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Valerie Paxton

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Valerie Paxton is a co-founder of AllegroMedical.com and lives in Phoenix, AZ. In 1997 she set out with her business partner, Craig Hood to form Allegro Medical - a company dedicated to helping people lead more independent and healthy lives. They poured their knowledge and experience into AllegroMedical.com and now have more than 1 million customers nationwide. Valerie has a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska and has spent most of her career in communications, marketing, PR, and investor relations. She enjoys giving advice, mentoring, volunteering, writing, reading, cooking, telling funny stories, healthy eating, her cocker spaniel Honey, her boyfriend Todd, hiking, kayaking, jokes and world travel. Follow Valerie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vpaxton

Comfort Bath Rinse-Free Shampoo and Conditioner Cap Being confined to bed can be tough on both the patient and the caregiver.  The good news is that there are bedridden aids that make daily care much easier on everyone.

Whether it’s a long-term illness,  short-term bed rest or post-surgery recovery – we recommend these essential products for the highest levels of safety and comfort.

Best Products for

Bed or Chair Confinement

Bedpads and Underpads -Machine washable and dry-able, reusable bed pads offer layers of protection against wetness from incontinence, spills or bed baths.

Allegro also offers a large selection of convenient disposable underpads to protect beds, chairs, floors and car seats. Great for pets and kids, too.

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No-Rinse Cleansing Products – These products will clean all your parts with no rinsing required.  A must for any lengthy bed stay. You’ll be squeaky clean head to toe, without the mess of bed baths.

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Bed Rope Ladder- Makes sitting up soooo much easier. You just use the rungs to pull yourself up.

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UpEasy Lifting Cushion - UpLift Seat Assist Seat Assists and Lift Chairs - When standing is too hard on your own, these uplifting cushions and chairs will help you onto your feet and save energy for both you and your caregiver.

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Bed Wedge - 3 size/angle options available Pillows & Bed Wedges – Elevate your upper body or legs to whatever position is best for your recovery, better sleep or comfort.

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EggCrate or Memory Foam Mattress Overlays – A cost effective way to reduce pressure and bed sores while increasing comfort.

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Over Bed Tables – Eat, work, use the computer, play cards, scrapbook – all from the comfort of your bed with a convenient table that fits perfectly around your bed. We have tilt, pivot, split top, raised edge, and deluxe wood over bed tables to choose from.

Bed Rails – Position yourself while in bed or gain stability in getting in and out of bed. Check out the longer rails if you’re trying to stay ‘in bed’.

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Transfer Boards and Discs - Help pivot and transfer patients from the bed to a wheelchair or bedside commode.

Bedside Commodes – Comfortable bedside toilets with the features of the real thing – just more accessible.

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Shop our entire Bedridden Catalog of Products

Thank you for your business and a big Allegro smooch to anyone confined to bed. Get well soon.

Tuli Cheetah Ankle Support with Heel Cup Do your feet hurt? 

It’s no wonder that foot pain and injury is so common with those 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments in each foot. 

Allegro has a wide assortment of products to cure, remove or at least relieve foot pain caused by trauma, disease or both.  So raise your fallen arches, swap your heel spurs for real spurs and let’s take a look at what might fix you up.  

Most Popular Foot Pain Relief Products

Tuli Heavy Duty Heel Cups Tuli Heavy Duty Heel Cups – The most advanced shock-absorbing heel cups available.  Twice as thick as Classic Heel Cups (also very popular), these heavy duty cups are perfect in athletic shoes or more spacious lace-up shoes.  Ideal for heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, severs disease, achillies tendinitis, shin splints and knee and back pain.

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Superfeet Performance Green Insoles Superfeet Performance Green Insoles - Long-lasting comfort for all of your activities.  Designed primarily for footwear with a removable sole, the Superfeet Green Insoles are ideal for skiing, snowboarding, running, hiking and walking.  Provides maximum balance, support and shock absorption. 

Shop all SuperFeet Insoles for women, men, athletic shoes, work boots, cowboy boots, winter shoes, ski boots, high heels … everything!

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DH Offloading Post-Op Shoe DH Offloading Post-Op Shoe -Super popular, this post-surgery shoe reduces shear, eliminates pressure points, absorbs shock and accommodates bulky dressings.  The perfect solution for effective offloading of diabetic foot ulcers and other plantar wound conditions.  Suited for the ambulatory and compliant patient for 1 to 4 months.

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RollerAid Knee Walker with Swiveling Front Wheels RollerAid Knee Walker with Swiveling Front Wheels – When recovering from below-the-knee injuries, this nifty invention acts as a painless alternative for crutches.  Conserve your energy, free up your hands, reduce pain and provide stability with a Knee Walker!

