Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline®) and then cover with a soft gauze dressing.
Be sure to keep urine and stool away from affected areas.
Can you put Vaseline on bed sores?
After cleaning, spread some ointment on a clean cloth or piece of gauze, and cover the sore lightly. You can use any mild ointment, such as antibiotic cream or petroleum jelly (Vaseline). This will prevent the skin from becoming dry and will also protect the sore from dust, dirt, flies and other insects.
What is the best thing to put on a bed sore?
Treatment for bedsores depends on the stage and depth of the wound. You can clean stage one ulcers with mild soap and water and cover with a moisture-barrier lotion. More advanced bedsores may require medical care. Your care team may clean the wound with saline and cover it with a special bandage.
What foods are good for pressure sores?
Good sources of iron include red lean meat, liver, poultry, beans, lentils, sardines, green leafy vegetables and fortified cereals. Foods high in vitamin C are known to enhance non-haem iron absorption, while high quantities of tannins (eg. tea) and phytates found in bran are known to reduce non-haem iron absorption.
Is sudocrem good for bed sores?
By forming a protective layer on the skin, this formula helps heal wounds, covering the vulnerable area and reduces the risk of contaminants and further discomfort. Sudocrem can also help with bed sores, sunburn and chilblains, soothing the skin and reducing the risk of infection.
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