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Doctor insights on: Why Do Bed Sores Smell

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How can I treat bed sores?

How can I treat bed sores?

Bedsores: Bedsores fall into one of four stages based on their severity. The appropriate treatment would depend on the stage of your bedsores. The first step in treating a sore at any stage is relieving the pressure that caused it. See a doctor for evaluation. ...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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Want to under stand to treat bed sores?

Want to under stand  to treat bed sores?

Pressure sores: Pressure sores are due to pressure which needs to be relieved in order to prevent further damage to the area in question. Seek assistance for other treatments from a clinician that is familar with this type of skin injury. ...Read more

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How do you treat bed sores ?

How do you treat bed sores  ?

Pressure wounds: Pressure wounds are all about pressure off loading. Alleviation of the pressure / decreased blood flow is the key. Therefore environmental modification of beds, turning routine, and wheel chairs are of paramount importance. Wound care with adequate surgery to clear the bad tissue is also important. Nutrition should be optimized. Occasionally flaps are done on full thickness wounds. ...Read more

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What kind of medication is prescribed to deal with bed sores?

What kind of medication is prescribed to deal with bed sores?

Bedsores: Bedsores are due to pressure over bony prominences. The best way to prevent bedsores, once they occur, is to keep pressure of these areas. That means that you need to constantly move the person into different positions to relieve the pressure. Seeking professional help like with a wound center is a great option since depending on the depth, stage and location of the uler, your options will differ. ...Read more

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What do bed sores normally look like?

What do bed sores normally look like?

Redness: Initially persistent redness, then denuded skin and next open would which gets deeper and larger the worse it i. Prevention is important. Rotate nd special mattresses are a mainstay. ...Read more

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What causes bed sores?

Bed sores: Bed sores are due to pressure injuries to the skin. There are two sides to the equation: the length and type of pressure on the one side; and the vulnerability of the skin on the other (moisture, edema, arterial disease, prior disease, etc.). The types of pressure injuries include friction, shearing, and pressure. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to treat bed sores?

What are effective ways to treat bed sores?

Frequent turning: Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon. It may need to be cleaned and may need coverage with special dressing, a skin graft or even an advancement of surrounding tissue surgically. Prevention is overall the best treatment. Turning, dry beds, minimal pressure among other things are needed. See> http://www.Npuap.Org. ...Read more

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What are bed sores and what do they really look like?

See Below: Bed sores are caused by prolonged pressure on the skin . . . Usually over bony prominences such as hips or shoulder blades. They can be common in people that are wheelchair or bed bound and are unable to change position frequently. Early bed sores may look like only mild skin redness. This can progress to pain, ulceration, infection, and even involvement of the underlying muscle or bone. ...Read more

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What do bed sores do to people?

They hurt: And they can become open wounds and provide opportunity for bacteria to get inside and create overall systemic infection.They are from no movement and stagnation. People are meant to move. ...Read more

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Can bed sores go away by itself ?

Can bed sores go away by itself ?

No: Typically it takes a major team effort for anything that is significant in size or depth - especially related to keeping all weight off the sore, doing dressing changes, optimizing nutrition, making sure that cushions and supportive surface are working well, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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