What are bed sores and how serious are they?
What does a bed sore feel like on dark skin?
- For people with dark skin, the bed sore affected area will be in different color when compared to other part of the skin. Skin format will also differ considerably (skin tends to be firmer and softer) from other part of the skin. You may feel slight warmness when the affected area of the skin is touched.
How do I treat a pressure sore on the bed?
- Avoid using antiseptics and soaps for treating pressure sores, because these agents often damage the infected tissue. Use a large foam pad on top of the bed to rest the patient's body as this will relieve pressure and help avoid bed sores. They need to be at least 5 to 10 cm thick.
How do you treat bed sores on your legs?
- Cleaning and properly dressing these wounds is of utmost importance. One should clean the wound properly to avoid the risk of infection. For stage one bedsores, simply use mild soap and water, and for open sores use saline solution upon each dressing change. Dressings are used to keep the wound moist and to help with the prevention of infections.
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