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8 Ways To Treat Bed Sores

Bed Sores

Itchy skin ulcers are caused due to elongated stay in the bed. This syndrome is usually seen in elderly persons and senior citizens as they need more rest or would be suffering from health issues. This usually happens when a person is terminally ill and has to continually stay in bed. Due to this, blood circulation is reduced thus forming blisters and sores on the skin.

Here Are 8 Ways To Treat Bed Sores:

Talcum Powder

Applying helps in keeping the infected skin dry and free from moisture. As soon as a person starts getting bed sores, clean the skin thoroughly and apply talcum powder at least twice a day. Dryness helps in the infection from spreading to the other areas of the body. It also gives a cool feeling thus relieving the person from feeling itching or burning sensation.

talcum powder

Foods With Zinc Content

Consumption of foods that are rich in Zinc content helps in keeping the immune system strong. Foods such as spinach, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, Nuts, cocoa, chocolate, beans and meats are rich in Zinc content. These foods help in keeping the skin and maintaining the overall balance of the system. Make sure to maintain consumption of 30-40 grams of zinc every day through various foods to get enough of vitamins and minerals required to maintain a healthy body.

Foods With Zinc Content

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of the best remedy for skin infections or disorders. Applying aloevera gel to the affected area helps in keeping away infections and curing the sores faster. It also helps in keeping the skin free from bacteria and clean. It dries faster and gets easily absorbed by the skin. Using Aloe Vera gel or cream twice a day after cleaning the skin would help in healing bed sores faster.

Aloe Vera

Combination Of Goldenseal And Vitamin E

Goldenseal is a herbal product available in the American countries, It is also known as orange root. The powder of this root is mixed with Vitamin E oil and the paste is applied on the affected areas.

Goldenseal And Vitamin E

Vitamin C

Consumption of Vitamin C helps in a building good immune system for the overall betterment of the body. It also helps in balancing the oil and sweat glands in the body. Due to this, the body secretes only the required amount of oil or sweat. It also helps in cleansing the internal body system so that the bacteria formation is reduced.

Vitamin C

Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is used for its moist characteristic. It helps the skin in regeneration of new cells while healing the sores or wounds. As the person suffering from bed sores would be mostly lying in one position, it is best to apply petroleum jelly on a piece of cloth or bandage. The bandage would help the petroleum jelly to stay in continuous contact with the affected part of the skin and fasten the healing process.

Petroleum Jelly

Turmeric And Honey

Turmeric can be used as a natural antibiotic for both internal as well as external ailments. Applying turmeric on any wound or infected skin would work as good as any anti bacterial or antiseptic crème. To treat bed sores, turmeric can be mixed with honey and applied on the affected part of the skin to gain recovery faster. As the sweetness of honey would attract insects and flies, make sure to cover the affected portion with a damp cloth or a bandage.

Turmeric And Honey

Neem Leaves

A Paste made out of neem leaves also serve as a good antiseptic and disinfectant. Collect a handful of fresh neem leaves and crush them into a grinder. Apply this paste on affected portion of the body. It dries up the sores as well as giving a cooling effect to the wounds.

Neem leaves