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Pressure sores guide:
People with spinal injuries, stroke patients and others have large portion of their bodies without sensations.
Saving them from pressure sores, either through a caretaker or by a person himself, is a great challenge.
The problem develops when a body part, being tightly pressed, stops receiving oxygenated blood. Deficiency of oxygen in turn led to death of skin and muscle cells. Once a wound/sore is infected, a patient suffers from severe sweating and shivering.
Slightest of careless attitude or ignorance has in the past resulted in severe medical complications for the patients, often resulting in deaths.
As said by a genius, “prevention is better than cure”, we below describe different sore mitigation techniques which could prove handy for patients while asleep or sitting on a chair.
While laying down on bed, be assured the bed sheet is soft and wrinkle free. Foam underlying the sheet must be thick and fluffy. Change sleeping posture after every hour. A clock timer must be set if in sleep. Most people, owing to lying straight on their back for hours, develop pressure sores at the tail of the spine. A rehabilitated patient, having voluntary upper limbs movements, must make it a daily routine to check for any red, black skin spots on his hips or thighs with a hand mirror.
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Do not ever sit on wheel chair or floor without a soft cushion below the butts. Most pressure sores develop directly below the hip joint muscle, also called ischium area. Disabled persons with strong arms must push their butts of the surface for 30 seconds for every half an hour. Those with poor arm power must drive their wheel chair towards a suitable plinth or table and lean down on to it for hip relief.
Another technique, requiring an attendant, is tilting back the chair by 40/50 degrees, resting on a table or bed.
Some Wheel chairs are available in the market, with 2 tiny supporting wheels behind the rim wheels, having a 10 degrees patient controlled tilt. Just a slight jerk is required by the patient to tilt back and forth.
Dress with loose clothes, wearing body fitted jeans or T-shirts is the cause of poor blood circulation and skin rashes.
It has been observed that people with poor diet are prone to high pressure sores risk. Take ample amount of protein rich foods such as dairy items, peanuts, meat etc.