Best home dressings for elderly skin tear?

  1. Hello! I am seeking expert advice on how to best care for my father in law's Type II skin tears on his forearm and shin that he recently incurred during a fall. They are both about 10cm x 8cm. He's on Xarelto so bleeding is a problem. No diabetes though and diet is pretty good right now. Everything I'm reading says either Xeroform every 24 hrs or Mepilex every 7 days. It seems both these are still sticking to his wound bed and causing bleeding when we change or assess it. Any other suggestions for home care of this issue? Any other ideas are greatly appreciated!!
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  3. by   dianah
    I'm sorry, the site's Terms of Service prevent any requests for medical advice.
    Your father-in-law is fortunate to have family members who care enough to search for always-better care.
    Perhaps you could ask his MD or NP for advice, or for a referral to a wound or skin care specialist?

    Thank you, and I hope you are able to help improve his care.

    Closing this now.