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How should a pressure sore be kept clean?
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Frequent rinsing
Pressure sores are perfect areas for bacteria to colonize, inhibiting wound healing.
With each dressing change, which should be at least twice a day, one should gently rinse off the wound base with either salt water or gentle soap and water, followed by application of silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to prevent infection.

In brief: Frequent rinsing
Pressure sores are perfect areas for bacteria to colonize, inhibiting wound healing.
With each dressing change, which should be at least twice a day, one should gently rinse off the wound base with either salt water or gentle soap and water, followed by application of silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to prevent infection.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Clean and moist
Twce a day cleansing with a mild soap, such as castille or cetaphil and after soilage is recommended followed by a moist dressing.
Clean non-infected wounds can be treated with vac therapy. Surgery may be necessary.

In brief: Clean and moist
Twce a day cleansing with a mild soap, such as castille or cetaphil and after soilage is recommended followed by a moist dressing.
Clean non-infected wounds can be treated with vac therapy. Surgery may be necessary.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
Thank
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