Bedsores are formed when the bone squeezes the skin and the tissues against the surface of the bed or any other surface against which you happen to be in contact. They happen in places where the bones are close to the skin that is mostly below the waist. They are also known as decubitus ulcers.
If you are confined to bed, a wheel chair or a chair for a long period due to illness then bed sores develop on the hips, base of the spine, elbows, ankles, heels and shoulder blades. They are very painful red sores that go deep into the skin and muscles very close to the bones.
Most pressure sores affect the elderly patients who remain in bed due to long term illness and there is a lack of mobility which affects the blood circulation. They are also caused by the constant rubbing of the skin against a surface where the underlying tissue gets damaged or if there is constant moisture that softens and weakens the skin.
5 Home Remedies For Bed Sores
Aloe vera has innumerable healing and curative properties which address a wide range of diseases and disorders. It is full of healing and soothing properties that heal bed sores very quickly. Take a fresh leaf of aloe vera and slice it in the centre.
Apply the gel on all the pressure sores. Let the gel dry on the skin. Apply three times daily. The wound will not only stay clean but the redness also will gradually disappear and the skin will heal very nicely.
Coconut oil has amazing healing powers which work miracles for all types of skin diseases and disorders. Take some coconut oil and gently smear it all over the bed sores. Apply regularly three or four times daily. The crater like wound will heal rapidly and bring immense relief in the pain. Even after the sores are completely healed, keep massaging the skin with coconut oil so that fresh sores will not appear again.
Amla has huge amounts of Vitamin C which is very crucial for the blood vessels and the health of the skin.
This powerful antioxidant has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which heal the skin very quickly and prevent damage to the tissues and the muscles. Studies have shown that people with bed sores have low levels of vitamin C in their bodies. Take one teaspoon of amla powder with warm water every morning on an empty stomach.
This spice has overabundant healing and curative powers. It is rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. It has the ability to kill all the germs and it detoxifies the sores. After cleaning the bed sores sprinkle turmeric powder on them. Sprinkle liberally so that the wound is completely covered with it. Use three times daily for quick healing results.
Honey has many medicinal values. It soothes the angry pressure sores, relives the itching and pain and effects quick healing. It also kills the germs and keeps the area clean and free from toxins. Apply a thick coating of honey to the bandage and cover the sore with it.