What Are Bed Sores and How are they Treated at Home?

Caring for bed sores can be demanding but maintaining a good care regimen is key to preventing more serious conditions from developing. Several different terms are used to define bed sores (decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers, etc.), but each of these defines the same underlying condition. They refer to an area of skin that has been weakened or broken by a combination of rubbing and sustained pressure. The simplest method for reducing the risk of bed sores developing, therefore, is moving carefully and often to protect vulnerable areas from such conditions. However, the simplest method is not always the easiest. Continue reading