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What do bed sores normally look like?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Jaron Mcmullin
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It varies

Stage 1 -- redness of the skin that doesn't go away stage 2 -- the skin surface is eroded stage 3 -- the skin is eroded through down into the fatty tissues.
Stage 4 -- the fatty tissue has been eroded through and now muscle or bone is involved. An early (acute) pressure sore may have dead tissue in the wound and may be "unstageable." an older sore may have pink or red tissue in the wound.

In brief: It varies

Stage 1 -- redness of the skin that doesn't go away stage 2 -- the skin surface is eroded stage 3 -- the skin is eroded through down into the fatty tissues.
Stage 4 -- the fatty tissue has been eroded through and now muscle or bone is involved. An early (acute) pressure sore may have dead tissue in the wound and may be "unstageable." an older sore may have pink or red tissue in the wound.
Dr. Jaron Mcmullin
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