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Amputee Life Blog — Skin & Wound Care

Prosthetic Skincare Ingredient Focus: Castor Oil

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Castor oil is rich in omega-6, omega-9, and vitamin E, which makes this skincare ingredient super nourishing and hydrating for prosthetic users. The inside of a prosthetic socket can be a harsh environment, leaving your skin at risk for irritation and trauma. 

Bottle of castor oil which can be used for prosthetic skincare.

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What You Need to Know About Diabetic Blisters

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

People diagnosed with diabetes need to watch out for skin complications, one of which is diabetic blisters—also called diabetic bullae or bullosis diabeticorum. Diabetic blisters are similar in appearance to burn blisters. They usually occur on the forearms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, or toes and show up in people whose blood sugar levels are out of control. 

A person with diabetes administering his daily foot care regimen.

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Why Foot Care is Important for People with Diabetes

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

When you were initially diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor may have immediately followed it up with a reminder to always check your feet. However, what does it mean? Do you have to comply and check every day? 

Amputees with diabetes need to care for their feet to mitigate the risk or even avoid further amputation.

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Prosthetic Skincare Ingredient Focus: Tea Tree Oil

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Tea tree oil can be commonly found in various skincare and cleaning products. This is because the essential oil can be used for several purposes, from healing wounds to disinfecting the skin. Aside from these benefits, tea tree oil is especially popular because of its low cost; it’s also generally safe when used as directed.

The tea tree oil is a prosthetic skincare ingredient favorite.

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A Primer on Breathable Prosthetic Liners

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Sweating profusely underneath your prosthetic liner isn't limited to rock climbers and marathon runners. Heat and moisture buildup plagues every prosthetic user every day. And if you wear a prosthetic liner, then you know that sweat magnifies a lot of prosthetic-related issues. 

Breathable amputee liners allow sweat to flow through the liner and prevent buildup and chafing.

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