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Why Copper Infused Bedsheets are Great for Your Skin?

Do you actually take the time out to ensure your bed linen is regularly cleaned?

Did you know that the average person spends approximately a third of their life in bed? Consider this, if you sleep for 7 hours per night that would amount to 49 hours per week on average. That’s a lot of time spent in bed. Now think about the time and energy you spend ensuring your bed is well set and clean? Do you at all? Or do you simply make your bed every morning and retire into it when the night falls. Or do you simply brush it off thinking they aren’t that dirty yet?

What Happens When You Don’t Wash Your Sheets?

If you are a part of the population that does the later, you need to read what’s next! According to research, your typical bed sheets would contain traces of fungi, bacteria, animal dander, pollen, soil, lint and all sorts of excrements from the body including sweat, sputum, and excrement and skin cells.

Now, let’s say, on an average, every adult washes their sheets every 2-3 weeks (realistically speaking its probably more like 5-6 weeks). However, dermatologists strongly suggest that bed sheets should be washed probably on the average of once a week and pillowcases once every 2-3 days! Yes, you read that right! In fact, if your bed sheets are not washed regularly, whatever germs and bacteria you carry into bed with you every single day, stay there and accumulate in it until you wash your sheets again!

In an article published by DailyMailOnline, Paediatric Allergist, Dr. Adam Fox urges people to put more effort into cleaning their bed linen and take the necessary measures to reduce allergen exposure. He said, Our bodies shed millions of skin cells each day, many of which rub off in our sleep and are deposited in our beds. In addition to skin cells, our bodies also secrete fluids, sweat and oils during a long night’s sleep which pose a problem because they are all deliciously appealing for dust mites.” He added that while dust mites in themselves are quite harmless, the droppings of the microscopic creatures are laden with allergens which can cause health complications. When inhaled, these allergens can provoke asthma and rhinitis and may also worsen eczema.

Now, you must be thinking, “does this mean I now have to take more time out of my already packed schedule to do the sheets four times a month?” Then don’t worry. While it is understandable that our busy schedules keep us away from such tasks, there is a way to work around it – Copper Infused Bed Linen.

Simply leverage the antimicrobial power of copper and reap the benefits while you sleep! Here are the few benefits copper-infused bedsheets offer:

1. Round-the-Clock Antimicrobial Protection

According to findings from the research conducted by the EPA, copper was able to kill 99.9% of bacteria within two hours. Since copper is known to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi upon contact, the copper-infused bed sheets will provide you with complete anti-microbial protection against germs, microbes and other pathogens you might otherwise find in your bed including Superbugs like MRSA.

2. Soft and Healthy Skin

Copper promotes angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, in addition to rejuvenating the skin through supporting the synthesis of collagen and elastin. Copper-infused bed sheets will naturally nurture softer and healthier skin in addition to reducing the risk of fungal, viral and bacterial infections – perfect for those suffering from skin conditions like Eczema.

“Did You Know?”

Researchers have even tested this theory and it held up – according to a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, people who slept on a copper-infused pillowcase for a month saw a significant reduction in facial wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as an improvement in the overall appearance of their skin.

3. Protection against Odour-causing Bacteria

Did you know that humans naturally produce 26 gallons of sweat in bed every year providing the ideal fungal culture medium when combined with high humidity? Copper bed sheets not only kill odour causing bacteria but also have moisture wicking properties, thereby reducing the amount of sweat generated when you sleep.

4. Protection from infected Bed Sores

Bed sores, otherwise known as pressure ulcers are formed on the parts of the body where the weight of the person’s body presses the skin against the firm surface of the bed. These are most commonly found on people who have been confined to the bed for long periods of time. They tend to worsen depending on the amount of contact the patient has with dirty infected sheets. A simple switch to copper sheets can help reduce the risk of pressure ulcers from becoming infected.

