Wound Care For Wheelchair Users

3.3.2020
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Whitney Bailey
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Whitney Bailey

“When you’re a wheelchair user a lot of times you end up with cuts, scrapes, and bruises and you don’t necessarily know where they come from because you don’t always feel when they happen,” says Danielle Marx, a wheelchair user who has spina bifida. 

In the video above, Danielle shares her top products shes uses to manage wound care.

Bandages

The first item that Danielle talks about in her video is bandages. Danielle prefers bandages with silver alginate in them because the ingredient helps wounds heal faster. Danielle has poor circulation in her legs and feet, so she states that any kind of wound she gets below her waist takes 3x longer to heal. Therefore the silver alginate bandages seem to help with the healing process. 

Medical Tape 

Danielle advises that medical tape help with bandages. “I find that bandages that are taped on last a lot longer than just a standard bandaid,” she says. 

Hydrogen Peroxide, Neosporin, & Betadine 

Danielle states the first step she does when she gets a cut or scrape is to put hydrogen peroxide on it. She says, “it cleans out the wound, and gets rid of any bacteria or anything like that.” Keeping wounds clean is vital because it could cause further health problems. 

The next product Danielle puts on her wounds after hydrogen peroxide is neosporin. Neosporin has many ingredients in it that promote healing like cocoa butter, cottonseed oil, olive oil, etc. 

The last product Danielle uses on her wounds is betadine to help ensure that her wound stays extra clean and free of bacteria. 

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