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Form Fit Night Splint Form Fit Night Splint - Relieve symptoms of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, achilles tendonitis and other lower extremity overuse injuries.  Alleviates pain in the arch and heel area by gently stretching the plantar fascia and achilles tendon.  By increasing this flexibility, you reduce the likelihood of further strain or tearing, and enhance the healing process.  Wear it while you sleep!

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Diabetic Crew Socks Diabetic Crew Socks - Soft socks at a great price - no binding or sagging and with minimal compression.  Made in the USA of 90% cotton and 10% polyester. Ideal for people with diabetes, neuropathy, circulatory problems and edema.  Super popular.

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Kerasal Callus Removal Cleansing Pads - 10 ct Kerasal Callus Removal Cleansing Pads – Works on the toughest calluses, plus reduces the chance of infection.  These special callus pads have an abrasive side for softening and a built-in cleanser for disinfecting.  Use it, and throw it away!

Shop all Kerasal Foot Creams, Pastes and Ointments

Shop our Foot Care Category for products to take care of bunions, corns, callouses, fungus, hammertoes, diabetic feet, warts and all.

Shop by Body Part: Feet

Shop by Condition

Foot Pain

Heel Spurs

Plantar Fasciitis

Shin Splints

Diabetes

Athletes Foot

Ankle Pain

When to See Your Doctor for Foot Pain: Call your doc if you have sudden severe pain, a recent injury, redness or swelling, open sores or ulcers on your foot, foot pain combined with newly diagnosed diabetets/peripheral vascular disease, or if you don’t respond to self-care within 1 to 2 weeks.

Happy shopping, happy feet!

Depend Protective Underwear for Men Gentlemen, if it’s any consolation, you’re not alone when it comes to bladder weakness.  An estimated 3.4 million men experience some form of urine loss – and it is especially common among men with prostate issues or other medical conditions.  And we know the last thing you want to advertise, or discuss, is your incontinence. What you need are discreet products that work . . . no matter what.

On par with discretion, we understand that protection and comfort are of vital importance to you.  That’s why we’ve put together a full line of tried-and-tested bladder protection products just for men.  These male incontinence products are specially designed products to fit the male anatomy; combat odors; and have excellent absorbency and retention.

Whether your bladder weakness is very light or extremely heavy, temporary or chronic, Allegro has the perfect incontinence product for you. 

Male Incontinence Protection Products

HealthDri Men's Reusable Heavy Briefs HealthDri Men’s Reusable Heavy Briefs – Light Absorbency – Model BH

Depend Protective Underwear for Men Depend Protective Underwear for Men – Super and Super Plus Absorbency - Models 19840 and 10942  

Depend Guards for Men Depend Guards for Men – Light to Moderate Incontinence – Model 10699  

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TENA for Men Incontinence Pads - Very Light to Moderate Absorbency TENA for Men – Very light to Moderate Absorbency – Model 50600 

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Light & Dry Underwear for Men Light & Dry Underwear for Men – Light Absorbency – Model 67900 

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Attends Guards for Men - Unisize Attends Guards for Men – Light Incontinence – Model MG0400 

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Kendall SureCare Guards for Men - Super Absorbency Kendall SureCare Guards for Men – Light to Moderate Incontinence, Super Absorbency – Model 23246 

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Prevail Male Guards Prevail Male Guards – Light, Moderate or Heavy Incontinence – Models PV-811 and PV-812 

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TENA Men Protective Underwear - Super Plus Absorbency TENA Men Protective Underwear – Heavy Incontinence – Models 81780 and 81920 

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Sir Dignity Washable Brief with Built-In Protective Pouch Sir Dignity Washable Brief with Built-In Protective Pouch – Designed to hold incontinence pad or liner (sold separately) – Models 30213, 30214, 30212 and 30211 

Dignity Washable Men's Boxer with Built-In Protective PouchDignity Washable Men’s Boxer with Built-In Protective Pouch – Designed to hold incontinence pad or liner (sold separately) – Models 30313, 30312 and 30314 

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Adjustable Cunningham Clamp - NonsterileAdjustable Cunningham Clamp – Controls stress incontinence without a pad – Models 004054, 004053, 004052 

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If you’re looking for heavier incontinence protection, check out our unisex Adult Diapers category. To see everything, shop our entire Incontinence Category or Shop by Condition: Incontinence.

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Thermotex Infrared Therapeutic Pet Pad Ask anyone at pet-friendly Allegro Medical and they will likely agree that “dogs are people, too…”.   We’re crazy about pets.  That said, it’s about doggone time we added Pet Supplies to our ever-growing mix of healthy lifestyle products, right? 

