Did the COVID-19 pandemic age your skin?
Now that we’re emerging from many long months at home, you may be feeling self-conscious about the face you’re presenting to the world.
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.
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