Nov 30 2008

Do I need to wipe my skin with alcohol swabs before putting on the electrodes?

Published by at 11:33 am under TENS - Questions and answers

Hi Heather,

Just wanted to ask a question. Before application of the labour tens is it better to wipe the area with the alcohol swabs or there is nothing we need to do.

Regards

ANSWER: Thanks for the email. Good question. I don’t think it’s necessary as long as your skin is clean, dry and has no products on it. You only need to use an alcohol swab if the skin is greasy or has products/oils on it. After all alcohol swabs are not good for your skin and can cause more problems. It’s best just to wash if needed with a mild soap.

regards, Heather.

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