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    Sheepskin for bed.

    Are sheepskin pads useful in bed? I have a real boney tailbone and keep getting scuffs in bed from sleeping on it. It's not a pressure sore just a scratch I wondered if a sleeping on a sheepskin would help? Anyone use them under there tailbones as well?

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    From what I understand, sheepskin is useful to reduce friction or shearing, but of no value to prevent or treat pressure sores.
    Tom

    "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

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      #3
      Great to know thanks!

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        #4
        There's a member that sells sheepskins, let me see if i can find.

        He's a veteran-

        http://www.lovemysheepskin.com/
        Last edited by Jim; 20 Jun 2012, 5:09 PM.

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          #5
          Sheepskin

          I had a dry area on my butt cheek area and I saw someone here on CC say they had good luck with a sheepskin so I ordered 2 medical sheepskins from lawsonsheepskins.com

          I like how it eases pressure on my knees while laying prone and tailbone area while on my back. These are machine washable also.
          VERY pleased with this company, they ship quickly, great customer service too. Ordered the shorter pile as also recommended here on CC
          Helga

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            #6
            Awesome!! Thanks so much.

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              #7
              I have always used a sheepskin and keep a few extra they last for years and I believe they help wick sweat away.
              I always take them if I go on a trip and put them under the sheet on a motel or at a different house.
              And make sure and use good sheets as well some get rough or scratchy .
              Gary
              T-10 ,,1980,,

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                #8
                I have a big sheepskin pad on my bed and, not only is it wonderfully comfortable, it definitely helps prevent pressure issues.
                Rick Goldstein
                GO! Mobility Solutions
                facebook.com/goes.anywhere

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                  #9
                  thanks!! i'm definitely going to get one to put under my tailbone. hopefully it helps prevent the scuffs.

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                    #10
                    I am not sure how to care for sheepskin (even though my family raised sheep!) Check out this website http://www.sheepskinoforegon.com/care.html.
                    Maybe it needs cleaning, combing if you are having problems with shearing now and never had this problem before.

                    It sounds like you are having skin shearing with micro-tears on your skin. You will have to be a bit of an investigator to figure out what is causing the skin shearing.

                    pbr
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                      #11
                      Sheepskins have revolutionized Chad's life. He gets no sores from being in bed (he can get them from being in his chair of course) ever, and it helps with reducing fungal infections because the sheepskins breathe. Highly recommended!! I bought ours in New Zealand when I took a trip there a few years ago. I paid $35 American dollars for them each, which of course you can't get here, they are ALOT more here.
                      Wife of Chad (C4/5 since 1988), mom of a great teenager

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                        #12
                        that's great news to hear. i ordered 2 online last night i really hope the help my boney tailbone.

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                          #13
                          I have been using medical sheepskins for nearly 30 years. I have always used the sheepskins that have been specially treated to withstand high temperature washing and drying. The treatment also makes them urine and feces resistant, which means that fiber are less likely to become weak and fall out after repeated exposure to human waste. I have three that are big enough to cushion from shoulders to upper thigh and a smaller one for my feet. With proper care these can last a very long time.

                          NL washes the sheepskins in a front loading washing machine and has dried them in the dryer, but prefers to drape them over an outdoor chair to dry after she has brushed them with a dog grooming brush. She uses a cleanser recommended for medical sheepskins named Woolskin. I usually need to find a new supplier each time I need to restock, so if you are interested in buying some, do an internet search. According to the manufacturer:
                          "Woolskin will keep the leather soft and supple while maintaining the luxurious hand of the wool.
                          Woolskin with Tea Tree Oil", a new generation product developed in conjunction with the tanning industry, will lubricate the sheepskin leather and give a distinct lustre and handle to the wool. The anti-bacterial in Woolskin remains in the washed article, providing continued action and prevention of odours. Woolskin kills mites ( the cause of house dust asthma) and washing with woolskin will also remove mite allergens."


                          All the best,
                          GJ

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                            #14
                            thanks so much!!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                              NL washes the sheepskins ....She uses a cleanser recommended for medical sheepskins named Woolskin.
                              GJ
                              Thanks for this tip! I use Woolite but figured that there must be a better product, just never knew what it would be. I'm going to find some of this.
                              Wife of Chad (C4/5 since 1988), mom of a great teenager

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