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What is medical sheepskin?

Medical sheepskin products prevent and treat pressure sores, bedsores and decubitus ulcers. They are ideal for individuals who sweat during the night with the wool wicking the moisture away from the body and keeping the skin dry and comfortable.

Can sheepskins be washed?

If your sheepskin does become dirty, try a thorough vacuum or good shake outside. However, if there is a spill it is safe to wash your sheepskin in water, following the cleaning instructions printed on the tag.

What brands of medical sheepskins does Patient Handling offer?

We offer products from a range of leading brands including Shear Comfort and much more.

Medical Sheepskins

Since the early 1960s, medical sheepskin products have been significantly successful nursing aids because of their unique heat-regulating attributes, high comfort, and pressure distribution. Besides, wool is unlike most fibres because it can absorb moisture up to thirty percent of its own weight, and the user will still feel dry on the skin.

Patient Handling offers a vast range of sheepskin products, including sheepskin slippers, sheepskin boots, sheepskin mattress topper, medical sheepskin shoes, a sheepskin wheelchair cushion, and medical-grade sheepskin boots. We source our sheepskin products from the best brand in the market; therefore, quality is not a problem for us, Shear Comfort manufacturers. 

Medical sheepskin products can be helpful for people with different needs. They are great for a person who spends prolonged periods in a wheelchair, bed, or chair; they can reduce pressure sores.  Sheepskin slippers and sheepskin boots offer various primary benefits; for instance, they can be repeatedly washed at eighty degrees to control infection. They can minimise shear forces on skin that is fragile and prone to skin tears, and they wick perspiration away from the user’s skin as they assist in regulating temperature for healing pressure ulcers. 

Sheepskin boots, sheepskin slippers and other medical sheepskin products have other benefits, including: 

  • Equal distribution of weight. When aiming to minimize and prevent bed wounds, equal weight distribution is vital. One inch is the accurate pile height to spread the weight equally. The fibres are springy and soft, thus conforming to the user’s body. This relieves pressure where it builds up, hence enhancing the flow of blood. 
  • Minimizes excess moisture. Excess moisture is a cause for bedsores development. Medical sheepskin is ideal for this as it absorbs up to at least thirty percent of its own weight in moisture and, most importantly, without feeling wet. Also, the fibres emit moisture back into the atmosphere at a faster rate than any other material. Having medical sheepskin slippers and other medical sheepskin products is essential for preventing skin irritations such as rashes, eczema, and itchy skin; the material has the attribute of cutting down on moisture. 
  • Natural thermostat. Sheepskin controls body temperature, therefore, keeps the user warm with no overheating. This material contains hollow fibres, thus making it breathable. Also, this functions to lower moisture development as a result of sweating. 
  • Enhances the skin’s health. The lanolin in wool has features that can enhance the skin’s health; it moisturizes the skin and protects against excessive moisture development. This improves the skin’s feeling and daily comfort. Besides, sheepskin is naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic. Lanolin contains self-cleaning attributes when left for aeration. 
  • Comes in numerous sizes and shapes. Medical sheepskin can be executed on a wheelchair, bed, chair, to mention but a few. It can also be implemented to relieve soreness inflicted by crutches.  
  • Easy to clean. 

We can provide you with sheepskin slippers, sheepskin mattress toppers and many other sheepskin products. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about our medical grade sheepskin products and services. 

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