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Barrier Cream

Incontinence barrier cream is designed to help protect the skin of those living with incontinence. By applying this incontinence aid, you’re protecting your skin from any irritation caused by leaks or accidents. The cream forms a barrier between your skin and the irritant, so you can go about your day with no worries.

Then, when you get a chance, you can swap your incontinence pad for a new one, clean the area, and reapply barrier cream. You'll find these useful daily living aids come in varying pack sizes, from singles to multipacks, as well as creams from various trusted brands. Explore our barrier cream range now for all-day comfort.
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Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream
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Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream

This Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is supplied in a large, 92g tube and is a high quality continence aid which helps to prevent skin irritation caused by bodily fluids. Gentle and effective, this...
From £7.49
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Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream Multi Pack
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Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream Multi Pack

This Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is supplied in three 92g tubes and represents excellent value for money. This superb quality cream prevents uncomfortable skin irritation or damage caused by...
From £18.13
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Durable barrier creams

Barrier creams for incontinence at Complete Care Shop prevent uncomfortable skin irritation. For instance, Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream reduces the risk of conditions such as incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). Therefore, it’s important to apply this type of barrier cream to your skin, along with your incontinence pants or pads.

Intense hydration

Our high-quality barrier creams intensely hydrate any dry skin as well as heal damaged skin. This actively helps to prevent future skin irritation. The incontinence barrier creams in our range are paraben and perfume free, making them suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

Daily living aids

Incontinence barrier cream at Complete Care Shop is part of the daily living aids range, which also includes dressing aids, warming aids, reaching aids and more. They’re all designed to provide you or a loved one with more independence, dignity and confidence when performing everyday tasks.

Contact Complete Care Shop

At Complete Care Shop, we’re determined to help and support you. We’re a reliable supplier of high-quality barrier creams. If you have any questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We also have a great service and installation option available to you and a useful help and advice section online for any queries you may have.

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Barrier Cream FAQs

A barrier cream is a type of skincare product designed to protect the skin from various irritants and external factors. It creates a protective barrier on the skin's surface, acting as a shield against moisture, friction, chemicals, and other potential irritants. Barrier creams are commonly used in healthcare and personal care settings to protect sensitive or at-risk skin, particularly in areas prone to irritation, such as the perineal region, where incontinence or excessive moisture may occur. These creams often contain ingredients like dimethicone, zinc oxide, petrolatum, or lanolin, which help to create a protective layer on the skin and promote its natural healing and moisture retention. Barrier creams can help prevent skin damage, chafing, and the development of pressure ulcers or skin breakdown.

Yes, barrier creams can be used on various parts of the body, depending on the specific needs and intended use. While barrier creams are commonly associated with protecting the skin in the perineal area, they can also be applied to other areas that may be prone to irritation, moisture, or friction. This includes areas such as the hands, feet, elbows, and areas where medical devices or equipment may cause rubbing or pressure on the skin. However, it is essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions and consider any specific recommendations or limitations for the particular barrier cream being used. Some barrier creams may have specific indications or precautions regarding their application on certain body parts, so it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or read the product label for guidance.

The frequency of applying barrier cream varies depending on individual needs and circumstances. Generally, barrier creams are applied as needed or according to a recommended schedule determined by healthcare professionals. It is common to apply barrier cream during each change or after cleansing the area for individuals prone to moisture-related skin issues. For extended wear or when using medical devices or equipment, periodic reapplication may be necessary. Following the guidance of healthcare professionals or caregivers is important to determine the appropriate frequency based on the individual's condition, skin sensitivity, and the specific product being used. Regular monitoring of the skin's condition and adjusting the application frequency as needed ensures optimal skin protection and overall skin health.

Barrier creams generally have minimal side effects, but it's important to consider potential skin sensitivity or allergies to certain ingredients. Prolonged occlusion of the skin from the barrier cream may contribute to issues like maceration or heat build-up, so it's crucial to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for application and removal. There is also a possibility of interactions with other topical medications or treatments, so consulting with a healthcare professional or pharmacist is advised. Performing a patch test before widespread use is recommended, and if any adverse reactions occur, discontinuing use and seeking medical advice is important.

When choosing a barrier cream, consider the individual's skin condition and specific needs. Determine the purpose of the barrier cream and select one that aligns with those needs, such as addressing moisture, friction, or chemical protection. Read the product label and look for skin-friendly ingredients while avoiding allergens or irritants. Consider any known sensitivities or allergies the individual may have. Seek recommendations from healthcare professionals and conduct patch tests if needed. Trying different barrier creams and considering personal preferences, compatibility, and effectiveness can help in finding the right choice.

To remove barrier cream, gently cleanse the area with mild soap and warm water, ensuring thorough rinsing to remove all residue. Pat the skin dry using a soft towel and check for any remaining barrier cream. If necessary, repeat the cleansing process or use a gentle cleanser or moisturiser to aid in removal. Follow the specific instructions provided by the product manufacturer and consider consulting with a healthcare professional for individuals with sensitive skin or pre-existing skin conditions.

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