Posted by Brusse Ancelin on Sunday, 16 February, 2020 08:20:42
If you have a pressure sore, turn and change your position often. How often you reposition depends on your condition and the quality of the surface you are on. Generally if you use a wheelchair, try shifting your weight every 15 minutes or so and change positions every hour. If you're in a bed, change positions every two hours. Using support
Pressure sores, or bedsores, may develop when pressure is not relieved over a particular area, resulting in symptoms like discolored skin, pain, and blood-filled blisters. Read about home remedies, stages, and treatment.
How to Treat Bed Sores in the Elderly at Home. Stage 1 and uncomplicated stage 2 bed sores can be treated at home. Properly caring for the wound and reducing pressure by repositioning the body are key. It's necessary to frequently change position and avoid putting pressure on the wound as much as possible.
Bed sores change appearance over 4 stages. In the beginning, bed sores look red. By stage 4 (the most serious), the sores are deep and open. You actually can see your muscle, bone, tendons, and joints.
Every pressure sore seen on the skin, no matter how small, should be regarded as serious because of the probable damage below the skin surface. Stages of pressure sores STAGE 1. Signs: Skin is not broken but is red or discolored or may show changes in hardness or temperature compared to surrounding areas.
Developing a bed sore (particularly a more advanced wound such as a stage 3 or 4) requires medical intervention to heal and prevent further complications. While some medical facilities are notorious for disputing the severity of a wound, insisting on immediate medical attention can mean the difference between a recovery and a spiraling series of problems.