Here are a few useful tips in preventing these sores.
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Knowing What to Look For
One of the earliest "visible signs" that a pressure sore is beginning
is a slight skin discoloration. The afflicted area becomes pinkish, reddish,
or darker in color. If you press your finger on the area in question and release
it, normal, healthy skin should turn back to its natural color temporarily.
This means that blood is flowing freely to the area. However, if you press on
the skin with your finger and the color stays pink or shows no sign of changing
color, then it could be the sign of a pressure sore in its earliest stage.
If there is any sign of a pressure sore present, contact
your physician for medical advice and/or treatment.
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