Pressure Sores (Definition)

Pressure sores = Bed sored = Injury to skin & deeper tissues due to prolonged ...Read more