Stay Safe in Public Places with Copper Compression Gloves

Have you ever stopped to think about the sheer number of germs you come in contact with on a daily basis? Just think about your daily commute; the benches at the bus stop as well as the ones on the bus/trains, the coffee shop’s door handle that you push to get through or the elevator your ride to work. Germs are everywhere! Now think of the number of people that use these public facilities and where else they might have been as well as the number of germs they probably transferred on their way to work. Not just them, you too, would end up transferring germs from one place by simply going about your morning commute.

While it’s no secret that public transport and other public places are riddled with microbes and germs, the convenience and time-saving benefits of such services offered, tend to make such concerns secondary. While you cannot avoid using such facilities, you must sit down to analyse the germs that are all around and think of ways to avoid such contact. This is especially important because frequent contact with such microbes can affect your immunity in the long run.

Not just that, but also coming in contact with germs on a daily basis makes you more susceptible to a number of illnesses.

Take the London Underground for instance, through the interactive data, the London Underground is shown as the dirtiest form of transport. When exploring different tube lines in such grim detail, the presence of Staphylococcus Aureus (the bacteria responsible for toxic shock syndrome) E.coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Serratia were clear. The last two strains are resistant to antibiotics and known to cause serious blood, chest and urine infections.

Now, that you have a better picture of how easily you can catch an illness just by riding the tube to work, you should now sit down and really think about the number of germs you come into contact with and the methods of preventative care to protect yourself. Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Vaccinate Yourself

Get yourself and your family members vaccinated to reduce the chances of contracting the flu.
Quick Tip – It is best to get the vaccine early in the flu season which usually runs from October that marks the beginning of winter. Also, note that it takes about two weeks for the full effect to kick in so schedule your vaccination accordingly.

2. Lead a Healthy Lifestyle

You can also lower your chances of getting sick by keeping your immune system strong by getting enough sleep, exercising and eating nutrient-rich foods.

3. Carry the Right Kind of Reinforcements

While most people use sanitisers to keep their hands clean after using a public space, sanitisers, unfortunately, don’t do much to eliminate germs and other bacteria. This chilling news is based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During one of the studies conducted on the topic, researchers determined that preferential use of hand sanitisers over soap and water for routine hand hygiene might be associated with the increased risk of norovirus outbreaks.

So, what else can be used in the name of reinforcement against germs, bacteria and other microbes? Wearing Copper Compression Gloves, of course!

While you can take all the necessary precautions and preventative measures to keep yourself protected, copper compression gloves are a great way to ensure minimal contact with germ and microbe-infested surfaces.

Not only do the gloves minimise external contact and warmth, but the copper ions present in them also provide round the clock antimicrobial protection and kill odour producing microbes while on the job!

During extensive research and experimentation in his quest to find a powerful microbe resistant touch surface, Southampton scientist, Bill Keevil discovered copper-rich alloys have a powerful antimicrobial effect capable of blitzing both bacterial superbugs – like MRSA – and even some viruses.

http://theconversation.com/copper-is-great-at-killing-superbugs-so-why-dont-hospitals-use-it-73103

So, as you can see, copper compression gloves are a surefire way of keeping yourself protected from germs while keeping you warm when on-the-go. Get your perfect fit at Copper Clothing now!

Take a look at some of the most commonly acquired ones below:

The Flu

Flu viruses can travel in the air via tiny droplets that get released when someone coughs, sneezes, or talks, making it the easiest to spread and catch.

The Common Cold

Similar to the flu, the common cold is also caused by viral strains that can be transferred by air. In fact, many of these viruses remain active on surfaces like armrests, tray tables and seat back pockets for several hours, increasing the chances of contracting them.

Norovirus

It is an infection caused by an extremely contagious virus that spreads through touch surfaces. Norovirus is typically characterised by nausea, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain.

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a staph bacterium that is typically resistant to most antibiotic treatments but this superbug can be destroyed by Copper.

Make Living with Arthritis Easier using These 7 Easy Tips

Did you know that many people suffering from arthritis believe that their joint pains are highly indicative of rainy or cold weather? As you might already know, people suffering from Arthritis constantly suffer from pain in the joints, swelling, and stiffness and usually have a limited range of motion. This only worsens with temperature drops, making it all the more important for people suffering from Arthritis to find additional forms of preventative care during the winter months.

