Bed sores, also called as decubitus ulcers generally heal with the treatment.
Homeopathic treatment is said to be extremely effective and excellent. It provides harmless solutions which causes no side effects.
It is also called as pressure ulcers/pressure sores. They’re injuries to the skin and underlying tissues, resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin.
It develops if a person spends a long time remaining in same position.
Common locations include
- Shoulder blades
- Back of the arms
- Back of the legs
It may also develop over ankles, heels, elbows, and back of the head.
Bed sores generally happens when blood supply to the skin is disrupted for more than 2 to 3 hours. So the causes are
- Spending lot of time sitting in a chair/ lying in a bed
- Wearing surgical appliances
- Being bedridden
- Age(older age)
- A low or high BMI (Body mass index)
- Prolonged wound healing
- Poor blood circulation
Bedsores are divided into 4 stages, from mild to most severe.
Affected area becomes red. Patient may complain that it causes burning or itching.
Affected area becomes much damaged. It may have blisters. Patient may complain that it causes pain, discomfort, and skin around it may become discoloured.
Affected area gets crater like appearance due to damage below the surface of skin.
Stage 4 :
Affected area gets severely damaged and it turns into large wound. It may also involve underlying tissues, muscles, tendons, bones. Infection is quite significant at this stage.
It can lead to fever with chills. It may cause generalized weakness.
- Turning or repositioning at every 2 to 3 hours
- Providing soft mattress to reduce the pressure
- Taking nutritious and balanced diet
- Keeping the skin clean
- Doing certain exercises that may encourage the circulation
Arnica, apis mel, carbo veg, calendula, arsenic alb, hepar sulph and silicea are excellent, well indicated homeopathic medicines for the treatment of bed sores. But, only an apt homeopathic medicine is administered to the patient after a detailed case taking and case analysis. Which is skillfully done by the practitioner of healing art, a homeopath.