What is a pressure sore pillow and why do you need one?
Well, first of all, if you have a pressure sore on your ear such as CNH (Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis) then you will immediately understand why you need such a pillow. You will no doubt be experiencing a nagging, searing pain which leaves you unable to get a good night’s sleep, or even rest your head upon a pillow. If you fit this description you may have been prescribed various steroid creams or had surgery recommended or even performed. You will also know that these treatments are ineffective and recurrence quite prevalent. The good news is there is a much simpler, straightforward solution.
But first let’s examine what a pressure sore actually is.
A pressure sore, whether on the ear or any other part of the body, is a painful lesion which is caused by friction and pressure. Over time this friction and pressure causes the skin to breakdown and deteriorate. This is a progressive condition and as such only gets worse with time. The only way to effectively stop this process is to remove the pressure. That is why people in hospital are regularly turned so they don’t develop bed sores.
However, some people sleep exclusively on one and side and are unable to sleep on any other. This could be due to injury or simply habit, but the result is the same. An ear pressure sore which gets progressively worse, leading to degrading sleep and, ultimately, a loss in quality of life.
The only real solution is to remove the source of friction and pressure from the ear. To do so you will need an ear pressure sore pillow. Such pillows are designed with a hole in them so that the ear rests comfortably on nothing more than air. The rest of the head is supported by the pillow itself. This allows the ear to heal itself naturally. Recurrence is almost zero once a pressure sore pillow is used.
One such company supplying pressure sore pillows is The Original Pillow With A Hole Ltd. They can be easily found online for more informational, testimonials or to purchase.