Here are some tips and strategies you can use to managing arthritis and soothe the pain:

  1. Dress AppropriatelyIf it’s cold outside, keep aching hands warm with gloves, socks and add extra layers of clothes or thermal wear to avoid the cold temperatures. It is important to wear lots of layers so you can keep your body temperature in check when the temperatures outside drop dramatically.
  1. Stay HydratedAccording to a study published by Experimental Physiology, even mild dehydration might make you more sensitive to pain. So be sure to keep yourself hydrated at all times!
  1. Keep Your Weight in CheckAn article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlighted the impact weight loss can bring about, especially in people suffering from knee and leg arthritis. So, try to fit in some form of exercise in your daily routine to stay active. Even if that means 15 minutes of walking, do it and supplement that with a healthy diet.
  1. Water TherapySwimming in a heated pool is both great exercise and helps sooth your joints. If you don’t have access to a public pool, you can also get relief from a warm bath or foot soak.
  1. Check Your Vitamin D LevelsLow levels of vitamin D are also known to increase sensitivity towards arthritis pain. Not just this, vitamin D deficiencies also raise the risk for osteoporosis. While vitamin D is naturally available in sunlight, you must also consult your physician about vitamin D rich foods and start incorporating them in your diet.
  1. Be More CarefulOnce the weather gets colder and snow starts to fall, you will need to be extra careful when going outside to protect your joints from further damage. If you are going outside, pick strong, supportive shoes and avoid walking on icy, slick surfaces to reduce stress on your knees and feet.
  1. Wear Compression Socks and GlovesAnyone and everyone suffering from arthritis would have been asked to wear some form of compression gear to help alleviate the pain. In fact, wearing compression socks, stocking and gloves not only help boost blood circulation but also help relieve stiffness and aching joints while keeping your feet and hands warm and dry. By using copper compression gear, you will be able to enhance these benefits by adding the power of copper ions in the mix. Copper has been used throughout history as an anti-inflammatory agent. While the light compression provides the much-needed pressure to your extremities, the copper ions provide long-term anti-microbial and odour protection, thus ensuring comfort even beyond the cold winter months.

If you are in need of copper compression wear, browse through our collections and pick the one that’s best suited to your needs. We have everything from long and short compression socks to regular and fingerless gloves!

Looking for the Perfect Christmas Gifts? We’ve Got You Covered!

There was a time when the term “copper” would only bring to mind an image of electrical wiring or hardware fittings, but the times they are a-changing. Thanks to modern technology, we’ve managed to harness copper in a wider range of forms than ever before, including fabric for clothing and home furnishings.

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts that friends and family will love, our top 5 favourite copper infused products are guaranteed to spread the joy:

1. Copper Compression Socks

Combining the benefits of graduated compression and antimicrobial copper? There’s no question that copper compression socks will be your most reliable friend all winter. They keep your feet cosy, soft and odour-free while fighting bacteria and fungi that want to make your toes their new home.

Unattractive socks may top the list of bad Christmas gifts, but comfortable socks that improve physical health and muscle performance will certainly be appreciated!

2. Copper Pyjamas & Bed Sheets

There’s no better gift than a luxuriously soft bed sheet or super-cosy pyjamas, especially during the coldest says of winter. Our copper infused pyjamas are made with moisture-wicking materials and copper ions that fight germs, odours and heat loss. Pair them with copper bed sheets for a bed you never want to leave.Copper fabric is practically self-sterilizing, too. On lazy days when changing the bed linen seems like too much work, this gift will just keep giving!

3. Copper Pet Beds & Blankets

Why would you leave a beloved pet out of your Christmas shopping list? Copper pet blankets and beds act as the first layer of defence against pests, microbes and odours while keeping your four-legged buddies comfortable and protected against temperature changes in any weather.

Gift your pet a new bed, or buy one for someone who loves their fur-baby. You’re definitely going to top the “Nice” list with this one!

