PRP Survival Guide

From the Editor…

Just for Fun — While writing the entry for the PRP Glossary of Words & Jargon on the subject of vacuum clearers, e.g., Dyson, Meile, Romba, Hoover, DustBuster, etc., I looked up images and stumbled upon a vacuum cleaner that made me chuckle. Consider this “just for fun”.


The PRP Alliance is proud to introduce a revolutionary, 100% electric vacuum cleaner helping to keep the homes of PRP patients free of shedding skin. Every day, PRP patients shed up to two cups of skin. This eco-friendly and ergonomic vacuum cleaner provides a new weapon and peace of mind for PRP patients and caregivers. The PRP 2020® is compact enough to fit into the tightest corners and recesses, picking up everything in its path, including discarded nitrile gloves and empty containers of topical ointments and creams.


  • Up to 16 hours of battery life.
  • Compact, maneuverable and self-propelled to climb stairs and handle uneven terrain, e.g., pets.
  • High suction power. Can reliably suck a bowling ball out of a closed closet.
  • Variety of attachments for vacuuming sheets, clothes, furniture, carpets and Old English Sheepdogs.
  • Standard 54 gallon (240 liter container) will hold 500-1,000 days of skin debris.
  • Built-in counter showing hours of operation and remaining charge. Can also be programmed to provide alerts for upcoming clinic visits.
  • The suction system has an anti-clogging grid to prevent blockages caused by nitrile gloves, plastic bags, discarded slippers and empty tubs of topical ointments and creams.

SERIOUSLY — Do you have a vacuum cleaner story to share? It seems to me that some PRP patients and their caregivers have actually given their vacuum cleaner a name. I also remember a PRP patient who lived in a two story house and had four Dustbusters “at the ready”, two on each floor.