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What Everyone on Bed Rest Should Know About Bed Sores Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

What Everyone on Bed Rest Should Know About Bed Sores Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Bed sores are common in the elderly, and others who are on bed rest. These sores are also called pressure ulcers. They are painful, and can become infected if they are not treated. It’s important that caregivers and those who are on bed rest know what bed sores symptoms are, how to treat them, and how to prevent them in the future.

Causes

Bed sores are caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. This is why sores are more common in the elderly, who are on bed rest. The prolonged pressure injures the skin and these sores occur. The longer the sores are left untreated, the worse they become. These sores can result in amputation, cancer, sepsis, and a host of other unpleasant issues, therefore, it’s important to know the symptoms so you know what to look for.

Symptoms

  • Ulcers on the skin.
  • Blisters that are filled with fluid.
  • Abrasions
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