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How to treat bed sores?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Need more info...

Bed sores or pressure ulcers can develop in at-risk skin in 2 hours, which is why hospitals rotate position of immobile patients with that frequency.
Treatment depends on severity, but if mild, a protective cover (moleskin or similar) and pressure avoidance / repositioning, can allow it to heal. Pharmacies often have more sophisticated dressings that protect and cushion, some need a doctor's order.

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Bed sores or pressure ulcers can develop in at-risk skin in 2 hours, which is why hospitals rotate position of immobile patients with that frequency.
Treatment depends on severity, but if mild, a protective cover (moleskin or similar) and pressure avoidance / repositioning, can allow it to heal. Pharmacies often have more sophisticated dressings that protect and cushion, some need a doctor's order.
Dr. Donald Alves
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Dr. Robert Winters
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Antipressure measure

Frequent position changes will prevent and heal existing wounds.
Avoid staying in any single position more than two hours if confined to bed, along with cushioning of current wounds. Appropriate nutritional support and antibiotic treatment if wounds become infected are also important considerations.

In brief: Antipressure measure

Frequent position changes will prevent and heal existing wounds.
Avoid staying in any single position more than two hours if confined to bed, along with cushioning of current wounds. Appropriate nutritional support and antibiotic treatment if wounds become infected are also important considerations.
Dr. Robert Winters
Dr. Robert Winters
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