4. Copper Pants for Men/Women

While you may not want to buy underwear for everyone on Christmas, copper infused pants are perfect for those special few individuals. Just like other copper clothing and accessories, these futuristic underpants control sweat, moisture and odours in addition to protecting against rashes and infection.If you know someone who doesn’t change their pants very often or is constantly complaining about “jock itch”, this is a match made in heaven!

5. Copper Infused Accessories

Cold hands are inevitable in winter, but copper compression gloves can keep them warm and comfortable. Being able to carry on with day-to-day work is very important, and a copper glove can help solve winter woes for loved ones who have dry skin, stiff joints or Raynaud’s Syndrome-associated problems.Looking for fun stocking stuffers? Copper eye masks are great since they will ensure a good night’s sleep and rejuvenate skin too!

Copper compression clothing, bed linen, and accessories are practical and can be used year-round. They won’t be forgotten when Christmas is over, so head over to Copper Clothing right away!

Copper Compression Gloves Can Help You Fight Raynaud’s Syndrome

If you continuously suffer from cold and numb hands and feet in winter, you might have Raynaud’s Syndrome, also called Raynauds phenomenon or Raynaud’s disease.

It’s estimated that 1 in every 6 people in the U.K. suffer from Raynaud’s, out of which the majority are women in their 20s, 30s or 40s. The onset of winter, sudden weather fluctuations or even the slightest drop in temperature can trigger a bout. People with the condition don’t always realize they have it, or what they can do to prevent it.

Knowledge is power, so let’s look at the symptoms, preventive measures and treatments for Raynauds Syndrome.

Warning Signs of Raynaud’s Syndrome

Symptoms of Raynaud’s phenomenon are not very obvious, and are often mistaken for a normal reaction to cold weather. Cold fingers, as well as toes, ears, nose and nipples, are the most obvious symptoms. What makes these different with Raynaud’s is how severely exposure to cold affects you when it doesn’t really seem to be bothering anyone else.

Affected parts tend to get numb and discoloured due to lack of oxygenated blood. Blood vessels narrow with exposure to the cold, cutting off circulation and turning extremities white, then blue or purple, and finally red when the blood rushes back in. This can be extremely painful and tends to stay for a considerable amount of time.

Types of Raynaud’s Syndrome:

  • Primary Raynauds, an exaggerated reaction to the cold
  • Secondary Raynauds, caused by an underlying disease such as scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, etc.

While a cure hasn’t been found yet, the following steps can help you prevent Raynauds flare-ups and reduce the chances of recurrence:

  • Wear warm gloves, socks or stockings, layer your clothing and carry a few spares to ensure that it doesn’t catch you off-guard.
  • Avoid cold drinks and high amount of caffeine especially when your system is already going through stress, sleep deprivation, infection, etc.
  • Change your clothes after working up a sweat. This is important as cold sweat can easily lead to an episode of Raynaud’s syndrome.

Copper Compression Gloves Stand Tough against Raynaud’s

Fingers are the most likely spot to be affected, since no matter how hard we try, our hands take the brunt of any physical activity. Choosing the right gloves plays a vital role in keeping this syndrome manageable. Gloves come in all shapes, sizes and materials, but copper compression gloves are the most effective solution.

Here’s why they’re perfect for fighting the symptoms of Raynaud’s Syndrome:

  • Copper gloves with graduated compression boost blood supply, oxygen circulation and thermal regulation, keeping your hands warm and safe.
  • Because of copper’s anti-microbial characteristics, the gloves remain odourless and sweat-free. They don’t need washing for quite a while!
  • Copper retain moisture and helps with the rejuvenation and healing of skin, keeping it vibrant and fresh by fighting dryness and itchiness.
  • In addition to the restorative properties of copper, these gloves are durable, comfortable and breathable, and available in numerous sizes.
  • Copper infused clothing contains no chemicals and is environmentally friendly, making it the safest natural antimicrobial for your health and hygiene.

