Bed Sore Treatment
Got Bed Sores?
People are at risk of developing pressure sores if they have difficulty moving and are unable to easily change position while seated or in bed. Immobility may be due to generally poor health or weakness, paralysis, injury or illness that requires bed rest or wheelchair use, recovery after surgery, sedation, or coma. Position changes are key to preventing pressure sores.
These changes need to be frequent, repositioning needs to avoid stress on the skin, and body positions need to minimize pressure on vulnerable areas. Bedsores are notoriously stubborn to treat and can present in several stages. In addition, severe pain can arise and present another level of difficulty for the healthcare provider. Aside from healing, optimal pain
control is another primary goal and there are many different approaches for successful treatment.
How Can Compounds Help?
Treating a wound is often a complex activity as it involves many different bodily processes to make sure a wound heals quickly and safely, without leaving lasting health issues. Specialized medications and compounded preparations may
be used to aid in the treatment of many types of wounds. Customized medication becomes important when treating
wounds, because the choice of medication as well as formulation used (e.g., creams, ointments, gels) affects proper healing. Treating pain topically is an alternative option to avoid the undesirable side effects of oral analgesic administration.
Many formulations can improve blood circulation to the wound thus allowing better penetration of antimicrobial and pain agents. Our compounded treatments can be customized to include clove oil, aloe vera, and curcumin which aid in
healing and help mask unpleasant odor.
Valley of the Sun Custom Compounding
As specialized compounding pharmacy, Valley of the Sun ensures the quality of its products by using specialized equipment, high grade chemicals and advanced techniques. Your Valley of the Sun pharmacists are trained in compounding a wide variety of ointments, gels, syrups, suspensions, suppositories, capsules and other formulations that can make medications easier to take, address any special health problems, or just simply get you feeling better, faster.
Are Compounded Prescriptions Covered by Insurance?
Our team of pharmacists and technicians are personal patient advocates and have pre-adjudicated many of our compound solutions. Let us assist you in providing the best treatment options for bed sore/pain management relief to your patients.