Bed sores in the early stages (1 or 2) can usually be treated, and healing of the skin occurs within several weeks. However, once bed sores progress to more advanced stages, treatment and healing become more difficult and can lead to complications. The specific treatment of a bed sore will depend on the stage to which the sore has progressed. Treatment of a bed sore is best undertaken by a physician or wound care specialist who will conduct an assessment not only at the site of the sore, but of the patient as well.
Possible treatments of bed sores can include the following measures list below for each stage of wound.
Surgical repair is frequently required for this stage of bed sore.