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- by Alcwiek May 26, '00I am new to home health. I just signed on a patient who recieved radiation treatment to his sacral area. He has a wound around 7 small it looks like stage 1 wounds. What is the best way to treat this problem?
He was discharge from the hospital with Alldress. Thank you.
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- Aug 26, '00 by Wound Care PattyDear Alcwiek. the best thing to do is hyperbaric oxygen treatment...but if that is not available near you ...then try the gel-pad dressings...here we have flexigel...a thin cool pad of hydrogel...if you refridgerate them then it will feel cool to the patients burn...we have a patient with a radiation burn on his foot. Since the burn you mention is a stage one then this should work quite well. the thicker the gelpad the better...