What Causes Swelling In The Tail Bone Area Of An Elderly Person?
Needs dressing, possible skin graft. Caused dude to prolonged lying down
Thanks for the query.
This could be due to dependent oedema or swelling in the buttock region due to constant sitting or lying down.
She needs to change position and lie in her sides every 2 hours. Application of talcum powder and spirit wash needs to be given to the skin. Site needs to lie on naked foam. To prevent sweat accumulation and skin maceration.
The pressure sore will. Need regular dressing and possibly a skin graft if not healing in few weeks. This call needs to be taken by a plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Aashish Raghu
Also, what kind of dressing should be used for pressure ulcer?
Spirit wash from pharmacy, foam blocks from mattress, dressing by surgeon
Dressing done by a surgeon is recommended for the pressure sore. It involves using Betadine, Hydrogen peroxide, saline.
Soft recoiling foam blocks as present in mattresses will suffice.
Plain surgical spirit can be purchased from the pharmacy.