Copper compression gloves are a non-invasive method of alleviating the inconvenient signs and symptoms of Raynaud’s. If you suffer from cold and numb fingers, get your perfect fit at Copper Clothing now!

Could Copper Help You with Norovirus Prevention this Winter?

Norovirus is the second most contagious viral strain after the common cold, and outbreaks of norovirus are common in winter because of its highly infectious nature. Typically, norovirus spreads most quickly in areas where there are crowds of people in close quarters, and shared eating, dining or food preparation areas.

Common examples include schools, day care centers, cafeterias, restaurants, cruise ships, retirement or nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings, etc.

Norovirus Symptoms and How It Spreads

Norovirus is commonly known as the “winter vomiting bug”, because of higher chances of occurrence during winter as well as symptoms resembling stomach flu and other seasonal diseases.

Norovirus symptoms usually last for around 2-3 days, and include:

  • Diarrhoea, Nausea and Vomiting – A sick feeling accompanied by projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea could be a norovirus infection.
  • Other Flu-Like Symptoms – Other than vomiting and diarrhea, you may have a slight fever, headaches, abdominal pain and aching limbs.

Here’s how outbreaks of norovirus can occur:

  1. spreads from person to person very easily, and due to its highly infectious nature, it can infect a large number of people at an alarming rate.
  2. True to its viral nature, norovirus can remain dormant even after symptoms are treated. In some infected people, symptoms might not even show up at all.
  3. Norovirus can be passed on if a sick person’s saliva or faecal matter enters a healthy person’s mouth, which is why washing your hands properly is crucial.
  4. Foodborne norovirus is often blamed on food workers, but you can get it even by being in close proximity to a sick person and catNorovirus ching it from their breath.
  5. It spreads in public places through contact with an infected surface, contaminated waters or food materials, and a lack of proper hygiene practices.

How Is Norovirus Infection Treated?

There isn’t really any effective norovirus treatment that can cure the symptoms completely, and going to a hospital would only multiply the chances of infecting others. Paracetamol helps with aches and pains. Other than that, stay hydrated and let the “stomach bug” run its course, while taking a lot of rest and eating plain and semi-liquid food.

Prevention is the most effective form of norovirus control, so:

  • Avoid contact with infected people or contaminated food.
  • Clean and disinfect high-contact surfaces.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
  • Clean your hands with soap and water regularly.
  • Follow a strict hygiene and food safety routine.

Copper infused clothing can also help you reduce the risk, especially while visiting or caring for a sick person.

The Link between Copper and Norovirus Prevention

Lead author Sarah Warnes, from the Centre for Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton said, “The use of antimicrobial surfaces containing copper in clinical and community environments, such as cruise ships and care facilities, could help to reduce the spread of norovirus.”

  • Copper has powerful anti-microbial properties that can help with norovirus control. It’s also affordable, non-drug, non-chemical, non-invasive, environmentally friendly, durable and odour-resistant.
  • These properties combine to make it ideal for keeping any microbial disease in check, especially in healthcare settings where the risk of an outbreak increases because of close proximity between patients, visitors and staff.
  • Copper and copper alloys destroy various microbes on touch, making it more effective than stainless steel or other surfaces where the virus can remain infectious and resistant to cleaning solutions.
  • In addition to high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, surfaces, handles and bars, side rails, etc., copper infused clothing, bed linen, gowns, face masks, gloves and blankets can prevent norovirus from spreading.

If you want to protect your body against norovirus infection, antimicrobial copper pyjamas, socks and other garments are your first line of defence. Check out the full range at Copper Clothing today!

Copper’s Anti-Microbial Powers Can Help in the Battle Against E. Coli Outbreaks

Escherichia coli or E. coli is one of the most common food-borne bacteria found in hotels, restaurants and households, as well as hospitals and other healthcare environments. While many strains of this bacteria don’t cause any harm, others such as O157:H7 and 0104:H4 are pathogenic and potentially deadly.

Good hygiene practices are essential for keeping this bacteria and other pathogens away from food and contact surfaces. However, there is still a high risk of cross-contamination and infection in areas where food is produced or handled. According to studies, the answer to fighting E. coli outbreaks may lie in a common metal: copper.