Now you can shop at Allegro Medical for fun and healthy products for your pooches – and kitties too.  Find unique “As Seen on TV” pet supplies as well as pet beds, conditioning and training tools, gates, nutritional supplements and more.

Pet Supplies at Allegro Medical

PetZoom Self-Cleaning Grooming Brush - As Seen on TV PetZoom Self-Cleaning Grooming Brush – This “As Seen on TV” pet grooming brush removes hair, dander, dirt and debris from your dog or cat’s fur and then cleans itself with one simple touch!

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BioPet DNA Dog Breed Identification Kit BioPet DNA Dog Breed Identification Kit - Find out the breed makeup of your dog.  Swipe the cheek, send in the swab and in 2 weeks you’ll finally know what, exactly, Rover is made of.  BioPet identifies 63+ mixed breeds.  Brilliant!

Roll ‘N’ Clean Litterbox Roll ‘N’ Clean Litterbox- Super easy kitty litter box cleanup! Just roll the litter box onto its top and then back to it’s upright position.  Roll ‘n’ Clean’s unique patented grill inside scoops out the clumped waste and deposits it into a pull-out tray.  Voila!  No more scooping.

Thermotex Infrared Therapeutic Pet Bed Thermotex Infrared Therpeutic Pet Beds - The ultimate in warmth and comfort for your dog or cat.  The infrared heat provides deep warmth without burning or dehydrating the skin.  Temporarily relieves joint pain associated with arthritis and age.  For larger dogs, try the Thermotex Pet Pad

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Get on the Ball Two DVDGet on the Ball Two DVD - Four easy-to-follow programs for puppy, beginner, intermediate and advanced training.  Help strengthen your dog’s lower back and abs so that it can perform any activity with as little risk as possible – from jumping off the couch, to hiking, herding livestock or competing in agility events.

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UGODOG Indoor Dog Potty - As Seen on TV UGODOG Indoor Dog Potty - This innovative and environmentally friendly dog potty and house training system makes clean-up simple and mess-free.  Better yet, it keeps the house and your pet’s paws dry.  Convex beams cushion delicate paws.  UGODOG is durable and weather resistant for outside use. 

Poopsie prefers grass?  Check out the PetZoom Pet Park, also “As Seen on TV”.

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Doggie Lite Flashing Safety Dog Collar Doggie Lite Flashing Safety Dog Collar - Keep Trixie safe from dawn to dark with this flashing safety collar.  Fits most breeds.  Three light modes ensure your pet is visible for up to 1 mile.  Here’s another safety tip:  If you take Burgdorf to the pool or lake, take peace of mind along with you and get him a Doggie Safety Vest

Sure & Secure Secure Entry Metal Gate - White Sure & Secure – Secure Entry Metal Gate - Use it as a baby gate or a pet gate… either way this fully adjustable gate is hardware-mounted and will help you create a secure environment for keeping kids or dogs in… or out.  Great for extra wide openings.

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Nutri-Vet Hip & Joint Peanut Butter Flavor Wafers - 6 lb bag Nutri-Vet Hip & Joint Peanut Butter Flavor Wafers - Specially formulated to support the structural integrity of joints and connective tissues in dogs.  For large dogs of all ages or breeds.  Contains Glucosamine.

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Tricky Treat Dog Ball Tricky Treat Dog Ball - Stick  yummy treats or dog food into the ball and your dog will be focused and entertained for hours, working to free them.  Challenging and stimulating.

FitPAWS Peanut for Dogs plus Pump and DVD FitPAWS Peanut for Dogs plus Pump and DVD - This peanut-shaped stability ball is designed for core conditioning and strength training of sporting and working dogs as well as for animal rehab and therapy.  Includes a hand-pump and training DVD.

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Puppy Training Tip:  Use disposable underpads as puppy piddle pads!  Super economical.

Here’s to keeping your pets healthy and happy.  Thanks again for your support and your business.  We appreciate you!!

Arthritis Gloves The type of arthritis pain you are experiencing, or the timing of the pain, determines whether to use heat therapy or cold therapy. You may have to try several things to see what works.  Are you having acute pain or is it more of a lingering ache?  Is the pain in your hand, or deep in your hip? Here are some quick guidelines to help you decide when to use heat and when to use cold when treating arthritis pain.

When to Use Heat to Treat Arthritis Pain

Therapeutic Heat is most commonly recommended for arthritis pain because it relaxes tendons and ligaments thereby increasing flexibility and decreasing pain. Heat also increases blood flow and improves joint range of motion.

