Odaban for individuals with a prosthesis

Odaban can also be used for amputees and individuals with prosthetic limbs. Caring for a prosthesis can be especially challenging as maintenance is high and replacements are costly. Discomfort and chafing are other concerns as well. Here are several tips to help you care for your prosthesis so that you can stay healthy and confident.

  • Avoid going into water with prosthesis, unless yours is specially designed for it. Most are not meant to be exposed to water.
  • Keep it away from other chemicals that may damage the makeup of it.
  • Clean your socket daily using a mild soap and a soft sponge. Let it dry before wearing again.
  • Let the prosthesis air out overnight.
  • Care for limb socks and wash them daily. Because they are used to cover a part of your body throughout the day, limb socks may become musty smelling if not cleaned and aired out often enough. Instead of using a strong smelling detergent, use a mild soap that will not irritate your skin but that will do an adequate job of cleaning.
  • Use an antiperspirant like Odaban on the area you use your prosthesis to keep it from sweating and causing odours. Because that area of your body is always covered it may get heated and sweat more than other parts of your body. Sweat and bacteria work to create body odour and musty smells. Odaban antiperspirant spray will keep the sweating at bay and keep the area clean and dry. It is safe to use and is mild on the skin.
  • Follow your prosthetist’s instructions and don’t hesitate to ask questions.
  • Even while you are not wearing your prosthesis, stay active and work to build up your stamina.
  • If you are new to using prosthesis be careful not to over do by wearing it for too long.
  • For the first several weeks of using a prosthesis you may want to use an assistive device and gradually increase the amount of weight you place on the prosthesis.