Wound Care

Read different kinds of features about wound care from pressure ulcers to treating skin breakdown, including stories dedicated to folks that are part of our EB community.

September 26, 2019 | Wound Care

Pressure Ulcers and Living with Paralysis

People with lower limb paralysis or who spend long periods of time in wheelchairs are at high risk of developing pressure sores or ulcers. What causes pressure ulcers? According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, sliding around in a bed or chair can cause blood vessels to stretch or bend, leading to pressure ulcers. An abrasion can occur when a person’s skin is pulled across a surface instead of lifted. Other causes of pressure sores are braces or hard objects that put pressure on your skin.

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September 26, 2019 | Wound Care

Best Clothing for EB Patients

The organization debra has stressed that clothing plays just as important a role for people with EB as for healthy ones.

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September 26, 2019 | Wound Care

Avoiding Pressure Sores

Most adults who use wheelchairs or the caregivers of child wheelchair users are familiar with pressure sores. These wounds are created when blood supply is cut to part of the skin and, if that skin is under pressure, irritation and sores follow.

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