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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredTalk to your doctors about the best ways for you to manage your bed sores on a daily basis so that you can help them to heal. You may need to consult multiple experts, including a dietician, primary care physician, dermatologist, and possibly a wound specialist, to ensure that you are doing all you can to promote healing. When you talk with your healthcare providers, ask them about the best ways to relieve pressure in sore areas, how to set up a routine for changing your position, and what type of padding or cushioning you should use on your bed. In addition, your doctors can help determine the best methods for cleaning and bandaging the wounds, which may need to be done on a daily basis. Your doctors may also want to do frequent monitoring of the bed sores, including measuring their size and looking for signs of infection, to make sure they are healing well.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
If you have bed sores, there are several things you can do on a daily basis to promote healing. First of all, relieve pressure from the affected area and reposition yourself often to prevent new bed sores from forming. Pillows, pads, and special beds can help. Keeping your skin dry and clean can promote healing and prevent infection. A healthful diet - including supplemental zinc and vitamin C - may also speed up healing, and exercise can improve circulation. And don't forget to inspect your skin on a daily basis to see if any new bed sores may be developing.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.