Applying Moisture Barrier Creams
Incontinence is tough to handle on its own, but the damage it can do to the skin’s integrity can be incredibly painful and difficult to treat. One of the best products to use for a patient with incontinence is a moisture barrier cream. These creams are specifically formulated to provide moisture to the skin while blocking harsh fecal and urinary irritants.
Moisture barrier creams are incredibly easy to use, as long as proper cleaning procedures are followed first. Never apply a moisture barrier cream to a soiled perineal area. Follow these simple steps to
protect patients against skin deterioration and enhance their comfort.
- Clean the skin with a mild skin soap
- Pat the skin dry or allow to air dry
- Apply a thin layer of moisture barrier cream to the affected area
- Repeat above steps 2-4 times daily
- Repeat above steps after each incontinence episode
Keeping the skin healthy can be a battle when fighting incontinence. Moisture barrier creams provide the proper protection needed and are simple to use. Some barrier creams include external analgesics, providing soothing pain relief to extremely irritated skin.
The barrier cream is effective for protecting and healing the skin in a variety of medical uses including urine, diarrhea, perspiration, fistula drainage, feeding tube site leakage, wound drainage, minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, and even itching. However, moisture barrier creams are not for use on deep puncture wounds and any additional uses should be cleared with a physician.
Enhance patient comfort and eliminate any potential skin irritations including diaper rash. Mountainside Medical Equipment carries a wide variety of Moisture Barrier Creams at great low prices. Orders can easily be placed online, through our website. Or call 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Medical Supply Specialists.