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Where on the body are pressure sores most common?

Where on the body are pressure sores most common?

Back, butt, heels: As the other 2 md's stated, the most common areas are the back, butt, & heels. Pressure sores can occur anywhere on the body that is near or over a bony prominence (like the heels or elbows) or where the body is in prolonged contact with an object without any pressure relief. Here is a good diagram showing common pressure sore areas: http://www.Selectmedical.Co.Uk/images/pressure_sores.Jpg. ...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 most common symptoms of ringworm on the scalp?

What are the most common symptoms of ringworm on the scalp?

Itching, scaling: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more

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What are the most common amputations that are performed on soldiers?

What are the most common amputations that are performed on soldiers?

Extremities: Lower leg amputations used to be the most common. As gun shot wounds, land mines and other explosive devices have gained in lethality, higher amputations have become more common. Upper extremity injuries can also lead to amputation, and these too have increased with the size of IED's. The preparedness of our military health care means more veterans are surviving, and more amputations are necessary ...Read more

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What are the most common causes in disorders of the TMJ specifically when a patient has pain when trying to open widely the lower jaw?

What are the most common causes in disorders of the TMJ  specifically when a patient has pain when trying to open widely the lower jaw?

Causes: Included, but not limited to traumatic joint damage, stretched ligaments, bruxism/clenching, malocclusion, lack of anterior guidance, para functional habits, occlusal interferences, anatomy of the joint itself, and many other causes. If you have a problem, seek treatment before chronic dysfunction becomes acute. Start with your Dentist. ...Read more

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What are the most common triggers for hives around the mouth?

What are the most common triggers for hives around the mouth?

Contact urticaria: There are many allergens associated with contact urticaria, such as foods, preservatives, fragrances, plant and animal products, and metals. Perhaps strawberries and latex are two of the most common. If urticaria is more diffuse, the list is different. ...Read more

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What pecentage of the population are infected with the common cold?

What pecentage of the population are infected with the common cold?

Depends: During cold seasons (typically summer and winter), infection is very common. But in between cold outbreaks, infection is less prevalent. Cold viruses don't cause chronic infection, so it's not possible to give you a number. ...Read more

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What are the common remedies for ulcers on the tongue?

What are the common remedies for ulcers on the tongue?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Get a rx for Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) from your dentist. This is a liquid that you can have soak (now swish) in you mouth to disable bacteria and assist in the healing of irritated and sore tissue. The nih results was that this solution will soak into the tissue and time release over the next 12 hours. ...Read more

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What are the most common sites of pain?

What are the most common sites of pain?

Vague: Very vague question. Probably the most common site of pain is lower back. Headaches are very frequent and neck pain is right up there with complaints. This answer may depend on occupation, nationality, gender and age. ...Read more

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Are big pathes of hyperpigmentation on the skin common in lupus?

Are big pathes of hyperpigmentation on the skin common in lupus?

It can happen.: In individuals with lupus and skin involvement, the pattern of inflammation seen microscopically is an interface pattern. Inflammatory cells in this pattern involve the junction of the epidermis and dermis. Melanocytes are located in this area, and the pigmentation of epidermal cells is disrupted. In some individuals, this results in hyperpigmentation; in others, there can be hypopigmentation. ...Read more

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What are the nerves called that are on the most outer part of the spinal cord that deal with sensation ?

What are the nerves called that are on the most outer part of the spinal cord that deal with sensation ?

Dorsal root ganglion: I think you may be referring to the dorsal root ganglion which contain the cell bodies of nerves that relay sensory information into the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of skin rash in children?

What are the most common types of skin rash in children?

Skin rash: The most common causes in children are impetigo, scabies and lice. Appropriate diagnosis and appropriate therapy is curative. ...Read more

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What are common causes of occasional pain on the underside of the jaw? (not in the mouth)

What are common causes of occasional pain on the underside of the jaw? (not in the mouth)

Many things: It could be a muscle spasm. It could be a lymph nodes ,do you have any pets. If the pain in the middle could be a thyroid nodules, or the larynx. If it is to the side ,it could be a salivary gland, or again a lymph nodes. By the way lymph nodes enlargement could be for an acute condition, or a chronic condition. Hydrate well, apply heat pad to the area, sleep with your head to to prevent reflux. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of puncture wound of the knee?

What are the most common symptoms of puncture wound of the knee?

Pain, blood, hole: A puncture wound of the knee will manifest as a hole which usually bleeds when fresh. It is generally painful unless very small. It is important to get a history of what caused the puncture to properly treat it. Besides washing out and using an antibiotic cream on the wound, some puncture wounds may need to be treated with a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Good Day, what is the cause of sores in the mouth in elderly people?

Good Day, what is the cause of sores in the mouth in elderly people?

Aphthous ulcers: Usually these are aphthous ulcers which are harmless, yet annoying. I recommend saline gargles and they do sell over the counter ointments that can help with the pain. ...Read more

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In peyrione's disease are the plaque's or the curving ever on the side? Most sites say it's on dorsal or bottom. Is the side very very rare in this?

In peyrione's disease are the plaque's or the curving ever on the side? Most sites say it's on dorsal or bottom. Is the side very very rare in this?

Not rare: The plaques are often on the side, causing the excessive curvature. Difficult to treat, but you might try topical application of DMSO (horse liniment) available from a health food store or feed store. Use 70% concentration. Higher concentration may be irritating with repeated use. High dose vitamin E (1,000 IU) per day has also been used. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain abcess like the most common ones?

What are the symptoms of a brain abcess like the most common ones?

Brain abscess: A brain abscess is a rare condition. It may be more common in people with a suppressed immune system, heart disease or very poor dental health. I think common symptoms are unexplained headaches, seizure, or unexplained fevers. Many headaches are not explained well, and are not normally caused by a cerebral abscess. ...Read more

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Are cold sores dangerous? Where do they usually originate, and how common are they?

Not dangerous: Cold sores are caused by herpes virus that resides in the nerve. Herpes simplex is extremely common. It could be passed on when a baby is kissed or in kindergarten. Initial infection is normally uneventful and not noticed. If it is caught as an adult, it is more severe causing fever etc. Various triggers cause a flare up. Sun light, certain foods, stress, fever, etc. ...Read more

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Pressure Sores (Definition)

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