So why the debate over hot or cold? Dr. Sperber says that for acute injuries (sprains, strains, etc.) just about everyone recommends ice, but for chronic conditions, like arthritis, both cold and heat can help reduce inflammation, so it may come down to whichever feels better to you.

As for how heat should be used, there are competing problems. The trick is to get enough heat into the tissue, for long enough, without burning your skin. For example, hands heat up fairly easily because the tissue is not “deep”, but for deep tissue pain, in the hip for instance, you may need to apply a lower temperature for a longer time. There are specific products that address these issues and each product comes with recommended time usage guidelines.  Since everyone feels and responds to pain differently, you should discuss a pain management plan with your doctor.

Most Popular Heat Therapy Products

Spa-N-A-Box Portable Spa Portable Whirlpool Spas – Get the benefits of a hot tub without the expense of installing one. The ultimate in heat therapy, relaxation, pain relief and stress relief, portable whirlpools are highly recommended by arthritis pain sufferers.  And for the ultimate in moist heat, step into your own AromaSteam Portable Steam Sauna!

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Massaging Foot Spa Massaging Foot Spas - Get heat and hydrotherapy to your sore arthritic feet fast with a warm, bubbling foot spa.  Perfect for stimulating circulation and reviving tired feet.

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Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad - 17" x 15" - TTS Platinum Heating Pads - Sometimes deep penetrating heat is the best thing to reduce your arthritis pain. The Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad TTS Platinum model is the most popular infrared model. It is a nice portable size (17” x 15”) and has adjustable straps so you can fit it comfortably almost anywhere on the body.

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http://www.allegromedical.com/gift-ideas-c573/thermophore-automatic-moist-heat-pack-p172860.htmlMoist Heat – Arthritic and rheumatic pain is often relieved with moist heat. Moist heat increases blood flow, soothing inflamed joints and increasing flexibility. We suggest the Theratherm Digital Electric Moist Heating Pad, the Thermophore Automatic Moist Heat Pack or the Thermophore Arthritis Pad. There’s also a Therabeads Moist Heat Mitt that you wear on your hands.

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Light Relief Light Therapy Light Relief Light Therapy - This popular hand-held device provides topical heating to elevate and/or maintain tissue temperature wherever it is placed. My grandmother uses it to relieve joint pain and she loves it. One of our Allegro customers used it to relieve pain in her dog!

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Therabath PRO Paraffin Bath - Professional Grade Warm Bath Spa TherapyParaffin Bath - Dip your hands, feet or elbows in melted paraffin wax and let the intense heat spread through your stiff arthritic joints for fast acting, drug-free therapy. The best one on the market is the Therabath PRO Paraffin Bath. This unit is large enough to accommodate your hands, feet or elbows but small enough to fit on your countertop. It includes hospital grade paraffin with your choice of scents.

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Arthritis Gloves Arthritis Gloves - These specially designed arthritis gloves provide mild compression and warmth for your hands. Heat increases circulation which reduces aches and stiffness. Some people wear them day and night. They have open fingertips so your can feel, touch and grip.

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When to Use Ice to Treat Arthritis Pain

“As a general rule of thumb, ice is best for soft tissue musculoskeletal injuries such as bruises, sprains or acute trauma”, says Dr. Kevin Sperber, Board Certified Pain Management Specialist at Columbia University.  “Cold therapy may also be beneficial if you experience a flare of pain after activity. Cold acts as an analgesic by numbing the sore area and can also drastically reduce swelling and discomfort.”

For the most part, doctors recommend cold packs be applied for only 10-20 minutes, then wait 40 or 50 before applying again if necessary. With prolonged application of cold you could hurt yourself, especially if you have sensory problems or impaired vascular circulation in your hands and feet.  I’m also told that after 20 minutes or so, your body starts to try to warm itself up again so cold therapy applied longer than that may be counter-productive.

Most Popular Cold Therapy Products:

Black Polyurethane ColPaC Cold Pack Frozen Gel Cold Packs - Save your frozen peas and use a pliable, reusable “ice pack” instead. ColPaC makes them in lots of sizes and shapes. Keep ice packs in the freezer and they’ll be ready whenever you have a flare-up. Remember to use layers of dry terry toweling between the cold pack and your skin.

Biofreeze - Roll-On 3 oz Biofreeze - This topical pain reliever is highly recommended for temporary relief of arthritis, neck pain, back pain, sore muscles and more. You can order it in a tube, roll-on, wipes, spray or gel pump.

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Thousands of Allegro Medical customers have found relief with these products. So can you. Order yours today.

Check out all of our hot/cold therapy products or Shop by Condition: Arthritis to see all arthritis products.

