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How do I cure pressure sores aka "bed sores"?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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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. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Frequent turning

Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon.
It may need to be cleaned and may need coverage with special dressing, a skin graft or even an advancement of surrounding tissue surgically. Prevention is overall the best treatment. Turning every 2 hours, dry beds, minimal pressure among other things are needed. http://www.npuap.org.

In brief: Frequent turning

Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon.
It may need to be cleaned and may need coverage with special dressing, a skin graft or even an advancement of surrounding tissue surgically. Prevention is overall the best treatment. Turning every 2 hours, dry beds, minimal pressure among other things are needed. http://www.npuap.org.
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