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Tips for bathing and personal care

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While reading The Hints Box I noticed a request from Peter Leverkus, Putnoe, Bedford, asking about nail clippers for painful hands. He might be interested to know that Peta UK Ltd sell these items for between £6.25 and £7.25 plus postage. Our contact details are 01376 573476.
Lucy Fairman, sales manager, Peta UK Ltd

Hair product cleared up my psoriasis

I have recently started taking some tablets to improve a hair condition. So far the hair has not improved, but my psoriasis has completely disappeared! I had a circle of psoriasis the size of a 50p coin just below my knee for six years. Within a month of taking the tablets – Hair Vit by Health Aid – it had gone. I am guessing it is a side-effect of the tablets. In case you are wondering I can confirm I have nothing to do with the manufacture or distribution of the tablets.
Mr M Cummings, Hove, East Sussex 

Alternatives to heavy towels 

If, like me, you find a bath towel too heavy and awkward to handle after a bath or shower, why not use a dry face flannel to absorb most of the water and then finish off with a smaller towel?  It makes such a difference (and no heavy wet towels in the laundry either!)
Mrs Gwenda Renwick, Gateshead

Re. difficulties on towel drying after bath/shower (Arthritis Today Summer 2014), as I cannot bend I use a micro-fibre radiator brush (available from Lakeland) to dry my legs from a sitting position and I also use micro-fibre mittens on each hand to avoid heavy towels. They are marketed for use for quick hair drying and are advertised in various magazines.
Gwen Collins, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

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