Treatment Of Pressure Sores In Patients With Bone TB?
Good night … the patient of a bone tb patient … his feet can not be moved so that he can only lie down … coincidentally there was a pressure sores on his pan … I cleaned it with salt water then was given a gentamicin ointment … is it correct ? But why does it get soaked … mhn info ointments / drugs that can be used because it is rather difficult to take to the hospital … and what anti-pain medications can be taken … thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also sorry for your wife's condition. For people who do bed rest or bedrest, or the body does not move as if not moved from a wheelchair for a long time, body parts that press against the surface of the base can indeed gradually develop into pressure sores, or injuries due to pressure. To avoid this, patients will usually be asked and assisted to shift at any time, for example by tilting, stomach, or doing other positions so that no pressure occurs for a long time.
Regarding your question, one method of treating pressure sores is to treat the wound clean and dry until it closes completely, and sometimes it involves giving antibiotics such as gentamicin. However, antibiotics should not be purchased and used carelessly without doctor's advice, and moreover, the treatment may need more than that, for example there is tissue removed, or needs to be applied sterile gauze. So here is actually where your treatment is still not quite right, because you should take your wife to the doctor.
We understand that it is rather difficult to get your wife to the hospital, but that is what she needs most now. Therefore, you should try to get him to the hospital before it's too late, because the wound can become a den of entry of bacteria and if not treated immediately by experts, there may be an infection that ends with his legs must be amputated. By having your doctor checked directly, you will be able to determine the best treatment for your wife. In addition, the condition of the bone TB if it has not been examined, or not routinely taking medication, should be checked again immediately, so he can get well soon.
For pain medications, you may take all pain and anti-inflammatory drugs labeled green and blue at the pharmacy. Do not buy and use the red label because in using this there must be supervision from a doctor. If the drugs labeled green and blue still cannot reduce the pain, it means that your wife needs to be treated immediately by a specialist in internal medicine. So, hopefully answering your question.