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Urinary Intermittent Catheter Guide

Guide to Intermittent Urinary Catheters What Are the Different Kinds of Intermittent Urinary Catheters? Coude Catheter - a catheter that has a bent tip for ease of insertion, the angle of the bend can vary Coude Olive Tip Catheter - a type of coude tip catheter that has a slight bent tip with a rounded balled tip for insertion around an enlarged prostate or strictures

What is Stoma Powder?

What is Ostomy Stoma Powder? What is Stoma powder? Stoma powder is a non-medicated powder that is designed to absorb moisture from raw or broken skin surrounding a stoma. Stoma powder is not made of the same type of powder that is found in baby powder or body talc. They should not be used interchangeably. Stoma powder is to be used around a stoma which is the result of an ostomy surgery. Stoma powder can be used with a colostomy, ileostomy, and/or urostomy. By absorbing moisture the stoma powder can help the ostomy barrier/flange to adhere better while allowing the skin around the stoma to heal. Ostomy stoma powder is not meant as a skin protectant and it will not prevent irritation. It is only meant to be used to absorb moisture from skin that is moist to the touch due to irritation.

What is Medical Tape?

What is Medical Tape? What is Medical Tape? Medical tape is an adhesive tape that is specifically designed to be used directly on skin to hold wound bandages or other first aid or medical appliances in place. Medical tape needs to be skin safe, easy to use, and strong enough to work well when skin is moving, bending, or damp. There are many styles of medical tape that can be used in a variety or situations. 3M has many different kinds of medical tape, here is the link to a more complete guide to 3M medical tape.

What is Calmoseptine?

What is Calmoseptine Ointment Skin Barrier Banner? Calmoseptine was created over 80 years ago by a pharmacist as a diaper rash ointment for infants. Since that time Calmoseptine has been found to help alleviate the symptoms of many different conditions. Calmoseptine is available in different size tubes as well as a jar but the contents are all the same, the different containers are just personal preference. It is a skin barrier ointment that is available over the counter, without a prescription, from online medical supply companies. A skin protectant or skin barrier ointment is a product that temporarily protects injured or exposed skin surfaces from harmful irritants while providing relief to the area in question. What is Calmoseptine?

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