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What methods are used to clean pressure sores once they develop?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mild soaps and dress

Mild cleansers and application of hydro active gel dressings with the possible infusions of silver may help.
Enzymatic digestion may also be useful. Vac therapy is also a useful modality. Seek the advice of a wound care specialist who can prescribe and monitor your treatments.

In brief: Mild soaps and dress

Mild cleansers and application of hydro active gel dressings with the possible infusions of silver may help.
Enzymatic digestion may also be useful. Vac therapy is also a useful modality. Seek the advice of a wound care specialist who can prescribe and monitor your treatments.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Saline or cleansers

Minor ulcers, those without exposed subcutaneous tissue, muscle or bone may be cleaned simply with mild soap and tap water or wound cleanser. Deep ulcer cleansing requires agents the kill bacteria like 1/4 strength white vinegar or dakins, which is a very very weak bleach solution.
Normal saline is used to clean the majority of ulcers because soap and iodine are irritating to healing tissue.

In brief: Saline or cleansers

Minor ulcers, those without exposed subcutaneous tissue, muscle or bone may be cleaned simply with mild soap and tap water or wound cleanser. Deep ulcer cleansing requires agents the kill bacteria like 1/4 strength white vinegar or dakins, which is a very very weak bleach solution.
Normal saline is used to clean the majority of ulcers because soap and iodine are irritating to healing tissue.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It depends

Surgical debridement, soap and water , enzymes, and rarely maggots.

In brief: It depends

Surgical debridement, soap and water , enzymes, and rarely maggots.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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