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allenlondon | 11:31 Tue 27th Oct 2020 | Body & Soul
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Bit of a dilemma, not sure if there is really a solution.

As part of my prosthetic leg system, I have to wear a silicone 'liner' - a sock-like object which covers my stump up to and above my knee.

Not usually a problem, but one result is that the skin behind and around my knee is 'weak', i.e. prone to pimples, ulcers, skin-breaks, etc.

Most of the rub-in creams (like Neutrogena) are grand, but inclined to be a bit too greasy, so that when I put my liner back, it doesn't function properly (which is to be a tight, dry fit around my skin).

Any ideas welcomed!

Allen.

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can you leave longer from application of cream to application of liner? rub in more?
Bio oil dries very quickly
Can you put a thin absorbent dressing in between the two?
Do not use creams, wash the stump with Hibiscrub, dry and apply the sock.
https://www.boots.com/hibiscrub-skin-cleanser-250ml-1-bottle-10086267

You can apply any cream such as sudocrem on an evening before going to bed, when you are not wearing your prosthetic.

https://www.boots.com/sudocrem-antiseptic-healing-cream-125g-10006321
I don't like sudocrem, it's quite drying. Ok for prevention as a barrier cream, but I wouldn't use it for something trying to heal, personally.
Pixie I use it all the time on humans and animals. For me it dries and moisturises, prevents the wound from totally drying out but stops it from going soggy.
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Kidney problems mean that going to bed is a temporary measure, but even a few hours with the cream should help.

As might all the suggestions, for which thanks.

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