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Care Surgical Spirit

For the prevention of bed sores and for hardening the skin of the feet

Care Surgical Spirit is a great product for children, adults and the elderly. It can be used to harden the skin on the feet and to prevent bed sores. Not to be used on broken skin. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should only use if advised by a doctor.

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Methyl Salicylate 0.5%
All ages
Suitable for children, adults and the elderly
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200ml solution

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Stockists
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Surgical Spirit BP. To prevent bed sores and for hardening the skin of the feet. Contains Methyl Salicylate. Always read the label.

Directions for use

Recommended Doses

Adults, elderly and children: apply directly to the skin with cotton wool as required. Do not apply to broken skin. For external use only.

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.

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If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

Self Care Advice

Treatments for bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores) depend on how severe they are.

For some people, they’re an inconvenience that requires minor nursing care, for others, they can be serious.

Ways to stop pressure ulcers getting worse and help them heal include:

Applying special dressings that speed up the healing process and may help to relieve pressure; Moving and regularly changing your position; Using specially designed static foam mattresses or cushions, or dynamic mattresses and cushions that have a pump to provide a constant flow of air; Eating a healthy, balanced diet; A procedure to clean the wound and remove damaged tissue (debridement).

Surgery to remove damaged tissue and close the wound is sometimes used in the most serious cases.

 

 

FAQs

What are bedsores?

Bedsores (pressure ulcers or pressure sores) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, primarily caused by prolonged pressure on the skin.

What are the symptoms of a pressure ulcer?

Early symptoms of a pressure ulcer include:
  • Part of the skin becoming discoloured – people with pale skin tend to get red patches, while people with dark skin tend to get purple or blue patches
  • Discoloured patches not turning white when pressed
  • A patch of skin that feels warm, spongy or hard
  • Pain or itchiness in the affected area

When should a patient seek further medical advice for a pressure ulcer?

If in hospital or a care home, you should tell your healthcare team as soon as possible if you develop symptoms of a pressure ulcer. You should be regularly monitored and offered advice and treatment to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers, but sometimes they can develop even with the highest standards of care. If you are recovering from illness or surgery at home, or are caring for someone confined to bed or a wheelchair, you should contact your GP surgery if you think you or the person you’re caring for might have a pressure ulcer.

Stockists

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

  • It can be used by adults, the elderly and children.
  • Do not apply to broken skin.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should only use if advised by a doctor.

Did you know?

If you’re in hospital or a care home, tell your healthcare team as soon as possible if you develop symptoms of a pressure ulcer.

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/pressure-sores/