Skin preps are solutions used before applying wound dressings, external catheters, or ostomy appliances. Some skin prep products help clean the skin, while others leave a protective barrier on the skin. Each serves its own purpose and addresses specific needs.
Skin prep products such as barrier wipes and sprays are frequently used in ostomy care and wound care. These products create an invisible layer on your skin to protect it from adhesive, stomal output, and friction. This layer makes it less painful to remove bandages and ostomy wafers. If you have sensitive skin, a no-sting skin prep formula may be the best option since it does not contain alcohol. Read our blog for helpful tips on how to use skin prep.
Adhesive removers are designed to eliminate any leftover residue from the skin. Products like wound dressings, otomy wafers, and external catheters can lead to a build up of adhesive on the skin's surface. Leaving any adhesive on the skin makes it harder for your next medical product to stick to your body properly.
Torbot is a leading brand of ostomy skin care products. Torbot liquid skin adhesive and adhesive wipes are quick drying and form a strong hold to the skin. This company also makes individually wrapped adhesive remover wipes that remove even the strongest ostomy adhesive while still being gentle on skin. If the skin around your stoma ever becomes irritated, Torbot aloe skin care wipes provide moisture and soothe the affected area. These wipes can also be used on sunburns, scrapes, and dry skin.