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Incontinent patients are highly susceptible to skin damage occurring as a result of exposure to moisture and irritants. There are three ways the can break down in these patients – through maceration and increased friction, microbial growth and chemical enzymatic irritation. Clinically, a combination of these factors often leads to severe excoriation of the skin and reduced quality of life for the patient. 

Using 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream regularly on intact skin has been shown to prevent breakdown caused by regular exposure to body fluids1. To treat incontinence dermatitis, use 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, which has been shown to create a protective barrier against further damage whilst promoting skin healing2.

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream has been shown to reduce levels of incontinence dermatitis and is associated with a significant decrease in the incidence of skin breakdown, when used as part of a sacral skin care protocol1.

1. Bale S, Tebble N, Jones V, Price P, Journal of Tissue Viability 2004; 14(2)44-50
2. Beeckman D, Schoohoven L, Verhaeghe S, et al, Journal of Advanced Nursing 2009; 65(6), 1141-1154

 3M Cavilon Skin Care Products - Information for Nurses

Skin and Wound Care

Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream