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How might I try to get rid of bedsores?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get evaluated

Any person with bed sores need an evaluation by physician or nurses who treat wounds.
It's important to know the stage and depth of the wound. There are many medications ( collagenases)that can be used to remove necrotic tissue and to promote healing . Some patients will require surgery to deride or clean the wound.

In brief: Get evaluated

Any person with bed sores need an evaluation by physician or nurses who treat wounds.
It's important to know the stage and depth of the wound. There are many medications ( collagenases)that can be used to remove necrotic tissue and to promote healing . Some patients will require surgery to deride or clean the wound.
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care

In brief: Evaluation

Ideally have someone familiar with the treatment and prevention of bed sores evaluate you.
Some sores need surgery. Some just need dressing changes. Some need nothing other than to relieve the pressure that is placed on them

In brief: Evaluation

Ideally have someone familiar with the treatment and prevention of bed sores evaluate you.
Some sores need surgery. Some just need dressing changes. Some need nothing other than to relieve the pressure that is placed on them
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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