RSD Cream for Nursing Home Residents
I have used the RSD Cream on a couple people with great results.
The first was a resident at a nursing facility. I began using the cream on the resident’s feet 2 to 3 times daily due to wounds on her toes attributed to her mostly uncontrollable Diabetes. Upon beginning to apply the cream, the resident had 2 wounds on each foot, 3 on the toes and 1 on the bunion. Wounds varied in size, from approximately the size of a pencil eraser to the size of a dime. The resident voiced great pain in her feet that often prevented her from sleeping. At this point the resident was still able to ambulate, but would shuffle her feet because she had lost a great amount of feeling on the bottoms of her feet.
The cream would be applied morning, noon and night on most days, depending on if the resident was sleeping, had visitors, wasn’t feeling well etc… Each foot would be rubbed with the cream for at least 5 minutes. The resident was monitored closely for increased pain upon applying pressure and care was taken to not get any cream in the wounds. After a week of applying the cream, the resident stated that she could sleep through the night. Restorative Nursing noticed improvement in her walking and the resident was actually requesting the rub. Staff continued with the cream and one day I noticed a small hard lump underneath the skin on the ball of the foot. I notified the wound nurse and upon inspection it was a planter’s wart that had come to a head. The nurse was able to remove the wart easily, and no wound formed from the extraction of the wart. The nurse state that she never noticed the wart before, and the cream possibly urged the wart to the surface.
As the staff continued with the cream the wounds started to heal slightly. One day the resident was walking to the dining room and had to be taken back to her room because her feet were bleeding so much they had to change her socks. The would nurse stated that previously her feet barely bled after care, and that there must be increased circulation to her feet. That resident became even more independent with her own care, and though she still had pain it was tolerable.
The second was an older gentleman living in the community, also with Diabetes. The gentleman reported pain and a numb tingling in his hands and feet that limited his daily activity. The gentleman would rub the cream into his feet before bed and upon rising. After a couple weeks he noticed less pain in his hands. Though he admitted the pain in his feet was better, he noticed more of a difference in his hands. The gentleman continues to use the cream twice a day.
Personally, the RSD Cream is a favorite product of mine. I ordered a gallon of the blend several months ago for my previous nursing facility because we used it so often. I have seen proof that it helps with pain control, and residents that have used the product really enjoy it. It is a very inexpensive way to increase quality of life for the residents.