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Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Don't 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

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 type of heart condition prevents the use sun beds?

What type of heart condition prevents the use sun beds?

Sun beds: Sun beds do not affect the heart but are a significant risk for skin cancer ...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

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What type of shoes do you wear to prevent corns from forming?

What type of shoes do you wear to prevent corns from forming?

Corn: However, if the toe is too contracted shoes won't help all that much, if at all. See your podiatrist for an exam and recommendation. ...Read more

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Is there a way to Prevent colon polyps? Is there a way to lessen chances of them being cancerous? I had 9 polups three agressive types im worried

Is there a way to Prevent colon polyps? Is there a way to lessen chances of them being cancerous? I had 9 polups three agressive types im worried

Colonoscopies: You have to be vigilant in getting colonoscopies yearly or every 2-3 years to follow up and ensure complete removal of new colon polyps. Unfortunately, besides frequent colonoscopies, there is not much else you can do besides eating a high fiber, low fat diet. You must have colonic adenomas, so frequent colonoscopies will decrease your risk of progression to colon cancer. ...Read more

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Bruised pads of foot from gymnastics. How do I prevent this?

Bruised pads of foot from gymnastics. How do I prevent this?

Go to podiatrist: A podiatrist would be able to examine your feet and determine if the motion in the ball of the foot is creating more pressure at the metatarsals. If so, there are padding/strapping that can be applied to your foot while training that can help with this. ...Read more

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Does leukemia prevent people from getting certain types of jobs?

Does leukemia prevent people from getting certain types of jobs?

No: It is illegal, as far as I know, to deny someone a job based on their health status. In addition, if one has leukemia and is otherwise healthy with their disease under control I know of no reason they cannot do any job for which they are qualified. ...Read more

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How I can prevent fungus using food. Which type of food will help me toprevent it?

How I can prevent fungus using food. Which type of food will help me toprevent it?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is anti fungal, anti bacterial and anti viral.
Also avoid sugary foods and white flour processed foods which will also feed the fungus. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent rectal mucus? I a 72 year old female and have to wear a pad and change it often.

What can I do to prevent rectal mucus? I a 72 year old female and have to wear a pad and change it often.

Usually this is: Related to some degree of prolapse or weak sphincter. Without an exam I can not tell you the underlying cause. See a colorectal surgeon for an evaluation. Should be fixable in most cases. ...Read more

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How do I prevent type 2 diabetes?

How do I prevent type 2 diabetes?

Do what is right: Eat healthy and in proper quantities, exercise and do not drink alcohol. It may not keep you from getting diabetes, but it will help you. ...Read more

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How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?

How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?

Might not be able to: Sometimes it runs in families or I caused by a virus that attacks your pancreas, but you can lower your risk by avoiding soda, alcohol, sweets. Foods with the highest glycemic index include bananas, grapes, raisins and corn, so you want to limit these too. Maintain a healthy weight with a BMI less than 25. ...Read more

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How do you prevent type 1 diabetes?

How do you prevent type 1 diabetes?

Different parents: Since type 1 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, you could ask for different parents. Other than that, there's no way. ...Read more