Caren Posted May 12, 2009 Share Posted May 12, 2009 I noticed a strange smell coming from dad late yesterday and into the evening. Actually he was quite potent b/c the children smelled it and commented to me about it. So this morning I thought I would have a talk with him about his personal hygiene as I know from the past that when he's not feeling so great he tends to let things slide. So I went into his room this morning and a very familiar and yet not very pleasant smell hit my nostrils. It reminded me very much of some of the elderly people that I cared for during my time in the Care home. I went on to talk with my dad and he informed me that he has a rash and some open sores in his groin area and under his testicles. He said that it's ok though b/c he's using cream on there. I asked if he's washing before applying the cream and he informed me that he thought the cream would wash the area ..... I must admit my stomach done a flip when he said this. So I had a chat with him about the importance of personal hygiene and also asked if he would like me to speak to the doctor about getting some anti-biotic cream for that area as what he is using is just a barrier cream and won't clear any infection that is there and he said that he doesn't want me to. I did read that Zinc and vitamin C is good for helping with the healing of wounds, but I'm not sure if I can give him Vitamin supplements along with the other medications. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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