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Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Dont know: If the bed has a mechanism to turn the patient & change position every 2 hours then it would work since it requires 2 hrs or less of pressure to create a pressure area on a dependent site. ...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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Are there special types of bedding and mattresses to prevent bedsores?

Are there special types of bedding and mattresses to prevent bedsores?

Yes: The most simple & economic mattress is the egg crate mattress of foam which shows a surface similar to the containers of the eggs we get at the supermarket this prevents parts of the surface to be in direct contact of the skin. There is a sophisticated expensive bed called clinitron(r) than some hospitals use for the deeper ulcers and sickest patients. I mention before paddings & pillows. ...Read more

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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Depends. : There are a wide range of hospital mattresses. The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours ...Read more

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What beds are good to prevent bedsores?

What beds are good to prevent bedsores?

Depends. : There are a wide range of hospital mattresses. The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours ...Read more

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What is the best thing to prevent a bed sore?

What is the best thing to prevent a bed sore?

Multifactorial: Pressure ulcers are a result of pressure on the skin of a vulnerable person. Risk factors include age, immobility, incontinence, poor wound healing, dementia and poor nutrition. Focusing on managing the risk factors are beneficial for prevention, as once the pu is formed , it is more difficult to heal with possibilities of many complications. ...Read more

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Tips on preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Tips on preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Typing not a cause: The typing is not the cause of the pain. Have a rheumatologist look at your hands for an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Any tips of preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Any tips of preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Not an issue.: Typing should not cause pain or damage. If it does, then see a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Index finger pain. Typing hurts..How to prevent it?

Index finger pain. Typing hurts..How to prevent it?

Act. modification: It sounds like you have exertional tendonitis or possibly early so called trigger finger(another type of tendonitis) it could also be arthritis or a number of other diagnosis if activity modification and nsaids don't help i would see your local hand surgeon for an evaluation which should include x-rays. ...Read more

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How can you prevent tendonitis (a hand problem due to typing on the computer) ?

How can you prevent tendonitis (a hand problem due to typing on the computer) ?

Hand tendonitis: This condition is often caused by repetitive injuries from certain hand movements, or finger movements. Analyze your posture and hand placement and then improve work conditions by using proper preventive keyboards to use hands in a less stressful manner. There are special keyboards that are made to be orthopedically more friendly to the hands. Improve chair posture and rest frequently. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish remover on an open bed sore to prevent pus from coming out?

Is it safe to use nail polish remover on an open bed sore to prevent pus from coming out?

No it is not: Pressure sores can be treated with many things, but nail polish remover is not one of them. A pressure sore that has pus draining from it needs to be evaluated by a physician familiar with pressure sore care. Get medical care now. ...Read more

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What is the best mattress/cushion for preventing bed sores?

What is the best mattress/cushion for preventing bed sores?

No pressure, no sore: Is the general rule. People with normal sensation and mobility never stay in one position for too long. Pressure over a bony prominence can cause skin injury in as little as two hours. That is why debilitated patients and those with spinal cord injuries are placed on pressure-relieving mattresses, turned and repositioned frequently and checked for the presence of early pressure sores frequently. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a mattress to prevent bed sores & pressure points?

What should I look for in a mattress to prevent bed sores & pressure points?

Mattress not crucial: Mattress is not crucial, as long as it's not too hard. It might be better if mattress is compatible with person's body shape. More important is to turn body around (changing position) every two hours, avoiding any specific (body) spots being against any object/hard substance for too long. ...Read more

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What are the best types of surfing workouts to do to prevent surfing injuries?

What are the best types of surfing workouts to do to prevent surfing injuries?

Stay on the board: The best advice i can give you is "don't fall off the surfboard." injuries occur most frequently when that happens. ...Read more

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How can I prevent type two diabetes?

How can I prevent type two diabetes?

Healthy lifestyle: Maintain a good weight, keep up the physical activity. Do not neglect strength training to increase/maintain body muscle mass. T2dm is strongly genetic, so sometimes the best of lifestyle measures cannot prevent it, but they will still make it easier to treat. ...Read more

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What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

Weight bearing: According to the national osteoporosis foundation, the best exercises for building bone density are: weight bearing exercises such as walking/jogging/stair climbing, or muscle-strengthening exercise such as weight lifting. Nonimpact activities such as posture/balance exercise may also benefit people with osteoporosis. ...Read more

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I have a lot of family members with diabetes, both types. What can I do now to prevent it in the future?

I have a lot of family members with diabetes, both types. What can I do now to prevent it in the future?

Healthy lifestyle: You have strong family history of diabetes. Best that you can do to prevent development of diabetes is to keep your weight normal through healthy diet and exercise. If you are overweight, start thinking about making chances to your lifestyle. See a dietician and exercise specialist to learn the basics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Injuredmy LCL about a week ago but It doesn't seem too bad , myquestion is what type of support product should I get for it just prevent any ftrinjury?

Injuredmy LCL about a week ago but It doesn't seem too bad , myquestion is what type of support product should I get for it just prevent any ftrinjury?

LCL Treatment: Depends on degree of injury. If any instability or pain w walking, I usually prescribe a hinged brace, unlocked to allow motion. If torn from bone or associated w other inures, might recommend surgery. If not already, suggest having sports med Ortho evaluate. Good luck. I'm in Reston if I can be of further help. ...Read more