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How do I take care of my prosthesis on a daily basis?

A prosthesis that is worn every day requires daily attention. The parts of the prosthesis that are in contact with the user's skin need to be washed every day. Make sure the parts are rinsed well and dried completely before use. Every day, or sometimes more often, the stump should be bathed with a colorless, odorless antibacterial soap. Putting antiperspirant and baby oil on the stump may also help the skin stay healthy.

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