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Stuffing your feet back into their closed-toe shoes for the winter doesn’t mean you should forget about them until sandal weather next spring.  Keep your feet looking beautiful and healthy all winter long with a little TLC and a few key products.

From what I’ve seen, just about everyone could pay a little more attention to the ‘ol foot, if you know what I mean.  Here’s how . . .

Foot Product Recommendations:

Pedicure Products.  Save time and money by doing your own pedicures!  Well groomed feet are healthy feet.  Gentlemen, call it what you want, but you must develop a foot maintenance routine or you’re going to end up with a mess of a foot.  Use our Step-N-Smooth Shower Mat Foot File if nothing else.  For a fantastic home spa pedicure, along with your massaging foot soaker I recommend a Paraffin Heat System  for pure bliss.  And don’t forget the Epsom Salts,  Dual Action Foot File, Salon-Style Heel Buffer, and Deep Healing Foot Cream.

Want to brush up on your pedicure skills?  Read Marie Claire’s The Perfect Pedicure

 

Foot Care Products.  Anyone with hammertoes, corns, calluses, fungus or bunions will tell you… take care of your feet!   If you already have a painful foot condition, we have products to protect, comfort and perhaps even cure it. 

For those with Diabetes, see our Diabetic Foot Care Products

Shoes.  Stop squishing your  feet into shoes that hurt.  We have a full line of great looking sandals, dress shoes, athletic shoes/trainers, work boots, oxfords, clogs, casual shoes, diabetic shoes, socks and therapeutic shoes designed to address and correct a variety of foot issues.  And the sizes!  You won’t believe the feet we can fit!

 

Insoles & Heel Cups – For maximum foot comfort consider adding an insole  or heel cup inside your shoe.  They make them for everything from athletic footwear to high heels.  Improve your balance, circulation, body alignment and weight distribution PLUS reduce body aches & pains – just by putting something in your shoe.  Who knew?

See?  No excuse for gnarly, sore feet.  

Here’s wishing you beautiful tootsies all your life.   Thanks for your orders.  Tell your friends!

Stock up and save on a wide selection of cold and flu products from AllegroMedical.com this season.  The H1N1 virus may be in your area, but our Swine Flu protection products can help slow the spread and prevent contraction of the virus.  If you end up with the flu, our H1N2 flu remedies can make you more comfy.

How do you know you have the flu versus a cold?  

You know you have the flu when you get sick suddenly, have a fever, headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue.  You also may have a dry cough, sore throat and nasal congestion.  It will hit you like a ton of bricks, and if left untreated you could suffer for up to 10 days.  Best to get a flu shot and try to avoid it.   Remember to eliminate or avoid contact with people as soon as you start feeling flu symptoms, and remain indoors for at least 24 hours after your fever has passed to avoid spreading the virus.

You know you have a cold if you get sick gradually.  You will probably not have a fever.  Muscle aches will likely be minor if at all, but you might have congestion, a sore throat and a cough with mucus.  Most likely you’ll be sick for less than a week.

H1N1 Swine Flu Product Recommendations

60-Second Digital Thermometer, Fahrenheit– Fever is a tell-tale sign that you have the flu versus the common cold.  Check for fever quickly and acturately with this digital thermometer.  Use Thermometer Probe Covers for extra sanitation and germ control.   Here at Allegro, we use the Single-Use Clinical Thermometers to check the temperatures of any employees who may be coming down with the flu.  These thermometers are disposable and very handy this flu season for schools and businesses.

See all Thermometers

 

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Flu Remedies – Feel better with Mucinex,  Nasal Sprays, fever reducers and pain relievers like Ibuprofin, Tri-Buffered Asprin and Acetaminophencough syrups, zinc lozenges and more.

See all OTC Medications

See all Cold and Flu Products

 

Hot/Cold Therapy Wrap – Chill or heat the removable gel pack and then insert it into the pocket on this versatile scarf-like therapy product for quick relief of headaches and muscle aches.  Also great for sprains, strains, swelling and other minor problems.  Just wrap, tie and relax.

See all Pain Relief Products

 

Cool Care Comfort System Chillow Pak – Two cooling pillows – one for use inside your pillow case and the other cools anywhere from both sides.  Perfect fever relief.  Also great for hot flashes and night sweats.

 

Emergen-C– Super popular energy booster.  32 mineral complexes, antioxidants and other micro-nutrients plus 1000mgs of Vitamin C as 7 mineral ascorbates.  Rev up your immune system while you’re waiting for that flu shot.   Non-caffinated.  How about Emergen-C Kidz for the Kids?

