A bed sore is something that is dreaded by the elderly, diabetics and people with spinal cord injuries. These sores are also referred to as pressure sores or wounds. The cause is usually a result of any one of a number of things. Poor circulation is the common ingredient in everyone that gets a bed sore. Add to that a wrinkle in the bedding, laying in one position too long, muscle spasms pulling the foot part way out of a shoe, pressure against a bed frame, wheelchair or another surface too long and other otherwise innocent situations and you have a recipe for a bed sore.
There is no single bed sore treatment or bed sore cure that works for everyone and every bed sore.
This bed sore treatment can be very messy and like most bed sore treatments it may take months to heal the wound.
Clean the bed sore with saline solution. (Contact lens cleaner is about the same as saline solution and it is a lot cheaper.) Cleaning out the bed sore every day is vital.
Pack the wound (bed sore) with regular cane sugar then cover the wound with Telfa to seal the sugar in and air out. Note: The sugar crystals provide your body with nutrients it needs to create new cell growth and bacteria cannot grow in this environment. The sugar must be to be cleaned out and replaced each day to ensure your body has fresh nutrients and the environment remains hostile to bacteria.
It is important to keep pressure off the bed sore as much as possible so no further damage is done.
Depending on its size, the wound may take months to heal.
Organic honey can be used instead of pure cane sugar if the bed sore is shallow enough.
You and your care giver know your body best and it is up to you and your health care professional to determine the best treatment plan for your bed sore.