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Bed Sores and Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD)

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Bed sores and pressure ulcers can be a severe medical problem for bedridden patients. This is especially true when there are additional contributing factors such as urinary and fecal incontinence. The constant pressure inhibits the healing process, traps moisture, and supports the growth of unhealthy microorganisms that contribute to skin problems such as Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD).

Keeping the patient, clothing, and bedding clean and redistributing the pressure frequently are keys to helping heal and even prevent bed sores. Using non-toxic gentle skin cleansers and applying healing lotions such as those containing aloe vera may be the keys to success. According to a study at “Research Medical Center” in Kansas City, Mo., the frequency of care plays a significant role in achieving better results.

Aloe vera has been well demonstrated to accelerate healing when used on damaged skin. Natural aloe creams such as Stockton Aloe 1’s “Youth Derm® Aloe Cream” can help sooth and heal mildly irritated skin and mild dermatitis. Severe pressure ulcers and open wounds should be evaluated by medical doctors.

Youth Derm® is 70% aloe vera emulsified in coconut oil with other natural synergistic ingredients.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or replace a medical evaluation and treatment.