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Long-handle shower brush

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Purpose

Long-handled brush to help reach body parts when showering with limited mobility.

Description

FOP community member Steve Eichner shared this brush he found at Home Depot (large hardware store chain in the U.S.) to use in the shower, proving that you never know where you might find an item that can help you be a little more independent with your FOP.  This brush has a 20-inch long, sturdy handle and softer bristles treated with Microban which help inhibit the growth of bacteria. This brush is intended to be used for cleaning around the house, but Steve saw the potential to also use this tool for showering.

Tips

If you find a brush such as this that is not originally intended to be used on the body, please make sure the bristles are extremely soft and not abrasive on your skin.  Using a brush with bristles that are too harsh can put you at risk of damaging your skin and developing infection.  Also, don’t forget to CLEAN your tools so you are not transferring bacteria to the surface of your skin when using them.

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