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    Butt really hurts, pressure sores?

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    I was 9 days n hospital on my back (intensive care) in June. Upon getting hme I realized my butt hurt. I looked at it and it had sores on it...like big blisters that no longer had skin on them and were very sore and burning. I put all kinds of creams but nothing makes them heal. I looked on the net and found picturesof bedsores and it looks like my sores are stage 4 pressure sores. These are not over any bones but on the middle of the cheeks. I went to my doctor finally and he said the sores were follicitis and he gave me antibiotics. I think the doctor is wrong...because he seemed to be perplexed. Who should I go see to get treatment...a dermtologist? I have seen pictures of follicitis and my lesions look nothing like the little bumps of that disease.

    Phew, I have seen some dreadful pictures of pressure sores, and know this is serious. I am worried.

    I have purchased POL cream for it. Today is first day of putting it on. This stuff ny good.

    Please advise.

    Thanks in advance.

    INB
    Last edited by INB; 10-27-2010 at 10:23 PM. Reason: MISSPELLED WORD

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    Ask your doctor to refer you to a wound care doctor. If they are pressure sores, you are right to be concerned!
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    INB,

    Take a look at these stage photos, and if you are sure they are pressure sores, the only effective home treatment of stage 2 or higher is to STAY OFF YOUR BUTT. I learned the hard way, kept trying creams, more pressure releases, yadda, yadda. Ended up with 2 surgeries and 4 months in the hospital.

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    Like Donno says - assuming they are pressure sores, put no pressure at all on them until many weeks after they've apparently healed.
    You need to see a wound care specialist or a nurse familiar with SCI problems.

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    tHANKS SO MUCH FOR ADVICE. pHEW THOSE PICTURES WERE VALUABLE. LOOKS TO ME IS HAVE sTAGE 1 WOUND ON LEG, AND STAGE TWO WOUNDS ON BUTT. I AM USING POL CREAM. IT'S BEEN ONE DAY ON IT...SEE AND FEEL NO IMPROVEMENT.

    MUST GO ON TRIP NEXT WEEK..5 HOURS ON PLANE...QUESS I HAD BETTER GET UP ALOT AND WALK.

    bUTTE HURTS RIGHT NOW WHILE I WRITE IN BED. WHAT SHOULD A PERSON DO ABOUT SLEEPING? I NOW i SLEEP ON SIDE, BUT IS THERE ANYTING A PERSON CAN BUY TO HELP...TO PROTECT BUTTE?

    THANKS, AGAIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by INB View Post
    tHANKS SO MUCH FOR ADVICE. pHEW THOSE PICTURES WERE VALUABLE. LOOKS TO ME IS HAVE sTAGE 1 WOUND ON LEG, AND STAGE TWO WOUNDS ON BUTT. I AM USING POL CREAM. IT'S BEEN ONE DAY ON IT...SEE AND FEEL NO IMPROVEMENT.

    MUST GO ON TRIP NEXT WEEK..5 HOURS ON PLANE...QUESS I HAD BETTER GET UP ALOT AND WALK.

    bUTTE HURTS RIGHT NOW WHILE I WRITE IN BED. WHAT SHOULD A PERSON DO ABOUT SLEEPING? I NOW i SLEEP ON SIDE, BUT IS THERE ANYTING A PERSON CAN BUY TO HELP...TO PROTECT BUTTE?

    THANKS, AGAIN
    If you can get up and walk around, why would you have a pressure sore? I thought that was something only paralyzed people have to worry about, maybe I am wrong.

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    What type of cream are you using? We (my husband and I...both disabled) use Duoderm and then cover it with a non stick pad. Then...we stay off our butts. That works wonders.
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    tHANKS FOR INFO ABOUT DURODERM. wILL INVESTIGATE IT.

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