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Posted by: Anon | 2010/06/14

Pressure Sounds

My brother, who can''t walk far, has a small pressure sore on his buttock, and one nearish the hip bone, but also on the buttock (other side), and also small.
They look like tiny boils, blisters.
He is thin so there isn''t much cushioning, muscle wise, and one side gets more presure due to scoliosis.
How can we treat the pressure sores?
Thank You

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Hallo Anon

Clean it with sterile saline (cooled boiled water 1 cup with 1/2 teaspoon salt) You can try using Granuflex dressings on the areas - leave it on for 36 hours at a time. It makes a yellowish fluid inside which may smell bad, but it helps the sores to heal quicker. You can make small doughnut shaped "pillows" to put under the affected areas so that the pressure sores do not touch the bed and that it gets time to heal.

He also needs to change position at least every 4 hours to prevent futher development of pressure sores. Do you have a municipal clinic or pharmacy with a sister nearby who can have a look at the affected areas to determine if there are any infection?

Dr Bets

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Posted by: anon | 2010/06/14

sorry, that should be sores not sounds.

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/06/14

Hallo Anon

Clean it with sterile saline (cooled boiled water 1 cup with 1/2 teaspoon salt) You can try using Granuflex dressings on the areas - leave it on for 36 hours at a time. It makes a yellowish fluid inside which may smell bad, but it helps the sores to heal quicker. You can make small doughnut shaped "pillows" to put under the affected areas so that the pressure sores do not touch the bed and that it gets time to heal.

He also needs to change position at least every 4 hours to prevent futher development of pressure sores. Do you have a municipal clinic or pharmacy with a sister nearby who can have a look at the affected areas to determine if there are any infection?

Dr Bets

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