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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. ...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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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 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. ...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?

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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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. ...Read more

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

Move: Pressure sores HAV many contributing factors, the one common cause is pressure."off loading" is necesary for all preventive regimens. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Pressure Sores (Definition)

Pressure sores are skin conditions in which mechanical pressure has eroded away the skin. These sores are common in hospitalized ...Read more