See all Emergen-C

 

H1N1 Protection and Swine Flu Prevention Products

N95 Respirator Masks with Free Iso-Tek Ear-Loop Masks – Get 70 masks for the price of 20 with this special offer.  Affordable disposable protection against the H1N1 Virus.  Meets or exceeds the CDC and WHO recommendations for flu prevention. 

 

N95 Particulate Respirator Mask with Vent – Box of 10.  Our most popular mask this flu season.  Adjustable nose piece and inner foam provide a custom seal for different facial sizes.

 

See all Swine Flu Products.  Find Hospital Grade H1N1 Flu Products including Gloves, Hand Sanitizers, Masks / Respiratory Products, and Surface Disinfectants from major brands.

Note:  Help your community common areas, schools and businesses prepare for the H1N1 Flu virus by having the proper medical supplies on hand.  Forward this buyers guide information to those who are in charge of purchasing and preparedness!

Stay well!!

Boost your metabolism and keep those winter pounds at bay with these new dietary and fitness products from AllegroMedical.com.  Exercise in the comfort of your home this Fall while getting in the best shape of your life.  You’ll make up the cost of a gym membership in no time with these super values, while building an amazing home gym to enjoy for years to come. 

New Weight Loss Products

Sunny Indoor Cycling Bike – How nice would it be to have your own indoor bicycle?  Pedal away the pounds with this fully loaded workout machine.  Fully adjustable seat and handlebars. 26 lb flywheel. Magnetic resistance guarantees smooth and quiet workout .

 

Magnetic Elliptical Trainer – This deluxe elliptical trainer is the ultimate value in home gym equipment with high-quality features such as large anti-slip platforms, a hand pulse monitoring system and high quality magnetic resistance with 8 levels of workout.   You’ll even get an elliptical training monitor to monitor your heartbeat and keep tabs on your time, speed, distance, calories, pulse, IPM and body fat!

See all Sunny Fitness Products

 

Designer Whey – The Biggest Loser Protein Powder – As used by Al Vincent on “The Biggest Loser”.  Packed with vital B Vitamins and Protein, this powder will keep you feeling satisfied and away from fatty snacks.

 

Optygen HP – This revolutionary formula is the result of human clinical trials and the latest scientific research on increasing endurance and performance. New features include Beta-Alanine as well the most potent Rhodiola available.

 

Get in shape on the disc!  It’s all the rage at gyms across the country.  Choose from the Fun Disc, Fit Disc, Trim Disc and Sport Disc and you’ll increase your balance, flexibility and core strength in no time.   If you play sports, disc workouts can make a huge improvement in your performance.   

 

Inversion Table – After a stressful day or to relieve sore muscles and back pain, nothing works like an inversion table.  Supports up to 300lbs. 

 

Let us help you build an affordable home gym.  Shop all Home Fitness Equipment for more ideas.  And for all your dietary supplements and weight loss/weight gain products, see our Dietary Products Category.  Have a healthy day!  And, as always, thanks for your business.

Pink is now the official color of Fall.  Fine by me, as long as the awareness of breast cancer and the huge outpouring of charity in October helps save lives.  Allegro sells several products that support breast cancer research and breast charities with donations for every product purchased.  If you are in the market for one of these products, for you or a friend, now is the time to buy – and buy pink.

Allegro’s Breast Cancer Awareness Products

  

 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink 4 Wheeled Rollator – My favorite product.  It has all the bells and whistles (flip-up padded seat, basket, lightweight aluminum) plus, with every purchase $10 is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  The foundation works to save lives through awareness of breast cancer and by providing mammograms for those in need. 

 

Generation Pink Vinyl Powder-Free Exam Gloves– Patented 3G technology with great flexibility and protection.  Latex-free.  Every health care facility should be using these.  For every case sold during the month of October, $1 goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

 Three Lollies Queasy Drops Pink – Sour Raspberry – The essential oils, herbs and unique delivery system provides relief from the queasy stomach associated with motion sickness and chemotherapy.   A portion of each sale supports the Stop Cancer – Marni Fund for Breast Cancer Research

 

 Breast Cancer Awarenes Pink Ribbon Lab Coats–  If you’re a health care worker, this should be part of your Fall wardrobe!  80% polyester/20% cotton poplin, breast pocket, two lower pockets, 36″ long, princess-seamed back with one-piece back belt.  For every lab coat sold through the month of October, $5 goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Bouffant Caps – Cover your hair with one of these nifty Bouffant Caps and you’ll be helping the National Breast Cancer Foundation save lives.  Choose from the Comfort Ease Bouffant Cap (pictured) or the Breast Cancer Ribbon Print Bouffant Cap (case of 500).

