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About Bedsores

Bedsores (medically known as pressure ulcers or injuries) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, primarily caused by a combination of pressure, dragging and abrasion on the skin. They usually occur over a bony prominence such as the heel or hip bone.

Areas of the foot susceptible to bedsores

Areas of the trunk susceptible to bedsores

They can happen to anyone, but usually affect people confined to bed or who sit in a chair or wheelchair for long periods of time. Older people are most susceptible.

Bedsores can lead to very serious, even life threatening, health consequences if left untreated. If you or anybody in your care has a bedsore, we strongly advise that you seek the advice of a nurse or doctor.

Parafricta products work by reducing the friction between your skin and the bed or chair. They are particularly useful for people who are restless and/or whose skin is rubbing against sheets or clothing.

If you have been prescribed or have purchased Parafricta Bootees or Undergarments you may find these Patient Information Leaflets useful.  

Undergarment Patient Information

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Bootee Patient Information

If you would like to understand more about how Parafricta products work please view this video.

If you are seeking any other information, consult our User Guides (including detailed instructions for use, washing information and product specifications).

NHS Prescription

Parafricta Reusable Bootees and Undergarments can be prescribed in all parts of the UK. Your GP or Community Nurse may consider it appropriate for you to obtain these products on the NHS.

Letter for your Pharmacist - in case they need to know from where to order in the products when you present a prescription.

Links to useful external sites

NHS Pressure Ulcer (Bedsore) Patient Information

Society of Tissue Viability

National Wound Care Strategy Programme