Today we are going to offer some information on a specific product in reply to several questions we have received recently in regards to how to protect damaged skin due to prolonged periods of adhesive use or exposure to bodily fluids due to incontinence, leaking ostomy appliances, adhesive trauma, and friction.
The best way to address some of these injuries is to prevent them from the start. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film Products offer one of the best proactive approaches to dealing with skin care and health. The main function of the 3M™ Cavilon™ line is to prevent breakdown and irritation of the skin before it becomes a problem. These products aim to protect at-risk skin and help to encourage the maintenance of intact healthy skin for the user.
As anyone who has removed a Band-Aid™ from a child knows, it hurts when you pull the adhesive from the skin. Of course this largely due the fact that every time you remove bandages with adhesive from skin, you remove several skin cells with the adhesive as well. Removing a single Band-Aid™ from the occasional wound is easy to deal with, however removing adhesives daily from the same area can lead to constant irritation, damaged skin, and even infection.
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film is an alcohol-free liquid barrier that forms a fast-drying non-sticky barrier coating to protect damaged skin from adhesives, friction, and bodily fluids. The film is breathable and transparent, and is hypoallergenic and non-cytotoxic so as not to interfere with skin or wound healing. With the absence of alcohol in the formula, it will not sting even damaged or denuded skin. It has also been clinically proven to provide up to 72 hours of protection from incontinence exposure.
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film can be used to protect both intact as well as damaged skin from bodily fluids, adhesives and friction due to incontinence, peristomal protection, periwound protection, and peritube protection. It is great for offering protection against adhesive trauma due to ostomies, wound therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, and protection from IV locations as well.
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film comes in either a spray bottle or in sterile wipe packages.