 

Sweet Relief Duo – Hot flashes?  Night sweats?  Cool down with this unique cooling pillow set.  It’s pink, of course, with a fuzzy flocked back.  Soothing anywhere, anytime. Includes two pillows – Sweet Relief and Petite Relief.  Designed by women for women.  Go Ladies!!

See all Breast Cancer Awareness Products

Order today and thank you for helping to fight breast cancer! 

Not in the market for one of these products?  Do me a favor and support the cause however you can.  Even if you can’t afford to make a donation, wear pink and perhaps it will spur someone to do their self-breast exam.  Verbally remind your lady friends and family to get checked.  And you… you do it too!  It could be that easy to save a life through early detection.

My dear friend Laura starts chemo tomorrow, on her birthday of all days.  This is following a recent lumpectomy.  She’s 47 years old and seems to be taking it all in stride, recovering with the help of family and friends.  We’ll be walking for her on Sunday in the Phoenix Race for the Cure.  Please think good thoughts for her continued strength and for everyone you know who is fighting this terrible disease.  If you have a story to share, please feel free to reply to this post.

Have a great day.

Urinary incontinence (UI) is defined as the involuntary release of urine.  It’s way more common than you might think and no matter what your age, it is treatable or can be managed.  The good thing is that it is not a serious health problem, but it can be embarrassing.  UI occurs twice as often in women as men, and older women experience UI more often than younger.  

If you’re looking for urinary incontinence products as a temporary fix – while waiting for surgery or other treatment – or you’re looking for a long-term option, Allegro has a wide variety of products to make you as comfortable and carefree as possible. 

I’ve geared this Buyer’s Guide more towards women because of its prevalence,  but we carry hundreds of products designed for male incontinence as well.

Caregivers of incontinent patients take note.  You can do it the hard way, or the easy way.  Let us help you find the easy way. 

Urinary Incontinence Buyer’s Guide

 Reusable Bedpads– Our top sellers.  These machine washable and dryable bedpads are a super economical way to protect your bed AND your skin from moisture.  They have a quilted cotton/polyester surface, absorbent inner layer and waterproof backing.

 

Disposable Bedpads – The Harmonie Disposable Underpads are the most popular because of their great value, but the Prevail Super Absorbent Underpads takes the prize for the highest rating.  I guess you should try them both.

See all Bedpads & Sheeting

 

Washcloths – Favorites include the Prevail Soft Pack Washcloths  and the Prevail Disposable Washcloths Jumbo Tub.   They’re 12″ x 8″, super strong, amazingly soft and come in a single hand dispenser that produces an unfolded wipe every time.  Alcohol-free.  Contains aloe & lanolin to keep you nice and comfy.

See all Washcloths and Handy Wipes

See all Prevail Incontinence Products

 

Skin Care – Aloe Vesta Perineal Skin Cleanseris tops.  It’s a non-drying, deodorizing, ready to use, no-rinse skin cleanser containing a mild aloe vera gel.  Dispenses as a liquid spray for convenience. Alcohol-free and pH balanced.

See all Skin Care Products

See all Aloe Vesta Products

 

Undergarments – For women, we suggest the Depends Protective Underwear for Women – Extra Absorbency

 

Pads & Shields –  Our best selling night pad is the TENA Night/Super Pad – Green.  It’s extra absorbent, latex-free and quickly absorbs fluid for greater security and increased skin dryness. 

See all SCA Incontinence Care Products

For stress and urge incontinence, ladies we suggest the Prevail Ultra Plus Bladder Control Pads, designed for women. For very light incontinence, go with the Prevail Pantiliners.  Guys, try the Prevail Male Guards.

 See all Incontinence Pads & Shields

And that’s not all folks.  We also have Incontinence sub-categories with Adult Briefs, Bed Wetting Products, Drip Collectors, Feminine Hygiene Products, Just for Men, Miscellaneous Products, Pants, Reusable Items and Room Deodorizers.

See all Incontinence Products

See all Urologicals & Catheters

Have a great “dry” day, and thanks, as always, for you business.

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