Essential Stump Hygiene

Tom Williams /

Clean your stump every evening before bed

Step 1

Clean your stump every evening before bed

Step 2

Lather up unscented soap or half a teaspoon of liquid antiseptic. More water = more suds

Step 3

Rinse with clean water making sure all the soap is washed off

Step 4

Dry completely

Unless you wear a stump sock cleaning you stump in the morning may result in your skin becoming irritated inside the socket.