Moisture barrier creams are excellent incontinence products to help maintain the integrity of the skin. These creams also help to heal, soothe and prevent irritating skin breakdown. Moisture barrier creams can be used to keep moisture from many areas experiencing different ailments, but most often it is utilized in the field of incontinence care.
Incontinence can give way to many painful skin problems including rashes and deterioration. The main cause of this is the mixture of chemicals found in urine and feces, in addition to the humid environment caused by wearing incontinence aids. These urine/fecal chemicals eat away at the skin causing painful sores and rashes.
Moisture barrier creams help to protect the skin, by providing a moisture proof barrier between the skin and the contaminants. Many of these products are petroleum- or dimethicone-based, creating a tight seal over the skin. Moisture barrier creams may also feature aloe, zinc oxide, and Vitamins A, D, & E to enhance the healing of affected skin.
Incontinence skin care products come in many types including ointments, conditioners, moisturizers, wipes, and perineal cleansers, in addition to barrier creams. Some popular brands that carry skin protectants include Baza by Coloplast, Aloe Vesta, and Soothe & Cool by Medline, among others.
For more information on moisture barrier creams and skin care products, browse our line of incontinence aids today, or call to speak with a knowledgeable Medical Supply Professional at 1-888-687-4334.