Natural Bedsore Cures

Natural remedies for bedsores are used to strengthen skin as a preventative as well as to help heal bedsores. Constant pressure on one spot causes the wounds so frequent repositioning is critical. This is a very painful, chronic problem for people who are confined to their beds or wheelchairs because of another ailment.

What are Bedsores (Pressure Sores)?

Bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores) are normally associated with people who are confined to their bed or a wheelchair for extended periods. Continual pressure on the skin gradually injures the skin, causing painful open sores. Since the sores develop quickly and are very difficult to treat, it is customary to turn bedridden patients frequently to reduce the risk of bedsores. This problem is especially dangerous for people in a coma or paralyzed or for the elderly with thin skin that is easily bruised and torn.  Bedsores range in severity from a reddish bruise to a bone-deep ulcer.  Untreated bedsores can ultimately lead to other infections, sepsis or even cancer.

Standard treatment for bedsores involves repositioning the body to remove pressure from the bedsore. Cleanliness of the body, clothing and sheets is very important in preventing further infection. The wound must be kept clean and dressed appropriately.

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