Getting an orthopedic trauma wound can be painful and the person has to be very careful about his/her wounds as it could easily get infected if not taken care of Ironically, one washes their wounds to prevent infections, but improper washing or using bad faucets can cause infections. People with such wounds are therefore in a problematic situation in the washrooms. Asking a relative or friend to wash the taps before you use it can be highly beneficial; however, that is not always a possibility. Hence, there are ways by which you can make sure that your wounds don’t get infected while in the bathroom. All you have to do is use specific kinds of faucets which make such risks lesser.
Faucets that can be used to reduce risks are:
1. Touch-less Faucets: This type of faucets don’t require you to touch them to turn them on. This is beneficial to those with orthopedic trauma wounds as it reduces the risk of getting infections due to germs exponentially. When you don’t touch the faucet, the bacteria lurking there wouldn’t be able to get onto your wounds; which is highly beneficial. Though these faucets are a little expensive than normal faucets, it is worth every penny.
2. Faucets with scratch and corrosion resistance: Faucets which aren’t scratch resistance can be prone to bacteria residing on it due to the scratches and corrosion which would have occurred over a period of time. However, scratch and corrosion resistant faucets do not have this problem. A person having such wounds is safe as these faucets reduce the risk of catching infections from such scratches which bacteria likely reside in These faucets are also easier to clean in general, so even if your relative has to clean it before you use it, it’ll be easier for them to do so.
3. Faucet with great spray: Faucets with sprayers are the best to use for cleaning your wound. This type of faucet allows you to remove most of the puss and impurities in your wound and it will also not hurt as much as a normal faucet would do. Since the faucet allows for wounds to be cleaned properly there is a lesser chance that you would catch an infection and moreover since it is less painful, it more likely that you will clean your wounds efficiently and properly and hence the chances of the wound infecting would be lesser.
One might think that such faucets would be more expensive and probably would be unnecessary after your wound heals. However, this is not the case as the faucets are worth the extra dollars. Firstly, the lesser the chance of your wound getting infected, the lesser you have to pay at the doctor’s place and even after your wound heals the faucets help you have a hygienic washroom which would be helpful at any time even if you have a small wound or cut in the near future. Hence, investing in these faucets is a must.