Bedsores are commonly known as pressure ulcers or decubitus. They are the lesions caused by unrelieved pressure to any part of the human body. But generally it occurs at those portions where there is a bony or cartilaginous areas. Bedsores are treatable only if they are detected early and they are paid a proper medical attention. If they are left untreated, without medical attention, they can turn into life-threatening conditions.
Pressure sore is the condition in which, certain areas of the body has damaged skin caused by staying in one position for long period. The common places for bedsores are where the bones are close to the skin like ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. A person becomes at risk if he or she is bedridden, using a wheelchair, or is unable to change the position. Pressure sores can turn to be serious infections.
Causes of Bedsores
Home remedies for Bedsores - Cures for Bedsores
The best thing bedsores treatment is to avoid it by all means. Whenever you have someone on the bed, keep changing the position and examine those particular areas daily.
Most important thing is to keep hygienic condition and by not keeping those areas wet by any means.
Bedsores can be reversible but for that early detection is must. When you detect anything, start the treatment straightaway.
Antiseptic powder can be very helpful and it is the good home remedies for bedsores. Sprinkle on the affected area every 4-5 hourly.
One should always keep the skin dry as moisture is disastrous for the skin.
One of the best home remedy for bed sore includes application of vitamin E oil all over the body.
A rich and healthy diet of vitamins like A, B, C, E and zinc is very important and considered to be good diet for bedsores.
One should avoid meat and should include fiber in the diet.
Another good home remedy for bed sores is filling Lysol in a spray can and then spraying it daily on the entire body.
One can also pouri sugar and honey poultice on the wound; it will remove the poison from the wound. This is a very efficient bedsores remedy.
Another effective bedsores treatment is that one can also apply zinc oxide ointment, Aloe vera, wheat germ oil or comfrey on the affected area.
The best home remedies for bedsores is mixing powdered comfrey leaves with slippery elm in equal quantity to form a paste. Put this paste on piece of cloth and tie it with the affected area overnight.
Another trusted home remedy for bedsores is to disinfect the area with sprinkling goldenseal or echinacea powder. You should then cover it with cotton.
One can wash the sores at least two to four times a day by making a mixture of witch hazel and myrrh/turmeric root/goldenseal. This is one of successful bedsores remedy.
Another effective bedsores cure is that clean the bedsore by watering the wound with a saline solution (available in drug stores) or any other disinfectant solution prescribed by a healthcare professional.
You should remove all dead tissue and scabs. Clean the wound regularly.
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I have tried this for my grandmother,she had a small bed sore,so I mixed 2 spoons of honey and 2 spoons of olive oil in a small bawl,I applied the mixture 3 - 2 times daily by ear cotons on the sore and in no time it was gone.
#1 - fafa - 06/11/2010 - 13:01
During my militarytraining, I worked in a military hopital and we prevented our patients from developing bedsores simply by rubbing their backs, back of legs and arms and heels with surgical spirits.
Never had a ptaient with a bedsore!!
#2 - Mike - 10/27/2010 - 07:39
This is a good tip . Please suggest more as I need to find a good remedy for my father who is developing bed sores.
#3 - Gowrishankar - 11/24/2010 - 10:26
My father has started developing sores on his bottom area and my mother and I are taking him into the doctor tomorrow. I will let you know what we find out. They have not become open wounds, but we are trying to stop this from happening.
#4 - Ricki - 12/01/2010 - 21:43
My father developed a bed sore after his by pass heart operation and now he's in hospital since 3 months the worst part is his hb count is very bad as he's a post operated person and the doctors just removed the dead tissues.. itz even touched his bone on his back above the motion passing place. the doctors even did the rotating grafting (plastic surgery) that is also a failure as now even the cut part is also bleeding.. in major trouble now.. can i know where can he get the best treatment for this in bangalore,or hyd,or chennai?? please tell me the remeady!!
#5 - abhishek - 12/25/2010 - 04:02
My husband has been in hospital for 6 wks due to major surgery..first hospital did not turn enough where he got the sore..second hospital transferred to did not turn enough..and the third hospital he's at now is very upset about it, their keeping it clean and putting ointment on it..it has black scab on it..it seems like they could scrap the scab off, clean it and apply medication..is there anything that I can put together that may help this..
#6 - Linda - 02/07/2011 - 09:09
MY FATHER HAD A STROKE AND WAS IN NURSING HOME HE GOT A BED SORE THAT HAS TURNED IN TO A STAGE FOUR. HE IS REAL SKINNEY THEY SAY THEY IS NO MORE THEY CAND DO FOR HIM..IS THEIR ANYTHING I CAN I DO...
#7 - Shane - 03/09/2011 - 09:34
what if... if the wound is in complicated area....
and have a big wound all over it!!!
what kind of home remedy we should do for that?
can you please help me?
#8 - mitch - 03/15/2011 - 09:20
MY MOTHER IS PARALYSED SINCE 2008 NOW SHE GOT BED SORES.she is in pain she is dying in front of our eyes but we cant do anything,can you please help us
#9 - SUMAN - 11/28/2011 - 11:43
My mother was in a nursing home and developed a really bad bedsore and I got "Herbal Salve" from the health food store and my sister would put it on the sore every time she needed changing and the bedsore was healed. She continues to use it as a preventive daily. Cost about $7.00. Use a generous amount on the sore. You can contact Gary Null's Whole Foods Store in NYC he's a master of nutrition that's where I learned about the Herbal Salve through a health consultation for my mom. Wish you all luck!!
#10 - Joyce - 12/28/2011 - 20:27
I use Listerine in a sterile spray bottle to spray daily on my parents hips and back and it has worked for them. Just a light mist does the trick.
#11 - Lou - 12/30/2011 - 03:47
I use a beeswax preparation by mama nature that has amazing healing qualities and is great for bedsores. It is an all rounder and I use it for chapped hands and everything. I also use it to prevent rubbing on the inside of my legs. My husband even uses it inside his ears to stop them from getting sore from constant ear plug wearing. When he stops using it they get dry and bleed.
#12 - Ida - 02/11/2012 - 06:31
We've applied udder salve to keep moisture away and this has helped. This works preventive. BTW this was Bogena salve made in Europe.
#13 - Wilbert - 05/10/2012 - 15:38
Those remedies work but if the sores are on the hips and you rest every which way, they won't heal. Treatment as well as preventing sleeping on ones sides seems to assist healing. How can treatment work if the sore areas are repeatedly leaned on and the abrasion persists?
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#14 - David - 04/14/2013 - 14:00
If ones hips are constantly leaned on by sleeping on ones side every night, how can the best treatment application for bedsores ever be of any long term benefit?
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#15 - David - 04/14/2013 - 14:04