Masks; decubitus ulcers; pressure wounds.
Pressure ulcers are areas of necrosis and ulceration where tissues are compressed between bony prominences and hard surfaces. They are caused by pressure in combination with friction, shear forces and moisture. Risk factors include age> 65 years, impaired circulation and tissue perfusion, immobilization, malnutrition, loss of sensation and incontinence. The severity ranges from mild erythema to total tissue loss with extensive necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue. The diagnosis is clinical. The prognosis is excellent in cases of initial ulcers; when neglected and late, there are serious risks of infection and are difficult to heal.
Ulcers caused by venous and arterial insufficiency or diabetic neuropathy can mimic a PU, especially in the lower limbs, and can also be aggravated by the same forces that cause or aggravate PU.
Care directly on the ulcer
Assessment of nutritional needs
Concomitant therapy or surgery
PsoSeptil Cream - Helps in the healing of skin ulcers of different etiologies. Contains high concentration of cod liver oil, lanolin and concentrated extracts with bactericidal action.