03 Oct 2012
October 3, 2012


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Bedsores are far easier to prevent than cure. They are caused by prolonged pressure to certain parts of the body when lying in bed for long periods.

They can be prevented by encouraging the patient to shift position as often as possible. Take care to smooth out creases in the bottom sheet to avoid irritation.

If red marks appear at the pressure points such as heels , elbows, buttocks and hips, inform the doctor before they get worse.