How Does An Outbreak of E. Coli Take Place?

Like MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis), E. coli is often considered a super-bacteria. It can survive in extreme conditions and is easily transferred to food items from contaminated surfaces, raw food and even dirty hands or utensils, causing mild to severe food poisoning.

The risk of a bacterial outbreak is particularly high in households, restaurants and hotels, where contaminated food items may be handled or consumed by multiple people. Other than affecting the health and safety of people residing, working or eating meals there, it can also cause significant financial damage for commercial dining establishments.


Read these Articles and Find Out More About the Effects of Ecoli Outbreak

What is the Effect of Copper on Pathogenic Bacteria?

Copper has powerful anti-microbial properties, which makes it a quick and effective natural disinfectant. According to various studies, contact with copper (or copper alloys such as bronze and brass) kills over 99.9% of bacteria, including resistant strains such as MRSA, VRE and pathogenic E. coli.

Here’s how effective copper is against E. coli bacteria:

  • Upon contact with a dry copper surface, 10 million E. coli are killed within 10 minutes
  • Upon contact with a wet copper surface, E. coli are completely eliminated in 45 minutes

As a result of these findings, copper contact surfaces and clothing are becoming a popular option for killing/preventing bacterial outbreaks in healthcare and food preparation industries.

What Are High-Contact Surfaces and How Does Copper Help?

The risk of bacterial infection increases with “high-touch” surfaces, i.e. surfaces which may be exposed to contaminated food, medical equipment, skin, etc.

Some examples of high-contact surfaces in different industries include:

  • Faucet handles
  • Countertops and sinks
  • Door handles
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Chopping boards
  • Butchers’ blocks
  • Drinking fountains
  • Toilet flush levers
  • Hospital/restaurant furniture
  • Blankets and bed linen
  • IV poles, call buttons, etc.
  • Gym equipment

… and more

Today, copper is extensively used in a wide range of high-contact surfaces, to improve hygiene and infection control. Other than antimicrobial copper surfaces, copper-infused blankets, bedsheets and clothing are becoming common in hospitals. That’s not all, though. These items are also making their way into health-conscious homes and restaurants.


The Copper Revolution is Actually a Comeback

While modern science is still catching up to the huge benefits that copper offers, history tells us that this is nothing new. Our ancestors treated copper as a precious metal, and they may already have known what we’re just finding out.

Copper was used to sterilize wounds, purify water for drinking and even treat burns or infections by the Ancient Egyptians. It’s also a common feature in Ayurveda, a form of alternative medicine that dates back thousands of years.

Thanks to modern technology, though, we’ve managed to harness copper in a wider range of forms than ever before. These days, copper components can be found in everything from furniture to food containers, as well as textiles, paints, resins and more.

Check out Copper Clothing Benefits to learn more now!

Copper Compression Socks – The Solution for All Your Foot Problems

Did you know that about 35 million people worldwide have experienced fungal foot f infections at least once in their lifetime? And that chances of acquiring such infections only increases as you grow older? The research further stated that 25% of adults will experience some type of nail fungus by the time that they are 40 years old.  As for senior citizens, about 50% suffer from some form of foot or nail fungal infections.

Considering the high probability of contracting such infections, it is imperative that you implement some form preventative care in order to keep your feet protected. Among the various methods available, copper compression socks is a sure-fire way to do so! These socks are created by infusing the fabric with copper ions at a molecular level providing the socks the ability to resist the ill-effects odour and infection causing bacteria. Additionally, coppers ability to kill microbes upon contact also ensures that the copper-infused fabric stays cleaner for longer, thus reducing the need for regular washing and cleaning.

