Bedsore Treatments – Possible Relief to a Serious Issue – The Dos and Don’ts of Wound Care

Bed sores, also known as pressure sores are a modern day plague on our nation. Ranging from tender or swollen skin, up to fully open sores that drain pus and reach even deeper into the muscle and bones. Bed sores are caused by bodily tissue being compressed in between bone and a firm surface for an extended period of time. Blood flow is reduced in these areas, and the tissue begins to die, making a breeding ground for infection. Pressure sores like this can develop quickly, with little warning, so it is important to stay vigilant in adjusting bed ridden, or wheelchair bound patients.