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Olive Oil before Unna Boot?

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I just heard about this from a co-worker who also works in a Geriatric Clinic and was appalled that they apply olive oil on patients before applying unna boots. I have never heard of this and just wanted to see if anyone else has heard of this.

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I have never heard of this either. We will use Vaseline. Sometimes triamcinolone cream. Other than those, we will just put the wrap on itself.

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I recently went to the New England WOCN Conference and there was a speaker there who explained they are getting away from vaseline and OTC products and gravitating towards Olive Oil or Coconut oil as a moisturizer! You co-worker was on to something!

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