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How to Treat Pressure Ulcers?

Medical Treatment:
  • Correct your sitting and lying positions
  • Mattresses and cushions are required if you have a more serious ulcer
  • Specially designed dressings - to protect pressure ulcers and speed up the healing process
  • Treat an infected ulcer with antibiotics
  • Have a healthy and balanced diet
  • Drink plenty of fluids - to avoid dehydration
  • A small amount of dead tissue removed by specially designed dressings
  • Larger amounts of dead tissue removed by ultrasound, surgical instruments, such as scalpels and forceps, high-pressure water jets
  • Surgery may be needed in severe cases