If you have an immobile family member in the hospital, the hospital needs a regular routine for turning them to prevent sores that turn into gaping wounds that can kill. Find out what the schedule is and enforce it. And you can gently inspect your loved one for early signs of sores – often just a red rash. The two most common areas are the tail bone (sacrum) just above the gluteal cleft, and the heels, because they become pressure points in immobile people. A nickel-sized sore can turn into a painful ulcerated wound with breathtaking speed.
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