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My mum has pressure sores on her bum which are spreading what can be done to improve these? We use barrier cream regularly but I am concerned.

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
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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.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Turn side to side

Pressure sores are related to pressure.
So barriers and special beds are good measures- but the most important measure is pressure off loading. Make sure you mum turns side to side and occasionally lays on her stomach (if possible). Environment modifications are the key to preventing recurrence and new pressure ulcers.

In brief: Turn side to side

Pressure sores are related to pressure.
So barriers and special beds are good measures- but the most important measure is pressure off loading. Make sure you mum turns side to side and occasionally lays on her stomach (if possible). Environment modifications are the key to preventing recurrence and new pressure ulcers.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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