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About Bedsores

Overview Pressure ulcers are commonly referred to as bed sores. These are areas of damaged skin that ulcerate, causing painful, slow-healing sores. Most often bedsores occur in those who face mobility issues, such as individuals who are paralyzed,...

How to Take Care of Your Skin to Prevent Problems

Overview Taking care of your skin and implementing a daily skin care regimen can help prevent a host of problems, ranging from acne or oily patches to dry, flaky skin. Good skin care does not have to be expensive or difficult, but you will need to...

Fractured Eye Socket Symptoms

A fractured eye socket occurs when the small bones surrounding one or both eyes becomes damaged due to facial trauma. This type of fracture--which is also referred to as an orbital or blowout fracture--can cause severe eye damage in certain patients....

How to Prevent Skin Abscess in Athletes

Overview Skin abscesses are caused by bacteria that enter the skin, causing lesions and infection. The infection then forms pus pockets that worsen without treatment. Athletes are especially susceptible to skin abscesses because close contact with...

Correct Handwashing Technique

Overview Proper hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs that can cause illness. To help prevent illness, always wash your hands after using the bathroom and before handling food. Even if your hands are not visibly soil...

Uses of Antiseptics in Acute Wounds

You've cut your hand or your child has scraped her knee. These are acute wounds. Whenever possible, they should be cleaned and treated immediately with an antiseptic to prevent infection. The textbook Pharmacology for Nursing Care includes informatio...

How to Prevent Saggy Skin

Overview Saggy skin is skin that is loose and not as resilient as it once was. According to the American Academy of Dermatology's AgingSkinNet resource, you produce less collagen and elastin, the components that allow your skin to bounce back and s...

Preventative Skin Care for Your 20s

Overview CNN quoted Dr. Ranella Hirsch, president-elect of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery as saying that while in your 20s, it is not likely you'll need to include wrinkles creams, microdermabrasion or skin light...

How to Prevent Chapping of the Skin With a CPAP

Overview Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, treats sleep apnea, a condition caused by obstructed airways during sleep that temporarily stops breathing. The CPAP system provides a constant source of air through a mask fitted over your nos...

Nutrition to Heal Pressure Wounds

Overview Pressure wounds, also known as pressure ulcers, commonly occur on bony joints or other weight-bearing areas of the body, such as the hips, heels, elbows or buttocks. This occurs when the area is exposed to friction or prolonged periods of...