Skin Condition

  1. Skin Care and Incontinence: 3 easy steps to prevent incontinence skin problems

    People with incontinence (urinary or fecal) tend to have excessive moisture build up around their buttocks, hips, and genitals.  Skin irritations are caused by excessive moisture.  Caregivers and users of incontinence products should be on the lookout for skin with the appearance of redness, peeling, or perineal dermatitis (diaper rash).  Yeast infections are also very common skin ailments in incontinent people.  Yeast infections on the skin can be very uncomfortable and often painful.  They are easy to identify with their fiery red appearance and itchy burning sensation.  Treatment with an anti-fungal cream is often necessary in order to heal.

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  2. The Severity Of Dermal Ulcers

    A dermal ulcer is a sore that develops on the skin followed by destruction of the tissue surrounding it. Tissue destruction leads to complete loss of skin; the size and depth of the ulcer depends on the severity of what exactly is causing it. Dermal ulcers are more common on the skin of the arms and legs.

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  3. #Diabetes in America, tips to save your diabetic feet

    Current diabetes trends show that by 2050 nearly 1 out of 3 American adults will have a diabetes diagnosis.  A staggering 60% of the non-traumatic lower limb amputations are performed on diabetics.1  Keeping your feet healthy is only one challenge diabetics face.  Simple actions can help reduce the risk of major complications such as gangrene, limb amputation or diabetic ulcers.

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  4. Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    What are pressure ulcers?

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  5. Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    If you suffer from diabetes understanding the causes and symptoms of a diabetic foot ulcer can prevent long term wound care treatment, hospitalization, or non-traumatic lower extremity amputation.  According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, an estimated 15% of diabetics experience a diabetic foot ulcer, which is an open sore likely found on the bottom of your foot.1

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  6. Top 5 Wound Care Products

    Top 5 Wound Care Products

    Wound care is rather a complex topic especially for the aging population.    Wounds can be caused by diseases that cause skin integrity issues or from accidents resulting in injury.  In our aging population, chronic ulcers are a frequent concern related to diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and limited mobility.   If you are suffering from a wound, or caring for an individual with a wound, you should always consult a medical specialist for the best treatment options and procedures.   Healing of ulcers takes time and proper supplies.    While complete wound healing is the ultimate goal, maintaining a palliative effect for a chronic wound may be acceptable.1 AllegroMedical.com customers looking for wound care supplies seek products that are:

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  7. Ointments, Creams, Lotions, Oh My!

    Choosing the right skin care product to treat an infected area can be overwhelming. There are topicals, moisturizers, hydrators, and healers.  What does it all mean?

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  8. Best Wipes for All-Over Skin Care

    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.

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  9. Most Popular Creams and Ointments

    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. 

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  10. Best Selling Diabetic Supplies at Low Prices

    One Touch Ultra Blue Test Strips AllegroMedical.com has been selling diabetic supplies online for more than a decade - offering huge savings to thousands of customers every day.  In fact, many people find our prices for diabetic supplies much lower than their insurance deductibles or co-pays.  Do the math!  Maybe we can save you some money.

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