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3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film

3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream


3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film

 

3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film

Cavilon no sting barrier film is a long lasting skin protection film for people with damaged skin or those with skin at risk of damage. It is available in single use applicators, as a spray or a stoma wipe.

Cavilon skin care products are available on prescription from your General Practitioner

What is it used for?

 

Treating broken, tender skin without stinging1
Protecting the skin from body fluids, e.g. urine and faeces
Protecting the skin around stoma sites
Protecting skin from damage caused by oozing or discharge from wounds
Protecting skin from damage caused by rubbing and friction and from adhesive tapes used for wound dressings
Treating red or sore skin caused by incontinence of urine or faeces

 

How is 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film applied?

  1. The area of the skin to be treated must be clean and dry.
  2. Foam Applicator / Stoma Wipe - Apply an even coat of film to the entire area to be treated.
  3. Pump Spray - Hold the spray about 10-15 cms (4 to 6 inches) away from the skin. Spray a smooth, even coating in a sweeping motion over the whole treatment area.
  4. Allow the area to dry for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. If, after the area is dry, an area of skin has been missed, re-apply the Cavilon film to the missed area only, then allow to dry again.

Special instructions

 

If Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film is being applied between skin folds, (e.g. in the groin), or where skin touches other skin, (e.g. between the buttocks), make sure the coating is completely dry before allowing the skin to touch
Allow the coating to dry completely before using pads or putting clothing next to skin
Do not use any ointments, creams or emollients at the same time, as they will stop Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film from working properly
Applying too many layers makes the skin feel stiff

 

How often should 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film be re-applied?

Normally, it should be re-applied every 48 to 72 hours (or every 2 to 3 days). However, if there is severe incontinence, re-apply every 24 hours.

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3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream

 

3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is a highly concentrated moisturising cream for intact or at-risk skin. Because it is so concentrated, a little goes a long way.

Cavilon skin care products are available on prescription from your General Practitioner

What is it used for?

 

Protecting the skin from bodily fluids, e.g. urine and faeces
Moisturising and conditioning very dry or chafed skin

 

How is 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream applied?

  1. The area of skin to be treated must be clean and dry.
  2. Use very sparingly in small, pea-sized amounts and gently smooth into the area of skin affected.
  3. If too much is applied, the skin will feel oily.

 

Special Instructions

 

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream can make some tapes and dressings more sticky. If the skin is fragile or delicate do not use the cream under the tape or dressing
Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream should not be used on infected skin

 

How often should 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream be re-applied?

When incontinence is a problem, it should be re-applied after every third or fourth incontinent episode. For moisturising dry skin, re-apply approximately every other day.

References
1. Arrowsmith M, Schuren J (2005) Laboratory Studies and general characteristics of Cavilon skin care products. 3M data on file.

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