Bed Sores

Also known as decubitus ulcers or pressure sores. These painful sores are caused by constant deficiency of blood to tissues over a bony projection that has been subjected to prolonged pressure against an object like a bed, cast, or splint. They often develop on individuals who are confined to their beds. Also, continually wet skin caused by incontinence may contribute to bed sores.

They begin as red sores, becoming purple, then the skin breaks down and they become open sores. If they become infected, then they are even slower to heal. It is critical to rotate and change a patient’s position every 2 hours and to support them with pillows beneath their shoulders and in between their legs.

Comfrey Poultice w/Mixer
Mix powder with poultice mixer to form a thick paste. Spread on area about 1/8 inch thick. Cover with a plastic wrap, if wearing clothes. Replace when dry.

Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results.

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