As your scoliosis brace experts, we also feel you need to know how to clean your scoliosis brace to avoid any problems with your skin.
Scoliosis and Skin Care Under the Scoliosis Brace
Even soft scoliosis braces can get dirty, and they are in touch with your skin. It is a good idea to check with your doctor regarding the proper care of your particular brace, however, here are some general skin care tips from the Nationwide Children’s Health site: “Wash and rinse your body thoroughly every day. Apply rubbing alcohol to toughen the skin. You may also try witch hazel or another solution, but check with your doctor first. Check your skin for red spots. Use a mirror to see all areas. You can enjoy many activities including swimming and other non-contact sports. Your skin may itch a lot when the brace is first removed. Apply rubbing alcohol to the skin. It will help stop the itching. Other ways to stop the itching are: use a hairdryer on the “cool” setting, use a fan, wear loose clothing or ask your doctor for a medicine to decrease the itching. [READ MORE]
Be careful of using lotion with your scoliosis brace as you may end up making the itch worse. Lotions often have wax and oil as part of their chemical composition, and can leave residue behind that will in turn attract dirt. There may be non-comedogenic lotions available. Consult your back doctor and your dermatologist for advice.
Clean Your Scoliosis Brace Too
In addition to keeping your skin clean, make sure you clean your scoliosis brace at least once a week to make sure you remove any residue that may cause either odor or itch. Ask your doctor, as they may have a specialized product for cleaning scoliosis braces. Sometimes, though you can use simple rubbing alcohol to clean them. If you have a brace, make sure you keep your health good overall. One of the things that helps is proper skin care, as your skin is actually your body’s largest organ. You also want to make having a scoliosis brace as easy as you can.
If you have any questions regarding skin care, make sure you consult a dermatologist. And if you have any questions or concerns about your scoliosis brace, make sure you get a hold of your spinal specialist.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296