How to clean your sock and bandage

Tom Williams / Self Care

Whether you use a stump sock or a bandage it must be change each day for fresh clean one. Each morning your socket should also be clean and fresh.

How to clean your bandage

Step 1

Use warm water with a mild soap to wash elastic bandages. Do not use hot water.

Step 2

Rinse completely with clean, warm water.

Step 3

Dry bandages on a flat surface away from direct sunlight. Hanging and sunlight can spoil the elastic in bandages.


How to clean your stump sock

Step 1

Use warm water not hot with a mild soap. Do not use hot water.

Step 2

Rinse completely with clean, warm water.

Step 3

You may want to put a ball in the end of the sock whilst it dries as this may make it more comfortable to wear.

Remove the ball before wearing the sock