Bed Sore Management

Bedsores are ulcers formed due to prolonged pressure placed on the skin. It restricts blood flow to the affected region of the skin. It gets reduced by reducing stress on the affected area, and taking antibiotics.

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I just noticed bedsore on the upper side of my father's leg. Please suggest some treatment for it.

Query: Hello doctor, I just saw a bedsore on the upper side of my father's leg. He is a congestive heart failure patient and got bedsores because he does not move regularly. Sometimes, the skin becomes dark. Please suggest a treatment for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patients' identity), and it suggests a bedsore. The best treatment is to avoid pressure in that area. I suggest he should sleep in a position where the ...  Read Full »

How to treat my father's pressure ulcer on the hip?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you please suggest the medicine and treatment for a stage four pressure ulcer on the hip? It is a few centimeters above the buttocks. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. This is a bedsore seen in bedridden patients, so proper precautions and care are required. And you can take surgery reference once. I would suggest you do the following things, 1) Patient should sleep on an air matt...  Read Full »

How to move a person with cervical spine stenosis from a bed to a wheelchair?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 79 years old has a neurologist appointment in five days. She was recently diagnosed at the ER with spinal stenosis in the neck. However, I am very concerned that me moving her from the bed to the wheelchair is contributing to her daily decline and related symptoms. Her s...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Severe cervical spinal stenosis causing spinal cord compression is known to cause all the symptoms that you have described. However, if the worsening from being able to walk to not at all has happened after your ER visit, I suggest you go to the ER again. This is becau...  Read Full »

My brother suffers from paraplegia after an accident. Can this be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother met with an accident while riding his bike. His D4 and D5 vertebra got fractured and he is not able to move due to loss of sensation from the upper part of the abdomen. The doctor said that he is suffering from paraplegia due to complete damage to the main spinal cord nerve,...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, natural body healing is the only way at present for paraplegia and spinal cord recovery. The only things that we can do are as follows. Surgery is done to give the spinal cord the space to heal and prevent any further damage from the vertebrae. Physiotherapy to mobili...  Read Full »

What medicines to give an older adult for cough and fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother is 96 years old, and she has a cough and fever. We also have noticed some bedsore at her back, probably due to a prolonged stay in bed. What medication can we give her? I hope you can help us out. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sehrawat Manisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your grandmother seems to be bedridden for quite some time as she has developed bedsores. However, staying in bed can lead to several other problems, such as pneumonia because of limited movement and deep breathing. In addition, having a fever can be a sign of upper res...  Read Full »

My grandma is on bed rest. Her lower back is red and painful. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother suffered a fall in the bathroom one month back. She is 91 now. Following the fall, she developed a vertebral compression fracture. She has been on bed rest for the last few weeks and now developed redness and pain in the lower back area. Kindly advice on treatment includin...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After reviewing your attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is a grade 2 bed sore. Prevent further damage by turning the side of the patient every two hours from side to side. This is to be done only after approval of spine specialist as she...  Read Full »

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