Okay, so what is a Donut Shield?
TLDR; Helps protect wounds from friction, abrasions and trauma.
It protects your open wounds while giving the air it needs to heal. Traditional dressings like gauze and “non-stick” pads can stick badly to cuts and can cause wounds to reopen.
"Create the things you wish existed"
I started this because as someone with Eczema and Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW), I really struggled to find bandages that didn't stick to wounds. Throughout my life, I used many products that were "okay"- plasters/bandaids, gauze, non-stick pads, cotton pads, tubular bandages etc. Although they protected my wounds from dirt and abrasion... my wounds ALWAYS stuck to them! Even the "non-stick" ones! 🤣 Whenever I would take these bandages off, I would inadvertently take my delicate crust or scab off with it. This frustrated me and delayed my healing.
I started making these from kitchen paper towels which did the trick. It allowed my wounds to heal because there was no addtional abrasion. I made these every night and wore them diligently. I saw great healing and was incredibly happy.
And then I thought to myself, are there other people who could benefit from this? Is there a way I can make this more sustainable?
So here I am. I created the Donut Shield because this is something I wish existed.
From our lovely customers
"Amazing product. Really helped me feel more comfortable during TSW. Helps air dry any oozing areas on my skin which is a relief and makes me feel a bit better."