Check our ultimate guide for copper compression socks for more details

Recently, leading dailies like The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Express have also covered the widespread impact fungal foot infections in UK and its repercussions. Take a look at some excerpts from the articles that shed light on this problem:

How to Beat Little Health Horrors like Athlete’s Foot, Cold Sores and More…

Daily Mail’s article tackles multiple health concerns which also featured insights from the spokesman for the British Association of Dermatologists, Dr Walayat Hussain about fungal infections in the feet. Providing the example of the Athlete’s Foot disease, he elaborated, “The fungus responsible for nail infections is usually the same that causes athlete’s foot – a common skin infection of the feet, especially between the toes. This fungus lives in the keratin that makes up the outer layer of your skin and it can spread to the keratin in your toenails.” He also talks about how different types of fungal infections are usually acquired together and stresses on the importance of treating such infections in due time in order to avoid complications. To know more about fungal infections in the foot as well as Dr Walayat Hussain’s views on the topic, read more here – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4814696/How-sting-rashes.html

Fungal Infection Warning: Why You Should NEVER Wear Unwashed Socks

Express Mail also released an article that contains insights from the NHS regarding fungal foot infections and how they are acquired. The article showcases the various instances that lead to the spread of such infections as stated by the NHS.  For more information on each situation and ways to ensure that you are better prepared for the future, read the article here – http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/838597/fungal-infection-athletes-foot-causes-symptoms-bacteria-skin

How to Give Smelly Feet the Boot

Another article published by the Daily Mail tackles looming health issues that are rarely addressed, which also talks about the causes of smelly feet and how it can be avoided. In the article, Matthew Fitzpatrick, the spokesman for the College of Podiatry further elaborated that, “Whiffy trainers, smelly socks, sandals and shoes and foul-smelling feet are all the result of bacteria breeding on sweat and building up in the foot area.”  It also provides an expert guide for fresher feet. You can find the detailed guide here – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4807682/How-beat-health-problems-no-one-like-talk-about.html

How to Treat Foot and Nail Fungal Infections?

In the article by the Telegraph, Podiatrist Margaret Dabbs explains the key differences between foot and nail fungal infections and provides her insights with respect to the spread and contraction of such infections. The article also provides simple tips to help you reduce the chances of acquiring fungal infections. To know more about foot and nail fungal infections, here is a link to the article – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/nails/treat-foot-nail-fungal-infections/

As reflected in each article, meticulous hygiene is the best way to tackle such infections. This is necessary because if such infections are ignored or poorly treated, it will continue to spread and over time become harder to treat.

In order to avoid this, all you need is a pair of copper compression socks! Copper-infused compression socks not only enhance comfort and care provided by normal everyday socks but also merge the benefits of controlled compression along with the anti-microbial properties copper. Thus, making them a practical everyday solution for all your foot problems

Why You Need Copper Compression Socks This Winter

Foot problems become a common complaint for everyone during the winter months. Along with dryness, vasoconstriction is often to blame. This is where blood vessels contract and reduce blood flow to muscles in response to low temperatures, so blood can be sent to more essential organs and keep them warm.

Some examples of winter foot problems include:

  • Dry Skin – Severe dryness can cause foot health issues such as heel fissures (cracked heels), calluses, itching and more. Scrub and moisturize your feet regularly to keep these problems away.
  • Athlete’s Foot – Skin infections are not only a summer problem. Multiple layers of cotton or wool socks collect sweat and prevent feet from breathing, creating the perfect setting for fungal and bacterial growth.
  • Foot Aches – Pain in the feet and legs happens because of poor circulation, heel fissures, arthritis, injury, blisters, and more. Severe or persistent aches, bruising and swelling could signal a fracture as well.
  • Frostbite – Blood flow stops when skin is exposed to freezing temperatures for too long, leading to tissue damage. People with diabetes, peripheral arterial disease and circulation problems face a greater risk.
  • Chilblains – These small red bumps typically show up on toes and hardened skin when the weather turns cold and damp. These lesions are itchy and painful, but usually go away in 1-2 weeks.

Most of these problems can be prevented by keeping your feet and legs warm, avoiding exposure to extreme temperatures, and following a regular foot care routine. Get proper treatment for injuries and wounds to prevent secondary infections, especially if you have low immunity or conditions like diabetes.

