Thursday, January 22, 2009

Home Remedy for Pressure Sores

Pressure Sores is a kind of common skin ulcers, this is due to long period of pressure on a given part of the body. It usually affects paralyzed, disabled, or handicapped person and affects the bony area of the body. When bed sores prevent the blood flow in a certain affected area, it can lead into a serious health concern.

Four stages of Pressure Sores:

1. Dark Skin or redness
2. Abrasion or Blister
3. Skin Loss exposing tissues
4. Skin Loss exposing bones

Pressure Sores may occur in any of the following or depends on the fixed position of the affected person:

  • Ankles
  • Spine
  • Head
  • Buttocks
  • Heals
  • Lower Back
  • Hip bones
  • Shoulders

Symptoms of Pressure Sores

  • Skin lesions
  • Pus formation
  • Skin moistness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Bad odor in affected area
  • Swelling or inflammation

Causes of Pressure Sores

  • Skin Irritation
  • Dehydration
  • Poor nutrition
  • Sedentary lifestyle or immobility

Home Remedies / Treatment for Pressure Sores

Calendula:
In cream form, apply in newly cleaned affected area

Aloe Vera:
In Gel or Cream form, apply in affected area

Lysol:
Put Lysol into a sprayer and spray all over the body of the affected person

Sugar:
Mix sugar with honey and apply in the bed sore wounds

Wheat Germ oil:
In cream form, apply topically in affected areas



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