I have learnt today that i infact have a pressure sore near my coccyx and its not a pilonidal sinus,
the dr mentioned its likely due to my fairly sedentary lifestyle and muscle wastage,
so tomorrow, as the sore is infected, i will be starting a seven day course of Flucloxacillin (250mg 4x daily) - which should hopefully improve my weakened legs/bladder
But i was wondering if other MS patients have had pressure sores near the coccyx, and what you done/do to treat it? How long does it take to go away?
so far i'm just ensuring i sit on a doughnut cushion, and twice daily lay on my stomach for 30 minutes to alleviate the pressure on the sore
http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD003216/ ... ure-ulcers
Pressure ulcers (also called bed sores) are sores on the skin caused by pressure or rubbing at the weight-bearing, bony points of immobilised people (such as hips, heels and elbows). Poor nutritional status or dehydration can weaken the skin and make people more vulnerable to developing pressure ulcers. Nutritional interventions to try and prevent or treat pressure ulcers include providing additional nutrition and dietary supplements, including zinc and vitamin C. The review of trials found that although there is some evidence that nutritional interventions may be able to reduce the number of people who develop pressure ulcers, more evidence is needed to identify effective dietary interventions.
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
dc – I just came across this paragraph in a newsletter from Dr. Joseph Mercola:
6. Sugar Can Help Your Wounds Heal
Not by eating it, of course, but rather by sprinkling it directly on the wound. Sugar is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water that bacteria need to survive. This method has been popular among healers in Africa for generations, and it is reportedly useful for bed sores, leg ulcers, amputations and more.
A twist on this idea is to use honey, which will help draw fluid away from your wound and suppress the growth of microorganisms. Part of what gives honey its antibacterial properties is an enzyme called glucose oxidase, which the worker bees excrete into the nectar (this is found only in raw honey). Another part is the presence of beneficial Lactobacillus bacteria, found only in raw honey, which fight infection.
You might research this African treatment for bedsores, etc. – perhaps it is the answer to your initial question, "What can I do to rid myself of this pressure ulcer/sore?"
I seem to recall Dr. Oz mentioning that he had prescribed a raw honey (Manuka honey) for bedsores, too.
From the Oz website:
There’s been intriguing research looking more closely at Manuka honey. This darker, stronger-flavored honey is harvested from bees that gather nectar in areas populated with the Manuka bush, a type of shrub which grows in New Zealand. Manuka honey seems to hold particular promise as an anti-bacterial treatment and in helping to treat burns, ulcers and gingivitis.
Manuka honey is sometimes promoted to cancer patients as having miraculous anti-cancer properties. Patients should proceed with caution and absolutely speak with their doctors before adding anything to their health-care regimens.
I actually went through a week or so of using Manuka honey dressings on the ulcer,
i didnt notice anything good nor bad,
but the 7 days of abx seemed to clear the infection, i just need the wound to heal and vanish now
This works types many types. Three grams (3000mg) vitamin c followed by 1 gram per hour until the inflammation (pain) abates. I personally am taking 8 to15 grams vitamin C a day for 4+ broken teeth. I cannot afford the dental work. Also works for inflamed gums.
There are many wonderful and positive side affects in taking 6 to 20 grams a day depending on age, weight, health, stress, drugs (addictions sugar and smoking) etc etc. Also taking other vitamins, mineral, and supplements increases the health effaces of all. Dr Klenner cured a whole gamut of diseases including almost every virus known to man with vitamin C (up to150 grams a day). When ask how much? What ever it takes. Dr Klenner said he would give vitamin C while pondering the symptoms of the complaint, the vitamin c would solve the problem. I cannot begin to cover all the facts of vitamin C. The search term vitamin c bring up 100,000,000 hits Try it.
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