Since infection can be a serious - even life-threatening - complication of bed sores, it's important to recognize it and it treat early. Signs that your bed sores are infected include:
- An unpleasant odor coming from the sore.
- A worsening of pain.
- Pus draining from the sore.
- Redness in the skin surrounding the sore.
- A feeling of warmth in the skin surrounding the sore.
Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of these signs.