Prevail Disposable Washcloths Face it, we live in a world of disposables.  And I say ‘hooray’ for those use-and-toss wipes that help us stay healthy, clean and sanitary.  Anything  pre-treated or pre-moistened with protection, moisture, anti-bacterials, that gets the job done fast is worth its weight in gold.

While I’m at it, I’ll add a hearty ‘well-done’ to the makers of biodegradeable and flushable wipes.  If you haven’t tried the personal toilet wipes, it’s time you do yourself and your tush a favor.

Caregivers and parents alike will agree that nothing beats a pop-up pre-moistened wipe for a diaper blow-out.  And what’s better than a bed bath using no-rinse disposable washcloths, warmed first in the microwave? 

See listed below our full line of skin care wipes including baby wipes, flushable personal wipes, adult incontinence washcloths and disposable bathing systems.  We also carry anti-bacterial hand wipes, surface disinfectants, ostomy barrier wipes, adhesive remover wipes, alcohol prep pads, hearing aid wipes and more.  So, wipe away!

Disposable Wipes

 

Prevail Premium Adult Washcloths, 12" x 8" Disposable Washcloths - Allegro Medical’s most comprehensive selection of adult cleansing washcloths. 

 See all Skin Care: Handy Wipes

ReadyBath Premium Bathing Systems Bathing Cloths - Lightweight, medium-weight or premium, these no-rinse bathing systems conveniently clean, moisturize and condition skin without soap and water.  Great for caregivers and patients.

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Shop by Condition: Bedridden

Comfort Shield Perineal Care Washcloths Perineal Care Wipes and Cleansers - Designed for the care and comfort of the perineal area, these products moisturize, deodorize, cleanse and form a protective barrier against incontinence.  An important first step for any incontinence care regime.

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Kleenex Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes Flushable Personal Wipes - Leave the toilet feeling super fresh with these flushable moist wipes designed for personal hygiene.  Need relief from hemorrhoids? Try these Medicated Wipes.

Nice 'N Clean Baby Wipes, Scented - Solo Softpak Baby Wipes - These super soft, alcohol-free baby wipes clean like a washcloth and gentle enough for baby’s face and hands.  Find a selection of value-priced, scented and unscented baby wipes in pop-up cartons or softpaks.

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Hope I haven’t wiped you out with all these choices!  Happy shopping – and thanks again for your business.

Lubriderm Skin Therapy Lotion Maintaining healthy skin can be challenging for anyone, especially in the winter months, but even more so for caregivers and practitioners. Rashes, fungus, skin breakdown or the threat of skin tears are a constant battle and a true test of perseverence.   Skin Care is much easier with today’s ultra-formulated medical creams and emollient-rich ointments – available to consumers and caregivers without a prescription. 

Allegro’s most popular creams and ointments and are primarily barrier type or moisturizing products designed to help protect and heal skin irritations from incontinence, diaper rash, wound drainage, fistulas, feeding tube leakage, minor burns and perspiration.   We also carry specialized skin products and antifungals for specific skin conditions.  Browse our Shop by Condition: Skin Conditions area to find all of Allegro Medical’s top skin care and personal care products.

Top 10 Most Popular Creams and Ointments

 

Sween 24 Superior Moisturizing Skin Protectant Cream Sween 24 Superior Moisturizing Protectant Cream- This long-acting once-a-day moisturizer soothes dry, flaky, itchy skin.  Fragrance and lanolin-free. Contains 6% Dimethicone.  Easily applied, readily absorbed and silky.

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Remedy Skin Repair Cream - 4 oz tube Remedy Skin Repair Cream - Specially formulated for those at risk for skin breakdown.  Remedy Skin Repair uses water molecules to moisturize and deliver nutrients of Olivamine to the cells.  Also provides relief to dry skin and protects and relieves damage caused by frequent hand washing.  Ideal as a facial moisturizer.  Available in 4 oz tubes, 2 oz tubes32 oz pump or Remedy Skin Repair Kit

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Calmoseptine Ointment - 4 oz tube Calmoseptine Ointment - Contains calamine, zinc oxide, menthol and lanolin to provide a multipurpose moisture barrier.  Protects and heals skin irritations from feeding tube leaks, incontinence, burns, scrapes, diaper rash, wound drainage, fecal or vaginal fistulas and moisture.  Temporary relief from discomfort and itching.

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Bacitracin Zinc Ointment - 1/32 oz foilpac, Compares to Baciguent Bacitracin Zinc Ointment – 1/32 oz foilpac - Compares to Baciguent.  Used topically to prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Ask a doctor before using this in the case of deep or puncture wounds, animal bites or serious burns.  Don’t use longer than a week without talking to your doc. 

