University of Southern California Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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You need to see your doctor when you are sick

It's important to see your doctor when you are sick. It's important to see your doctor when you get a pressure ulcer (which is what a doctor or nurse calls a pressure sore or bedsore).

Your doctor will do things to help you when you have a pressure ulcer. Your doctor might do something when you are in the office. Your doctor might give you medicine. You might have to go to the hospital for a bad pressure ulcer.

What your doctor does is just half the story. You also need to take care of yourself at home to get well!

Pressure ulcers are not alike. Each one needs its own kind of care. Your doctor will tell you what you need.