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Caring for Your Skin & Wounds in the Summer

School is out, and summer is here. This is the season for outdoor activities at beaches, parks, pools, and all places near and far. For some, summer may present challenges when making sure our skin is safeguarded from bacteria, burns, and infection. Our skin is the largest organ of the body, and protecting it should be the first priority.

Just because you may be recovering from surgery or living with another condition like a diabetic foot ulcer doesn’t necessarily mean you must stay indoors (as long as your doctor hasn’t advised otherwise).

Since our skin is our most valuable protector, we need to be mindful about ways to protect it so we can relax and enjoy the warmer weather all season long. Here are some tips to aid in the care of your skin and wounds while delighting in those summer recreations.

  • Protect Your Skin – Everyone knows the sun emits damaging UV rays. Keeping your skin protected with sunscreen will prevent harmful and sometimes painful sunburns. Products that contain zinc work great to protect the skin from these rays while helping to seal out wetness to keep skin healthy. Covering wounds with dressings is also important as this tissue is more delicate than normal skin. Unprotected wounds increase the risk of scarring.
  • Stay Hydrated – The chance of dehydration heightens in the summer months since we sweat and lose more moisture in the body. In order to repair and rebuild cells that are at a wound site, sufficient hydration is necessary to deliver fluids essential for healing.
  • Maintain Proper Nutrition – Along with proper hydration, consuming foods that are moisture-rich such as fruits and vegetables can aid in the healing of wounds and contribute to a boost in the immune system. Adding foods such as watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber, and celery to your diet can be very beneficial in the wound healing process, not to mention for your overall health.
  • Keep a Supply of Bandages and Cleaning Solutions – Because we are typically more active in the summer months, bandages may become contaminated quickly with sweat and dirt. Frequently changing your wound dressings will help keep your wound dry and clean while supporting the healing process. Wound cleansers like saline solutions are designed to clean and irrigate wound sites and are great to keep with you when replacing dressings.
  • Reduce Germ Contact – In the event that you have an open wound and it cannot be completely covered, you may want to avoid coming into contact with open bodies of water that are perfect environments for bacteria to hang out. If you have a diabetic foot ulcer, it is important to take care of your feet. It is wise to avoid wearing flip flops or sandals, as these will allow for possible infection and/or ulceration to occur when feet are exposed to germs in the environment.

Whether you are going outside for a few minutes or headed out for a long day in the sun, caring for your skin and wounds should be a top priority.

We carry some of the highest quality skin and wound care products on the market at the best prices. Our Personal Product Advisors will help you decide what is right for your needs and make the selection process effortless so you can rest easy all summer long.

Contact us for any questions or to find the skin and wound care products that you may need. If your skin condition or wounds appear to be getting worse, make sure to get in touch with your doctor.

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

When it comes to hurricane season, Florida and Texas get hit the most, followed by Louisiana and the Carolinas. Many people think about protecting their homes, but thinking about stocking up on your personal supplies is just as important.

In the event of a major storm, homes may be without electricity and water for many days. If you rely on home services or suffer from health issues that may be affected by lack of power, staying in your home may not be the best option.

By planning well in advance, you can be better prepared, should the threat of a natural disaster arise.  We at Personally Delivered have put together a Hurricane Readiness Essentials Kit, an Emergency Kit, and a Travel Pack to prepare you and your loved ones for hurricane season.

Personally Delivered Hurricane Readiness Essentials Kit

This Hurricane Readiness Essentials Kit includes necessary items to protect and maintain healthy skin, while keeping you feel clean and fresh when you need it most.

ConvaTec Aloe Vesta Bathing Cloths – These disposable bathing cloths are rinse-free and easy-to-use. Each wipe moisturizes while it cleanses. When access to water is not available, these Aloe Vesta bathing cloths are a great replacement for your regular showers or baths.

3-N-1 Rinse-Free Foaming Body Wash, Shampoo, and Peri-Cleanser – This rinse-free bathing product works as a thick foaming body wash, shampoo, and perineal cleanser. 3-N-1 will keep you feeling clean and fresh in the event that access to water may be limited.

ConvaTec Vesta No-Rinse Cleansing Foam – This multipurpose cleanser is perfect as a no-rinse solution for the hair, body, and perineum. It contains aloe to soothe the skin and is good for sensitive skin. Works great as a quick refresher between baths and cleansing after incidents of bowel or bladder incontinence.

ConvaTec Sensi-Care Clear Zinc – With the power of dimethicone, this product helps protect skin from the irritation associated with incontinence. The easy-to-spread formula creates a thin film helping to protect skin and seal out wetness. Zinc is a powerful aid in healing skin irritation, so keep this handy all year round.

ConvaTec Aloe Vesta Daily Moisturizer – Aloe Vesta Daily Moisturizer is designed to maintain healthy skin while soothing minor skin irritations. This formula softens and moisturizes sensitive skin, helping to protect and prevent skin from getting chafed, chapped, and cracked. A daily moisturizer is essential, no matter the weather conditions.

Personally Delivered Emergency Kit

The Personally Delivered Emergency Kit includes a variety of necessary products to aid in the cleansing, healing, and protection of a variety of wound care needs.

Sterile Saline Water or Wipes – You can choose between sterile water in bottles for easy irrigation and other medical needs or in the form of wipes to delivered a consistent dose of saline with every application. The non-toxic isotonic solution is gentle enough for all wounds without damaging healing tissues.

Wound Care Gauze – Sterile and well-suited for a variety of applications such as wound dressing, cleaning, minor prepping, and packing. Available in a range of sizes and plies. Gauze serves as the perfect application for small wounds and ulcerations.

AQUACEL Foam Adhesive Dressing – This foam adhesive dressing helps to evaporate excess moisture and provides a waterproof barrier to support wound healing. Its soft absorbent foam pad continues to absorb excess fluid, while allowing you to shower or bathe. Changing the dressing is comfortable due to the foam technology, so the pain associated with removal is eliminated.

DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel – A preservative-free, sterile, clear hydrogel used as a filler for dry cavity wounds. It provides a moist wound healing environment, aiding in the removal of nonviable tissue. It can also be used on radiation dermatitis skin conditions and diabetic ulcers.

Personally Delivered Travel Pack

The Personally Delivered Travel Pack includes a few essential items in a convenient travel size, making it easy to cleanse and moisturize on-the-go.

Aloe Vesta Wipes – This rinse-free, easy-to-use disposable bathing system cleanses and moisturizes. As mentioned in the Hurrican Readiness Essentials, these cloths are a great replacement for regular showers or baths when access to water may not be available.

Aloe Vesta Foam (4 oz.) – This multipurpose cleanser for hair, body, and perineum is also rinse-free. It contains aloe to soothe the skin, which is also beneficial for sensitive skin. This provides all the benefits of the aforementioned cleansing foams, but in a travel size bottle.

Aloe Vesta Moisturizing Lotion (2-4 oz.) – This travel size bottle soothes minor skin irritation, while softening and moisturizing sensitive skin. The long-lasting formula helps protect and prevent chafed, chapped, and cracked skin.

Other items to consider with this handy checklist:

With a little planning and our help, you can feel confident that you are protected throughout the whole season. In addition to the supplies we offer, make sure to have a one to two-week supply of non-perishable food and plenty of water.

You can never be too careful or thorough when ensuring the safety and well being of yourself or your loved ones.

If you have any questions about the products we suggest or would like more information on how to prepare for hurricanes and other disasters, please contact our Product Experts Toll Free at (800) 777-1111 or email CustomerService@PersonallyDelivered.com.

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