How fast do bed sores develop?

How quickly would bed sores develop and turn infectious in an obese, diabetic bedbound man in his early 40's if he wasn't treated or turned. Days or weeks?

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    It really depends on many things, mostly how thin his skin is. If he is in one position for a length of time he would likely develop the start of them in hours. There are various stages of the sores and the longer he's left, the further the stage would progress.

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago


    Source(s): Breakthrough Diabetes Research
  • Mr-Kay
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    About a week plus.

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