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What are different home remedies for Bed Sores?

– Bed sores (or pressure sores) are also known as decubitus ulcers, are the result of skin being suffocated beneath the weight of the body.
– These lesions are caused by continuous extended pressure on the skin.
– They occur usually in an area over a prominent bone or cartilage structure such as the hips or tailbone.
– This pressure restricts the flow of blood and therefore the supply of oxygen and nutrients, to that part of the skin.
– The smaller blood vessels clot and a sore red patch of skin appears.

Home Remedies for Bed Sores

– Give the person a very gentle massage twice daily to improve circulation in the skin.
– Make sure they are totally dry after the bath.
– A light dusting of powder made from talc can be helpful in keeping the skin dry.
– Make sure their sheets and bedding are clean and dry as well.
– Moisturize the body with vitamin E oil or cream every day.
– Make sure the person is getting a healthy diet of fiber and vitamin rich foods.
– Avoid including meat in the diet as much as possible.
– Seek other sources of protein including soy or whey protein.
– Apply aloe vera to the sores directly to soothe them.
– You can disinfect the sores by sprinkling them with goldenseal powder.
– Washing the sores daily with witch hazel will help keep them clean and dry.
– They should be washed two to four times every day without fail.
– Avoid dragging the person out of their bed.

1. Vitamin C
– It is an anti-inflammatory.
– It is vital for the health of the skin and blood vessels.
– Take 500 milligrams of vitamin C.
– Take an equal amount of bioflavonoids three times daily.

2. Zinc
– Zinc supports the immune system.
– It also promotes wound healing.
– Take 15 milligrams three times daily.
– Take zinc with food to prevent stomach upset.
– If you take over 30 milligrams of zinc on a daily basis for more than one or two months, you should also take 1 to 2 milligrams of copper each day.
– This is to maintain a proper mineral balance.

3. Aloe vera
– Aloe vera can be applied topically in ointment, gel, or cream form, is known to be effective in healing sores.

4. Calendula cream
– Topical calendula cream is very soothing and healing to wounds.

5. Goldenseal and Vitamin E
– Goldenseal is a natural antiseptic.
– Vitamin E is healing and soothing to the skin.
– Make a paste by combining the contents of three 500-milligram capsules of goldenseal (or 1 teaspoon of goldenseal powder) and 800 international units of vitamin E (pierce capsules and squeeze out the oil).
– If the resulting mixture is too dry, add a few drops of olive oil.
– Apply this to the affected area three times daily.

6. Comfrey Leaves
– Take some dry leaves of comfrey and crush them to prepare a fine powder.
– Add slippery elm in equal quantity to this to make paste.
– Either put this paste over cloth and tie the cloth over area.
– One can apply the paste directly to the area and tie a clean bandage to the sores.
– It is one of the most effective home remedy for bed sores.

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