3M™ Cavilon™ Barrier Cream - Freedom from sore skin
Recommended and used by medical professionals, Cavilon barrier cream has been specifically designed to help protect and repair the skin of anyone suffering from incontinence. It builds an invisible, durable barrier for your skin, saving it from damage and helping damaged skin to heal naturally.
Which means you can enjoy freedom from the effects of sore skin caused by
incontinence associated dermatitis and get back to enjoying the things that make
life great – like dancing, gardening or spending time with loved ones.
Incontinence can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, and if you’re one of the millions of people in the UK who suffer from incontinence, you’ll know that it can also cause sore, chapped skin.
When it’s caused by incontinence, sore skin is known as incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD). It can make the best things about life - like playing with grandchildren, or just pottering in the garden - much more difficult to enjoy.
Nothing preventable should take the joy out of your life, including IAD.
That’s exactly why 3M™ Cavilon™ Barrier Cream was created
Cavilon barrier cream is an effective, clinically proven way to prevent IAD. It creates an invisible, durable barrier over your
skin – protecting it from damage caused by prolonged contact with urine and faeces.
Apply in pea sized amounts twice a day to cover the area of sore skin and you’ll be free to carry on your daily routine. Cavilon barrier cream resists wash off when you take a shower or bath.
This means your skin will stay protected and you can keep doing the things that make life worth living.
You’re not alone – Talk to your district nurse or doctor
If you think you might be suffering from IAD, you should have a chat with your district nurse or doctor. They’ll be able to offer professional support and may refer you to a continence advisor.
3M™ Cavilon™ Barrier Cream – Freedom from incontinence associated dermatitis
If you’re suffering from incontinence, there’s a good chance you’ll know how much incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) can stop you from enjoying everyday things you enjoy.
But you can prevent it. Even though incontinence may be part of your everyday life IAD doesn’t have to be.
Cavilon barrier cream has been specifically designed for anyone suffering from IAD. It’s a clinically proven, effective way to protect and heal your skin so you’re free to move and do the things you want to do.
Cavilon barrier cream has been used by healthcare professionals for over a decade to treat IAD. What’s more, it’s hypoallergenic and pH-balanced, with absolutely no added colours or fragrances, so you can even use it if your skin’s sensitive or broken.
Now you can order it online and get it delivered to your home without a prescription. So it’s not only effective, it’s convenient and discreet too.
It maintains the effectiveness of pads
If you’re suffering from incontinence, pads are no doubt a big part of your routine. That’s exactly why Cavilon barrier cream has been designed to work alongside them. It won’t block your pads, or prevent any tapes or dressings from sticking. It’ll just form a breathable, protective barrier that helps your skin heal so you can get on with your life.
You only need to apply Cavilon barrier cream twice a day to any affected areas. You don’t need to reapply it after every episode of incontinence. Thanks to its durable formula, Cavilon barrier cream keeps protecting you, whatever your day brings.
You can pick up Cavilon barrier cream in the following forms:
A 92g tube, which should last you about three weeks
A 28g tube, which should last around one week
A pack of 20 handy, discreet 2g sachets, which contain one application
Freedom from confusion – we’re here to help
If you’re suffering from incontinence associated dermatitis, there’s probably a lot to consider. From pads and creams to trying to stay active and mobile IAD can be as confusing as it is painful. So we’ve made protecting your skin – and enjoying life again – as simple as possible. With that in mind, you’ll find some of the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.
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How does 3M™ Cavilon™ Barrier Cream work?
If you’re suffering from IAD, you’ll know that it’s an unpleasant condition. It happens when urine and faeces interfere with your skin, causing painful rashes and sores.
Cavilon barrier cream forms an invisible, breathable protective barrier over your skin. It stops urine and faeces coming into contact with your skin, letting it heal naturally. It also moisturises your skin, helping to soothe the pain while it protects.
Will Cavilon barrier cream stop my skin from getting worse?
Yes. Cavilon barrier cream has been clinically proven to protect sore skin from urine and faeces. The protective barrier that Cavilon barrier cream forms is completely breathable, hypoallergenic and pH-balanced, too, so it’ll help your skin breathe and heal naturally.
How do I apply Cavilon barrier cream to my skin?
