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    Sheepskin for bed.

    Are sheepskin pads useful in bed? I have a real boney tailbone and keep getting scuffs in bed from sleeping on it. It's not a pressure sore just a scratch I wondered if a sleeping on a sheepskin would help? Anyone use them under there tailbones as well?

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    From what I understand, sheepskin is useful to reduce friction or shearing, but of no value to prevent or treat pressure sores.
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    Great to know thanks!

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    There's a member that sells sheepskins, let me see if i can find.

    He's a veteran-

    http://www.lovemysheepskin.com/
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    Sheepskin

    I had a dry area on my butt cheek area and I saw someone here on CC say they had good luck with a sheepskin so I ordered 2 medical sheepskins from lawsonsheepskins.com

    I like how it eases pressure on my knees while laying prone and tailbone area while on my back. These are machine washable also.
    VERY pleased with this company, they ship quickly, great customer service too. Ordered the shorter pile as also recommended here on CC
    Helga

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    Awesome!! Thanks so much.

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    I have always used a sheepskin and keep a few extra they last for years and I believe they help wick sweat away.
    I always take them if I go on a trip and put them under the sheet on a motel or at a different house.
    And make sure and use good sheets as well some get rough or scratchy .
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    I have a big sheepskin pad on my bed and, not only is it wonderfully comfortable, it definitely helps prevent pressure issues.
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    thanks!! i'm definitely going to get one to put under my tailbone. hopefully it helps prevent the scuffs.

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    I am not sure how to care for sheepskin (even though my family raised sheep!) Check out this website http://www.sheepskinoforegon.com/care.html.
    Maybe it needs cleaning, combing if you are having problems with shearing now and never had this problem before.

    It sounds like you are having skin shearing with micro-tears on your skin. You will have to be a bit of an investigator to figure out what is causing the skin shearing.

    pbr

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