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  • Skin thins with age and can become very weak. Older skin may injure easily and take longer to heal.
  • During a stay in hospital, your skin may be affected by staying in bed or sitting in one position for too long, whether you are eating and drinking enough and your physical condition.
  • To avoid pressure sores, make sure you move regularly and check your skin.
  • Pressure sores and skin tears are very painful and can take a long time to heal.

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Reviewed on: 01-03-2022