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Have been healing a stage 4 sacral decubitus ulcer for past

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Have been healing a stage 4 sacral decubitus ulcer for past year. The ulcer is almost healed. There is no Oder and the wound looks great. Less then 2 and 1/2 cm deep and 4cm in width. My question is there is still a moderate amount of sero-sang drainage and the wound healing has slow down is there something else that could be done to stop the drainage? Current treatment is wet to dry dressings twice a day.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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The serosanguinous drainage can be expected during the healing process.
The pressure on the decubitus ulcer can cause leakage of the fluid.
You can consider hydrocolloid type dressing material to reduce the drainage.
Duoderm is one such brand.
Another option is to wash the area with epsom salt which also has drying properties.
Wound vac therapy is another good option to expedite the healing process.
Woundvac is applied by your surgeon --exerts suction force to maintain negative pressure over the wound for faster healing.
You can discuss this option with your surgeon.
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