Are Copper Compression Socks the Right Solution?

Here’s why copper compression socks are the best solution for your feet during winter:

  • Compression socks enhance circulation in your lower legs and feet, which helps to reduce the symptoms of Raynaud’s Disease and other conditions. They also keep your feet warm by preventing heat loss and regulating body temperature.
  • Copper is a powerful antimicrobial, so copper compression socks help you fight fungal and bacterial skin infections. They also prevent foul odors caused by sweat and bacterial growth, and wearing them all day won’t lead to embarrassing smelly feet.
  • The mineral also boosts skin health through the synthesis of collagen and elastin, and promotes angiogenesis, the development of blood vessels. Wearing copper infused socks after moisturizing your feet helps your feet and legs feel soft.

Copper compression socks offer many more benefits, such as reducing the effects of hot flashes and easing the symptoms of diabetic foot problems. They’re the perfect winter gift for yourself as well as the people you love. Get your miracle copper socks from Copper Clothing today!

How Can Copper Pyjamas Protect You from MRSA and Skin Infections?

Whether you prefer cotton PJs or lace negligees, how much do you understand about the impact of your nightwear on health and safety?

For instance, are you washing them often enough to prevent infections? Most people only wash their nightwear every fortnight. Men wash their pyjamas after wearing them for 13 days, and women generally wait 17 days before washing theirs.

Why is this so dangerous? Well, we shed skin cells and skin abscess which contain a wide range of harmful microbes. These may not pose a risk to our gut or skin, but can cause infections if they get transferred to other areas of our body from dirty clothing.

coli is a common gut bacteria found in our bowels. It’s generally harmless, but can cause cystitis and other infections if it gets into the urinary tract.

Our skin may also carry staphylococcus bacteria, which can lead to staph infections if it enters open wounds, bruises or areas where skin is damaged.

Anyone sharing your bed or washing their clothes with yours is also at risk of contracting an infection. The threat is even greater if you carry MRSA, since this microbe is highly resistant to most antibiotics.

Can Copper-Infused Clothing Help Prevent These Infections?

Copper clothing’s products are comfortable enough to wear all day at home, and ideal for protecting against skin infections when you’re hospitalized or when you’re at a care facility as well.

Here are some of the main features and benefits to consider:

Kills Microbes – Copper has incredible anti-microbial properties, killing infection-causing germs naturally. It’s extremely effective at eliminating bacteria, viruses and fungi upon contact, protecting you from potential threats.

Anti-MRSA – Clinical studies show that copper can even kill antibiotic-resistant strains like MRSA. Copper-infused fabric is often used in hospital clothing, bed linen and other applications where the risk of bacterial contamination is high.

Soft & Comfortable – Copper-infused clothing is designed with bamboo, a breathable textile that’s super-soft and comfortable against the skin. Copper ions are bonded to fabric on a molecular level, delivering benefits straight to the skin.

Relieves Dryness – Copper helps restore the skin’s moisture, reducing itchiness and irritation for those who suffer from eczema and other conditions. Wearing copper clothes can also make your skin more supple, flexible and youthful.

Improves Circulation – For those who suffer from cold feet or hands, varicose/spider veins and other problems associated with poor blood circulation in the extremities, copper-infused nightwear is the perfect solution.

Anti-Odour – Since copper inhibits the growth of microbes and bamboo wicks away excess moisture from the skin, copper pyjamas prevent body odour as well. Copper clothing also stays fresh for longer so you don’t have to wash it so often.

Researchers have also conducted multiple experiments closely studying the impact of copper on MRSA bacteria and found that copper was able to destroy the methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria’s DNA in just 5 minutes. Watch the video to learn the specifics of this experiment as well as the results of the clinical trials that were conducted with MSRA infected patients to learn more about the impact of copper-infused clothing on such infections.

Following the success of this experiment, Copper Clothing developed an entire range of copper-infused clothing and accessories to allow the general public to benefit from the anti-microbial properties of copper through the lifetime of the product! Learn more about Copper technology and its benefits here.