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Thank you for your advice. I just need a confirmation: you

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Thank you for your advice. I just need a confirmation: you are saying that there really is a remedy for bedsores assuming that diabetes if it is diagnosed and if she can be turned on her side. This is a nursing home that will not want to bother the doctor unless there is a really good reason to do so. It would also be good to know how long she needs to stay on her side.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Yes turning on her side every 1-2 hours is better.

Ideally air mattress or water bed are better for bed sore healing.

These beds shift pressure points constantly without even moving the patient frequently.

That shoudl be requested for if possible.

The bedsores can be treated with debridement an wound vac for faster healing.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy also holds great promise.

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