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Please can anyone advise which cream I should use on my 91 year old Mums bottom as it has a patch of dry hacked skin which scabs over briefly & then breaks down again?


  • This is my first post.
    Please can anyone advise which cream I should use on my 91 year old Mums bottom as it has a patch of dry hacked skin which scabs over briefly & then breaks down again?

    My advise would be to ask advice from either the District Nurse before applying any cream – dry skin is a symptom of ‘skin breakdown’ and can lead if untreated to pressure sores. Some creams can cause a barrier under which bacteria and infection can develop. If your Mum is confined to bed or a chair for prolonged periods this can exacerbate the problem. The District Nurse will monitor the skin area and use preventative measures such as repositioning and specially designed cushions that inflate allowing air flow. Hopefully quick treatment will prevent any further skin breakdown.

    Thanks Karenb

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