A sacral or sacrum dressing is designed to protect against pressure and friction in the tailbone area. It is usually a foam dressing with an adhesive border that helps keep the skin and tissue in healthy condition. The heart shaped dressing contours to the body and is ideal for protecting bed sores and preventing new ones from forming. It not only absorbs wound exudate, but it also cushions the area improving healing. These dressings feature a special type of adhesive that allow them to be repositioned without losing adhesion. This adhesive also minimizes pain and skin damage.