Apply in pea sized amounts twice a day to any affected areas, making sure that your skin’s clean and dry beforehand. Cavilon barrier cream’s durable formula means it won’t wash or rub off over the course of your day. So just make it part of your routine for a few minutes each morning and evening, maybe after your shower or before going to bed.
Should I use Cavilon barrier cream even if my skin’s not sore?
Yes. Cavilon barrier cream is designed to stop your skin becoming damaged by protecting it from contact with urine and faeces. So if you’re suffering from incontinence, but your skin’s not already sore, Cavilon barrier cream is a great way to keep it healthy. Incontinence associated dermatitis is an unpleasant condition, as anyone who has it will tell you, so it’s never too early to start protecting your skin and keep enjoying your day.
Where can I buy Cavilon barrier cream?
You can order Cavilon barrier cream online, without the need for a prescription, at any of the following retailers:
Complete Care Shop 3M Direct
What happens if I apply too much?
You only need to apply pea sized amounts at a time of Cavilon barrier cream onto each affected area. A little really does go a long way but don’t worry if you use too much, it’ll just make your skin feel a bit greasy. Cavilon barrier cream is pH balanced and completely hypoallergenic, so all you need to do is just wipe the excess off, gently.
If you apply the cream correctly all of the cream will have been absorbed into the skin and the protective barrier of the cream may be seen as a slight sheen.
How long will a tube last?
You can buy Cavilon barrier cream in a range of sizes:
A 92g tube should last for around three weeks.
A 28g tube should last for about a week.
Our handy, discreet 2g sachets contain a single application (pack of 20 sachets).
Is it safe to use?
Yes - even if you’ve got broken or sensitive skin. Cavilon barrier cream is completely hypoallergenic, pH balanced and doesn’t contain any parabens, added colours or fragrances, so it won’t interfere with your skin’s natural properties. Instead, it’ll protect it from urine and faeces with a breathable, transparent layer, leaving your skin to heal naturally.
Can I get Cavilon barrier cream on prescription?
Yes, you can. Just ask your local district nurse or doctor for a prescription at your next appointment. Alternatively, you can purchase Cavilon barrier cream without the need for a prescription.
What’s in Cavilon barrier cream?
Everyone’s skin is different. That’s why Cavilon barrier cream’s unique formula has been designed to work with all types of skin – even if yours is broken or sensitive. It’s completely hypoallergenic and pH balanced. Even better, you won’t find any latex, parabens, fragrances, dyes or other colour additives in there, either.
Incontinence can be uncomfortable and embarrassing - and if you’re suffering from incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD), then you’ll know just how unpleasant it can be – and how it can take some of the joy from your life as your day to day activities can become uncomfortable.
By following a few simple steps, you can stop IAD controlling your life. You can protect your skin – and help to soothe and heal it, too. Which means you can start to get back to enjoying life on your terms.
Use 3M™ Cavilon™ Barrier Cream to protect your skin. It creates an invisible, breathable, protective layer between your skin and the urine and faeces that cause IAD. What’s more, because Cavilon barrier cream also moisturises the skin, it can help to soothe your rash, providing relief, helping skin to heal, and helping you get back to your best.
Talk to your district nurse or doctor. You might feel embarrassed, but millions of people in the UK suffer from incontinence every year. Incontinence and IAD are conditions that medical professionals deal with every day. So don’t wait, make your appointment today.
Try to stay active. Don’t let IAD take away your mobility. As an incontinence sufferer, you’re more at risk of painful pressure ulcers if you’re less mobile, since wet skin’s more vulnerable to rubbing and friction. Make Cavilon barrier cream a part of your routine, and stay as active as you can - head outside or spend time with friends and family. You’ll feel better inside, too.
Keep your skin clean, whenever you can, using extra-gentle cleansers specially formulated for fragile skin. Used in conjunction with Cavilon barrier cream, you’ll vastly reduce your likelihood of developing IAD.
Wear loose-fitting clothes, wherever possible. Give your skin the chance to breathe and you’ll reduce your risk of IAD. You’ll also stop any tight clothing rubbing on patches of sore skin and making them worse.
Cleanse your skin daily and always straight after every episode of faecal incontinence. Use a gentle technique and avoid traditional soaps, but use pH-balanced cleansers.
Are you suffering from Incontinence?
Don’t let IAD stop you doing the things that you love. Small changes to your routine can make a huge difference to your quality of life - and know that healthcare professionals and Cavilon barrier cream are here to help.