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Bed Sores - Pressure Sores : Treatment for Bed Sores

Bed Sores occur when the circulation of blood is strangled from completely flowing back and forth inside the body for two to three hours or even more.  Some of us have probably experienced mild sores from this one.  Like for example, you return home very tired and you easily slip into bed.  The next morning you wake up having a sore purple-wrapped elbow where you feel spiky electric currents running up and down inside it.  This is just a taste of how a bed sore really feels like.  How much more for the elderly people who commonly experiences these types of ailments.  These usually occur to bed ridden people or those on wheel chairs who are unable to move and feel pain.  Because the skin of the elderly people are more elastic, thinner and are not very oily which may result to skin cracks.  The sore is usually found on the iliac or sacrum or tail bone area of the buttocks or heel area of the feet or sometimes the ear.  When the sore slowly takes its place as the skin dies, it starts off by a reddish and painful area and finally turns into purple.  If this is not taken cared of immediately, the skin can cut open and a heavy infection might happen.  

Bedsores are also known as pressure sores where the skin sits in one position for a long time; they are mostly seen formed on the skins that are closely wrapped to the bones such as the elbows, sacrum, hips, heels and ankles.  Any one can get this sore, especially when you do not change your body position frequently.  And once the sore has finally erupted in the body, it can dig a big hole that is not pleasant to the eye.  You can avoid these sores by frequently changing positions for at least every two or three hours, keeping your skin clean by having good physical hygiene, proper nutrition and use mushy pillows that give the bodies pressure areas proper comfort.  


How to Heal Bed Sores?  Remedy for BedSores

Decubitus Ulcers, one of the common skin problems of at least 20 percent of hospital patients develop the following symptoms when undergoing the first few signs of a bed sore.  They develop bruises, fear, poor mental status, nutrition, hydration, anemia, loss of protein and increase in cellulites.  For patients suffering this ailment, it is advised that you turn them once every two hours into another position, the wound should not be kept dry, but moist, only the outside area of the wound is kept dry.  Patients who are suffering severe sores are properly treated by undergoing medical operations through having a new clean skin transplant.