Precautions for wearing prostheses in summer


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Jul 31,2021

Precautions for wearing prostheses in summer Dog days can be said to be an important health-preserving moment of the year! It is also a moment of crisis! These 40 days are the "most prone to sickness of the year" period. People are clearly arranged by the high humidity if they don't pay attention.   This period of time is even more challenging for the disabled friends. Excessive sweating in hot and humid weather will cause moisture to be generated in the receiving cavity, and sweat will evaporate into the body at high temperatures, resulting in the appearance of our already delicate residual limbs. Itching and various complications.   Therefore, the nursing work of wearing prostheses is particularly important. Only by preventing in advance can most problems be avoided! 01 Do a good job of cleaning the residual limbs before going to bed   It is recommended to wash with warm soapy water and light salt water to keep the skin of the residual limbs fresh and clean, and pay attention to dryness.   02 Check the skin condition of the residual limb before going to bed   If there are signs of wear, blisters, redness and blackness, please pay more attention. If you are seriously ill, you should seek medical treatment immediately. Do not underestimate these skin problems. Many cases of secondary amputation are caused by the gradual deterioration of these minor problems.   03 Keep the inner surface of the receiving cavity clean   If the inner surface of the receiving cavity is not clean, it will increase the risk of skin infection of the residual limb. Therefore, patients with prosthetics should wipe the inner surface of the receiving cavity before going to bed every night, wipe it with a hand towel soaked in soapy water, and then dry it naturally.   04 Scattered parts are often cleaned   The sleeves and pads in the receiving cavity are often soaked by sweat, which will produce odor after being attached to the dirt, so they should be washed with soapy water and dried with a hand towel, and the residual limb socks should be cleaned and replaced frequently.   05 Drink less water at night and wear bandages   For prosthetic patients with frequent swelling, it is recommended to drink less water at night, wrap the residual limb with elastic bandages when sleeping, and sleep under reasonable pressure to avoid discomfort in wearing the prosthesis due to the swelling of the residual limb the next day.   06 Conditionally can wear silicone sleeve   Basically wearing a silicone sleeve for about 2-3 months, the sweat glands in the residual limbs will degenerate, which can solve the problem of sweating discomfort. However, it is not recommended to wear it in the summer for the first-installed patients. At this time, there may be intensive red rashes and itching. It is recommended that the first-installed patients choose to wear it when the weather is cold, adapt in advance, and degenerate the sweat glands in advance.   07 Carry residual limb socks with you   Since the residual limb is different in different time periods, it is recommended that everyone carry the residual limb socks with you. When you feel the receptive cavity is loose, you can use the method of adding residual limb socks.   08 Take off the prosthesis moderately and keep wet wipes   When it is convenient to go to work, you can remove the prosthesis a little more to ventilate and breathe. At the same time, prepare some wet wipes. When the residual limb is sweaty and uncomfortable, wipe and clean it, which can have a good cooling and cleaning effect.   09 How to solve itching and redness   If the residual limbs have symptoms such as itching and redness, you can take vitamin C orally first and use calamine lotion for cleaning. If the symptoms are not alleviated for a long time, it is recommended to go to the dermatology department of the hospital.   10 Don't indulge in summer food   Summer is also the season of food. Crayfish, barbecues, and skewers can be found everywhere in the food stalls. However, as a prosthetic patient, it is recommended that everyone usually eat lightly, eat less greasy and spicy foods, try not to drink tobacco and alcohol, and pair with appropriate exercise.

Precautions for wearing prostheses in summer

Dog days can be said to be an important health-preserving moment of the year! It is also a moment of crisis! These 40 days are the "most prone to sickness of the year" period. People are clearly arranged by the high humidity if they don't pay attention.

 

This period of time is even more challenging for the disabled friends. Excessive sweating in hot and humid weather will cause moisture to be generated in the receiving cavity, and sweat will evaporate into the body at high temperatures, resulting in the appearance of our already delicate residual limbs. Itching and various complications.

 

Therefore, the nursing work of wearing prostheses is particularly important. Only by preventing in advance can most problems be avoided!

01 Do a good job of cleaning the residual limbs before going to bed

 

It is recommended to wash with warm soapy water and light salt water to keep the skin of the residual limbs fresh and clean, and pay attention to dryness.

 

02 Check the skin condition of the residual limb before going to bed

 

If there are signs of wear, blisters, redness and blackness, please pay more attention. If you are seriously ill, you should seek medical treatment immediately. Do not underestimate these skin problems. Many cases of secondary amputation are caused by the gradual deterioration of these minor problems.

 

03 Keep the inner surface of the receiving cavity clean

 

If the inner surface of the receiving cavity is not clean, it will increase the risk of skin infection of the residual limb. Therefore, patients with prosthetics should wipe the inner surface of the receiving cavity before going to bed every night, wipe it with a hand towel soaked in soapy water, and then dry it naturally.

 

04 Scattered parts are often cleaned

 

The sleeves and pads in the receiving cavity are often soaked by sweat, which will produce odor after being attached to the dirt, so they should be washed with soapy water and dried with a hand towel, and the residual limb socks should be cleaned and replaced frequently.

 

05 Drink less water at night and wear bandages

 

For prosthetic patients with frequent swelling, it is recommended to drink less water at night, wrap the residual limb with elastic bandages when sleeping, and sleep under reasonable pressure to avoid discomfort in wearing the prosthesis due to the swelling of the residual limb the next day.

 

06 Conditionally can wear silicone sleeve

 

Basically wearing a silicone sleeve for about 2-3 months, the sweat glands in the residual limbs will degenerate, which can solve the problem of sweating discomfort. However, it is not recommended to wear it in the summer for the first-installed patients. At this time, there may be intensive red rashes and itching. It is recommended that the first-installed patients choose to wear it when the weather is cold, adapt in advance, and degenerate the sweat glands in advance.

 

07 Carry residual limb socks with you

 

Since the residual limb is different in different time periods, it is recommended that everyone carry the residual limb socks with you. When you feel the receptive cavity is loose, you can use the method of adding residual limb socks.

 

08 Take off the prosthesis moderately and keep wet wipes

 

When it is convenient to go to work, you can remove the prosthesis a little more to ventilate and breathe. At the same time, prepare some wet wipes. When the residual limb is sweaty and uncomfortable, wipe and clean it, which can have a good cooling and cleaning effect.

 

09 How to solve itching and redness

 

If the residual limbs have symptoms such as itching and redness, you can take vitamin C orally first and use calamine lotion for cleaning. If the symptoms are not alleviated for a long time, it is recommended to go to the dermatology department of the hospital.

 

10 Don't indulge in summer food

 

Summer is also the season of food. Crayfish, barbecues, and skewers can be found everywhere in the food stalls. However, as a prosthetic patient, it is recommended that everyone usually eat lightly, eat less greasy and spicy foods, try not to drink tobacco and alcohol, and pair with appropriate exercise.

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