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Aloe Vesta 3-n-1 Protective Ointment Aloe Vesta 3-n-1 Protective Ointment - An ideal  barrier and ointment for routine incontinence care.  This easy-to-apply petrolatum-based ointment provides an effective barrier that seals out moisture, contains protein-rich emollients and is non-sensitizing and fragrance free.

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Aloe Vesta Antifungal Ointment Aloe Vesta Antifungal Ointment- Cures most superficial fungal infections with 2% Miconazole Nitrate in a petrolatum base.  Ideal for treating athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch.

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BAZA Antifungal Cream BAZA Antifungal Cream - This anti-fungal is also a moisture barrier against urine and feces.  The zinc-oxide based formula with 2% Miconazole Nitrate inhibits fungal growth and treats yeast/monilia, jock itch, ringworm and athletes foot.  Another very popular antifungal moisture barrier, formulated for perineal skin irritation due to fungal infection is the Critic-Aid Clear AF.

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Sween Cream - 12 oz jar Sween Cream Moisturizing Body Cream - Cracked knees or elbows? Red, sore, irritated skin?  Look no further.  Sween Cream is known the world over for its ability to immediately restore dry, fragile skin at risk for cracking.  Non-occlusive formula absorbs quickly.  Won’t interfere with the adhesion of tape or ostomy appliances.

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Atrac-Tain Moisturizing Cream - 5 oz tube Atrac-Tain Moisturizing Cream - Superior moisturizing relief for severely afflicted dry, scaly and cracked skin conditions.  Contains 10% Urea and 4% Alpha Hydroxy Acid (lactic acid).  Fragrance and preservative free.  Safe for sensitive skin.

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Medseptic Skin Protectant Cream Medseptic Skin Protectant Cream - This superior moisturizer is formulated to treat adult diaper dermatitis, denuded skin and minor burns.  Contains 50% USP approved lanolin.  Recommended by the Foot and Ankle Institute for diabetic patients to help hold moisture in, especially on the feet, ankles, elbows and hands.

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Shop by Condition: Diabetes

Bonus Product

Deep Healing Foot Cream - 4oz My Personal Favorite – Deep Healing Foot Cream - Diabetic feet, sensitive feet or not, you’re heels will love this cream.  It contains mineral oil, urea, lanolin and vitamins A, D & E.  Also works great on hands.  I use it every night before bed.  It’s non-greasy and safe for all your body parts.  Get some!

Here’s wishing you clear, smooth skin throughout your life.  As always, we appreciate your business and thank you for being an Allegro customer.

Magneciser Pedal Exerciser Starting the year with a list of New Year’s Resolutions may be as commonplace as ending the year without them. Perhaps therein lies the problem – starting with a list of resolutions intead of just one specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based (S.M.A.R.T.) goal . . .  but I digress.  Below are a few tricks to improve your chances of making the right resolution(s) and seeing them through to success.  You can do it!

5 Tips for Successful Resolutions

1.  Define Feelings First.  Sometimes we set “the wrong goals”.  We think that accomplishing a certain goal will make us feel the way we want to feel.  For example, you may resolve to lose weight, or stop smoking, reduce stress,  or spend more time with the kids/spouse/family, etc. but really what you want is to have more energy or to stop worrying about your immortality, or to stop feeling anxious.  Maybe you want to rid yourself of shame.  Or to feel more connected or safe or grounded.  Whatever you want, your feelings may not be realized or satisfied if you set the wrong goal.  Start by defining the feeling and then pinpoint the things that make you feel that way, essentially backing into a goal.  If you ever say “I’m tired of feeling (fill in the blank).”  That’s a good place to start.  Connect the dots back to a goal that, when accomplished, will make you feel the way you want to.

2.  Tell the Truth.  If, say, your resolution is to eat healthy and work out every day - and these have been your resolutions every year for as long as you can remember, then perhaps you need to come clean about why you’re failing.  Ask yourself WHY it is hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle year-round.  Get your answer and then ask WHY THAT is happening.  Keep interrogating yourself, fleshing out your excuses until you get to the truth.  Be honest. It might not be pretty, but it is a place to start.

3.  Break it Down.  So you’ve decided that your goal is to feel proud and confident in your clothes.  Breaking it down further, you want to look hot in your jeans and get positive feedback, compliments – whistles even.  This could mean you need to lose weight, gain weight, buy new jeans, change your shoes, firm up your fanny or a number of other things. Point is, you are drilling down to a goal that can be measured and tracked.

