Wet wipes and other pre-moistened products for personal and caregiving use have become a staple in the American home. These products often offer patients and caregivers a quick and easy solution that benefits all parties involved. The consumer and professional demand for wipes used in various settings was expected to increase through 2023, but the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the course of these products and all signs point to unforeseen demand in the future with the escalation of personal use.
Why are wipes so wildly popular?
The consumer market demand is driven by two factors. Preference and convenience. In a recent study, it was noted that two out of three patients prefer wet wipes to traditional topical creams, ointments, lotions, or gels. When being used in a caregiving scenario, it was noted that wipes allowed for more targeted use that gave comfort when being used. A group of participants in this study noted that individual packages for each wipe are more convenient and discrete when on-the-go, but larger more economical tubes or jars were prefered for home use. Others noted that limiting application to the areas that needed attention was important, but were also less messy than topical applications.
It Started with Chicken!
Thankfully back in 1958, Arthur Julius had a thought and a vision for what was needed in the market and the first iteration of the wipe came into existence. In 1963 he started selling Wet-Nap products to Colonel Harland Sanders for use in hand washing by customers of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Not long after pre-moistened wipes became a staple in the beauty industry predominantly being used for cleansing or moisturizing the skin, baby care, hand washing, makeup removal, washing the body when bathing was not practical, feminine, and other personal cleansing. Soon, the trend caught on and the use of wipes became a widespread phenomenon.
As technology and need developed, pre-moistened wipes were then introduced for therapeutic purposes. Early FDA-approved drugs delivered utilizing pre-moistened applicators include acne treatment drugs, retinoids, antibiotics, antifungals, steroids, and local anesthetics. It seemed as if a time before wipes had never existed!
Personal care has become an important part of our daily lives and society interacts with wipes daily. Better than sliced bread? You be the judge.
Then Came Pharma-C
Reinventing the wheel is not what is needed. Taking the time to improve on a great idea can be a great benefit. At Pharma-C, for over 15 years, we have been dedicated to providing you with high-quality first aid, personal care and home health care products that really work.
Wipes are a particular passion of ours and that is why it is important to us that we create products that are both safe and effective while being efficient and practical for those who use them.
In 2022, we’re entering the next phase of the second decade of this century and life is intense. Food and gas prices are high and there’s no way to predict when they will come down or when life will stabilize once again. Life is stressful.
Compounding this, more people than ever are caring for aging loved ones, and it can be overwhelming. If you are raising a family or have a job, the responsibility of making sure your loved one still receives the care they require can weigh heavily upon you.
You want to be sure those you are caring for get their needs met. Because caregivers don’t always get the rest they need, you can feel tired throughout the day. Self-care is vital, both for you and the loved one you are caring for. We know this is easier said than done.
The following are tips for caregiver self-care that will make a difference in your life by allowing you to be at your full capacity so you can give the quality care that your loved one’s deserve.
Get Enough Sleep
Depending on the schedule you are keeping as you care for your loved one, making sure you get the sleep you need will give you the energy and vitality to respond when you are needed. Mothers of newborns will often nap when their babies are napping so they can catch up on their rest. It’s the same for caregivers of the aging. It might be tempting to work on a project or watch a movie when your loved one is sleeping, and these tasks are important, but unless you’re getting enough sleep at night, you might want to use some of the time to take a nap yourself.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Many people know about stress eating. Foods containing sugar or your favorite comfort foods can help sooth your stress, but the effects are temporary and often come with consequences. There is nothing wrong with enjoying your favorite treats occasionally, but make sure your regular diet is healthy. You will feel better and you’ll be able to give your loved one the best care.
Take Part in Enjoyable Activities
Time may be limited as a caregiver, but as mentioned earlier, self-care is essential so that you can be at your best when caring for the needs of others. Are there activities you enjoy? Make time for yourself. Do things for you, too.
Finding ways to make life easier will help you give the care you want, both to your loved one and with your own self-care. Pharma-C-Wipes provides products that support you in your day-to-day role. That’s why we created products that are safe and effective while being efficient and practical for those who use them. For more information, visit https://www.pharma-c.com
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Good personal hygiene is important for all of us, including the loved ones we are caring for. As a caregiver, one of the best ways to help protect your loved one from diseases such as colds and flu is washing your hands with soap and water. Maintaining good personal hygiene will also help prevent you from spreading diseases to the loved one you are caring for.
What is Personal Hygiene?
Personal hygiene is how you care for your body. Cleaning your body every day is a way to practice good hygiene, and also washing your hands after using the bathroom to keep conditions around your loved one sanitary. Daily cleansing isn’t always an option, but Pharma-C-Wipes Water-Activated Bathing Cloths are an excellent way to keep you or your loved one clean when traditional bathing just isn’t an option. Simply wet Bathing Cloth with hot or cold water, massage until activated, and cleanse body as needed. There’s no rinsing required, and they’re much more convenient than transporting your loved one to and from the bathtub.
Here are a few tips to help keep you and your loved ones clean: When you sneeze, particles and germs spew out into the air and hang around. People can get sick from air born germs. Keep the environment clean by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue (or your sleeve) when sneezing or coughing.
Do you have pets? Pets lower blood pressure and have been said to aid in healing when people are sick. Having them around aging loved ones can have positive attributes. Just remember to wash your hands after handling pets and other animals.
Germs hide out in many places, especially on the face. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you do happen to touch your face, wash your hands.
Keep the house clean, especially the kitchen and bathroom. Disinfect doorknobs often and surfaces such as furniture, desks and chairs. Along with this, clean and disinfect objects you use often such as mobile phones, keys and wallets.
Change bedding often. Fresh sheets feel good and protect against germs.
Fresh air is good for you and the loved one you are caring for. Not only does fresh air feel good and smell good, but it’s also good to get stale musty air out of the house. Open windows and change air conditioning filters to increase the amount of fresh air around you.
Pharma-C-Wipes products are available at a number of retailers near you or online. If you are unable to locate a product in your area, please contact us and member of our customer service team will be happy to assist you. https://www.pharma-c.com/where-to-buy.html
Life is a journey, and at Pharma-C-Wipes, we provide products that support you at each twist and turn. It is important to us that we create products that are both safe and effective while being efficient and practical for those who use them. For over 15 years, we have been dedicated to providing you with high-quality first aid, personal care and home health care products that really work.