Posted by: fleur | 2007/05/18

bed sores

do you have a remedy for bed sores, gentleman age 84 bed ridden, has developed bed sores, what can we use to eliviate his discomfort and prevent this from happening.
many thanks

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Hallo Fleur
You have to first take the pressure off the area - make a ring to put around the area ( things that work well is ring pillows you can buy at dischem or a child's plastic air filled swimming safety ring covered properly with a bandage, turn him to the side every 4 hours, ask your doctor or a nurse at your nearest clinic or hospital to come and look at the sores to prescribe treatment to put on the sores - Usually an antiseptic like Betadine, or specially made bedsore products. In the case of bedsores prevention is really better than cure.
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