4.  Say it Out Loud! It’s part of the Secret, and it seems to work.  Anyone who knows the power of prayer will agree that something about making your intentions, plans and wishes known to the universe makes them more likely to happen.  Try articulating your goals and dreams out loud – often.  Put them on the fridge or write them on the bathroom mirror.  Say your goals with confidence to yourself and others.  Don’t worry about failing or looking like a fool. Ignore the naysayers and negative people.  The people who care about you will support you.  Those who don’t, don’t matter.

5.  Plot Your Strategy.  Research your options, make your goals measurable and seek help.  Monitor your progress and adjust if necessary, but don’t give up.  Gather the right tools to measure and chart your success.  In the case of weight loss or health improvement, you can use Diagnostic Products such as  Body Fat Analyzers, Pedometers, Home Test Kits and Scales.  If you make your goals and progress visible, you will remain committed and motivated. 

Whatever you do, remember to reward yourself along the way!  Good luck.

Helpful Health Monitors and Aids

Track your blood pressure and cholesterol with the Cholestrak Test Kit, Resperate BP Reducer, Automatic Wrist Digital Blood Pressure Monitor, or Talking Blood Pressure Monitor.

Protect your family with a Smoke Detector w/Strobe & Battery Backup or Carbon Monoxide Detector w/Strobe.

Rest easier with a Better Sleep Pillow, Sleepmatterzzz Pillow, D-Core Pillow or Butterfly Pillow.

Be on time with the Sonic Bomb Alarm, Sonic Boom Alarm or SunRise Alarm Clock.

We love adding new products to the AllegroMedical.com site.  So much so that we add them every day.  And because it is the holiday season, we’ve added some fun products related to lifestyle, grooming and relaxation – all in the name of good health, independence and well-being.  Happy shopping!

NEW at Allegro Medical

 

Breeza Warm - Deodorizing and Warming Toilet Seat Breeza Warm – Deodorizing and Warming Toilet Seat - Make your tooshie happy with this amazing new toilet seat from Brondell.  It combines odor elimination, aromatherapy and a one-touch, temperature-adjusted heated seat. 

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Ultra Plush Shiatsu Pillow Ultra Plush Shiatsu Pillow - Treat yourself to a deep-kneading, heated massage anywhere on your body – anytime you need it.

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Conair 13-piece Rechargeable Beard and Mustache Trimmer Conair 13-Piece Rechargeable Beard and Mustache Trimmer – Gentlemen, look no further.  You have found the perfect grooming tool.  It even has a nose and ear hair attachment.  Use them . . . please.

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SteamBuddy  SteamBuddy Handheld Clothing Steamer – Smooths out wrinkles and eliminates odors from the heaviest denim to the finest silk.  No more ironing! Great for travel.

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UltiGuard Insulin Syringes - All-in-One Dispense & Dispose UltiGuard Insulin Syringes - All-in-One Dispense & Dispose insulin needles.  100 latex-free, U.S. made, premium syringes in packets of 10, housed in an approved sharps container.  Shop all Ultimed

Other new diabetic supplies include the Diasox Diabetic Socks, Euros Rx Diabetic Crew Socks, Advocate Redi-Code Test Strips, Nova Max Glucose Test Strips and the POUCHO Diabetic Wallet

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HealthSmart Sports Automatic Wrist Digital BP MonitorHealthSmart Sports Auto Wrist BP Monitor - A digital blood pressure monitor with a 2-user memory storage.  Prettier in pink? Get the Women’s Automatic Wrist Digital BP Monitor instead.

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Clamp-On Raised Toilet Seat with Arms Clamp-on Raised Toilet Seat with Arms - A contoured seat with arms.  Attaches without tools and fits on most toilets.  Great for those with limited mobility, knee pain, hip replacements or post-surgery.

Other new bath assists include the Bariatric Commode and the Toilet Support Rail

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Clock Radio for iPod and iPhone Clock Radio for iPod and iPhone - This Sony clock radio will have you waking up to your own music or your favorite radio station.  It even has a remote control so you can manage your tunes from around the room.  Cool, man.

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Folding Travel Cane - Slimline, Derby HandleFolding Travel Cane – Slimline – The perfect cane for travel or anytime – in every color and pattern imaginable.  Sized for a women’s hand.  Beautiful maple handle.

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Interplak Water Jet Tips Pack Interplak Water Jet Tips Pack - 2 standard waterjet tips, 1 brush head tip and 1 subgingival tip.  Fits ALL Interplak Dental Water Jet models.

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Just for Fun

 

The Sushi Box - Sushi Rolling KitThe Sushi Box Sushi Rolling Kit – Includes a 32-page recipe book, bamboo rolling mat, chopsticks, bowl for dipping sauce and green plastic grass.  Buy one for each guest and have a sushi party!!

