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A bed sore is only caused by nursing home neglect and hospital negligence. Read below for information on symptoms and prevention of bed sores.
Bed sores, also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, are ulcers (sores)
caused by prolonged pressure or rubbing on vulnerable areas of the
Vulnerable areas in this case include bony/cartilaginous areas prone to moisture and friction.
Examples include pressure points on the lower back (near the tail bone or sacrum or iliac crest), hips, ankles, heels and elbows, as well as the ear.
A simple example of a mild pressure sore may be experienced by healthy
individuals while sitting in the same position for extended periods of
The dull aches are indicative of impeded blood flow to affected areas.
The sore will initially start as a red, painful area, which eventually turns purple.
Left untreated, the skin may break open and become infected. Moist skin is more sensitive to tissue ischemia and tissue death, and is also more likely to get infected.
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