Many of you already know Oslo the Schnauzer, our company Mascot and unofficial “Director of Security”. I took Oslo to the dog park last Sunday. Oslo was romping and rolling with her best girlfriends, Eloise and Ramona. Their “play” is always friendly but they do sometimes get overly exuberant. As the dogs were running circles around me I received an accidental but nasty scratch on my calf from one of their paws.
When I got home I cleaned and disinfected the scratch and didn’t really think about it again until Monday morning. Both my socks and jeans rubbed on my calf, and although it wasn’t painful, it was very irritating. Earlier that morning I had read an article in the Washington Post about how hospitals are starting to install copper handles, switches, and fixtures to fight the spread of viruses and bacteria. Both copper and silver have been used for centuries to clean wounds and fight infections. What luck that BrightLife sells a soft tubular bandage with X-Static silver threads. We sell it to patients and medical facilities for use in the treatment of lymphedema, dermatological infections, and wounds. Unlike other bandages, this slightly elastic tubular bandage slips on arms and legs without adhesive. There is no screaming and crying like the kind that occurs when you yank an off adhesive bandage. I cut a piece off a 3” roll, slipped it on my leg, and the irritation was gone instantly.
It’s Tuesday morning and I’m still wearing the Silverseal X-Static Tubular Bandage on my leg. There’s no pain or irritation, and the scratch is healing nicely. Both my leg and I should be ready to take Oslo to the dog park this coming weekend.