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Has stage 4 cancer. Using cream for cracks and bleed. Can I help him better?

My dad has stage 4 cancer and is always in a chair or laying on his back in the bed. He can not lay on his stomach or side. He has developed a chapped butt crack that has opened and bleeds just a little. It is VERY painful and I am always putting creams, vasolines, destin, etc on it. What works the best? What can I do for him?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to Healthcare magic.Thank you for the query.
You should continue with these creams but it is also important to change his postion from time to time to prevent these wounds. Also ,there are special mattreses with air insuflation which can prevent development of decubtius.
Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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