Thank you for shopping at AllegroMedical.com! There’s always something new.  Come back soon.

 

You don’t have to be cold!  Cozy up with these great warming products and stop the shivers, inside and out. 

BEST WARMING PRODUCTS

 

Snuggie Blanket with Sleeves Snuggie Blanket with Sleeves- Honest to goodness, I ordered 7 of them!  This soft, thick, luxurious fleece blanket with oversized loose-fitting sleeves will warm you from head to toe – and keep your hands free!  Won’t slip and slide like a regular blanket.  Choose from Blue or the Snuggie Pink Limited Breast Cancer Research Edition (while supplies last).   Snuggie up!

RoadPro 12-Volt Heated Travel Blanket RoadPro 12-Volt Heated Travel Blanket - Never be cold on the road again.  Plug this 100% polar fleece blanket into your lighter/power socket and feel the warmth surround you.  8-foot power cord.  Zippered back for easy storage.

SKWOOSH Stadium Gel Seat- Cradle and warm your buns as you cheer on your favorite team with this super thin, but extremely effective TekPad gel-filled Stadium Seat. Weighs only 7 ozs and  folds to the size of a piece of paper. 

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Cold Condition Glove - These Ironclad cold weather gloves are designed to protect your hands from cold weather but allow for a high level of dexterity. Wicking material wicks away perspiration. Machine washable.

Superfeet hot PINK Cold Weather Premium Insoles – Lady skiers and snow boarders, add these to your ski boots and you’ll be carving like a pro this season. Provides support, shock absorption, power transmission and edge control to tear up the slopes. Heat management for all-day comfort. Antimicrobial technology helps prevent foot odor. Men, we carry them for you too: Superfeet REDhot Cold Weather Premium Insoles.

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Snappy Spa Portable Hot Tub Snappy Spa Portable Hot Tub - Nothing warms you more completely than a nice relaxing spa. Now you can have your own bubbling, whirling spa at a fraction of the cost of a traditional hot tub. Sets up quickly, requires no tools, and plugs into a regular household outlet. Seats 4 adults. Great gift for the family. Use it indoors or outdoors, on your patio or deck, in your condo or apartment, lakehouse, cabin or boat!

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Bed Buddy Foot Warmers with Aromatherapy – Just pop the reusable scent pack in the microwave for a minute and put them back in the fleece fabric boots for an hour of moist heat and warm feet! Lightly fragranced with clove, cinnamon and eucalyptus. For cold hands, try the Bed Buddy Hand Warmers or get everything, including the sinus pack in the Bed Buddy Heat Therapy Kit.

NatraCure Heat Therapy Mittens – Recommended for arthritis sufferers and hard working hands as a warming aid. One size fits most. Washable and reusable. Lightly scented. Disperses moisturizing mineral oils and Vitamin E to hydrate and nourish your skin. Microwave for 25 to 30 seconds to warm.

Bed Warmer – Placed at the bottom of the bed under the sheets, the Battle Creek Bed Warmer warms your legs and feet rather than the whole bed. Or, position warmth exactly where it feels best! Costs less to operate than an electric blanket.

Arthritis Gloves- Soft, breathable cotton lycra will make you want to wear these gloves day and night. Mild compression and warmth helps increase circulation and promote healing of arthritic, achy, painful, stiff hands. Great for working around the house or in the garden to keep your hands warm but your fingers free to feel, touch and grip.

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Toasty Toes Personal Heater – Perfect for work or home, this “deluxe” footrest is thermostatically controlled to heat your feet and legs. Use in the office, study, basement, garage, porch, craft room you need to be seated or standing for a long time. Three positions. 6 foot cord plugs into any 110v outlet.

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Dream Saks Airline Comfort Set – Travel in warmth and style with your own silk blanket, pillowcase and eye shades! Great for long air routes, trains, buses or cars. Rolls into its own 12″ bag and weighs less than a pound. Prefer cashmere over silk? Try the Dream Sak Luxury Travel Kit. A great gift for the traveler who has everything…

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Grabber Peel-n-Stick Adhesive Body Warmers- Standard equipment for anyone who enjoys outdoor cold weather activities. Widely used for soothing cold, sore joints and muscles as a result of Arthritis, Raynaud’s, Lupus, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia or just poor circulation. 40 portable heating pads per box, one time use, disposable. Warms for 12+ hours. For cold feet and cold hands, use Grabber’s Foot Warmers and Grabber’s Hand Warmers. Get a case and divide them up for stocking stuffers or gifts for your team members and friends.

Wishing you and your family a nice warm winter. As always, thanks for your business. -v

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