The myth of the healthy tan
Does a "base tan" help? Is there such a thing as a safe, healthy way to tan? A skin expert explains.
Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They can be a problem for people in nursing homes.
You can prevent the sores by:
Pressure sores have a variety of treatments. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best.
Get tips from Ohio State experts right to your inbox.
We'll be in touch every so often with health tips, patient stories, important resources and other information you need to keep you and your family healthy. Welcome to our online community here at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center!