Incontinence can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, and if you’re one of the millions of people in Australasia 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.
If you’re suffering from incontinence, there’s a good chance that you’ll know how much incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) can stop you from enjoying your everyday activities. But you can prevent it. Even though incontinence may be part of your everyday life, IAD doesn’t have to be.
3M offer two products designed specifically to protect the skin of anyone suffering from incontinence – Cavilon Continence Care Wipes and Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream. So you can protect your skin – and help to soothe and heal it to. Which means you can start to get back to enjoying life on your terms.
Cavilon Continence Care Wipes are designed to gently cleanse, moisturise and provide an effective barrier against moisture and bodily fluids. Used regularly, they can be an effective first line of defence against IAD.
Cavilon Continence Care Wipes come in a handy resealable pack of 8 wipes.
Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is a moisturising barrier cream that provides durable, long-lasting protection from bodily fluids while moisturising the skin. Unlike typical barrier products, Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is both durable and concentrated. This means it lasts longer and you use less per application than typical creams and ointments.1
Cavilon Durable 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.
Yes. Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream has been clinically proven to protect sore skin from urine and faeces. 1 The protective barrier that Cavilon Barrier Cream forms is completely breathable, hypoallergenic and pH-balanced, so it’ll help your skin breathe and heal naturally.
Yes. Cavilon Continence Care Wipes and Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream are 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, these products are a great way to keep it healthy. In this situation, you would use one of these products, not both.
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.
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 oily. Cavilon Barrier Cream is pH balanced and completely hypoallergenic, so all you need to do is gently wipe off any excess.
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.
It depends. Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream can be used in addition to Cavilon Continence Care Wipes, when additional protection is required. For example, if your skin condition is worsening or if you are experiencing very frequent episodes of incontinence.
Yes, you can. In this case you would apply Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream morning and night.
If you’re not using Cavilon Continence Care Wipes, we recommend that you use an extra-gentle cleanser specially formulated for fragile skin.
Cavilon Continence Care Wipes come in a handy resealable pack 8 wipes
Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is available in three convenient sizes;
92 g tube - to last approximately three weeks
28 g tube - to last approximately one week
2 g sachet - single use and discreet (often sold in packs of 20)
Cavilon Continence Care Wipes are free from latex, parabens, fragrances, dyes or other colour additives.
Ingredients: Aqua, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Laureth-3, Laureth-23, Steareth-2, Steareth-100, Propylene Glycol, Ethythexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Monohydrate, trisodium Citrate
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.2 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.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Diisooctyl Adipate, Acrylate Terpolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, White Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Paraffin, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate.
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1. 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream Summary of Clinical Evidence
2. 3M Data on File 2014, HCIPT Irritation Study
3. 3M Data on File 2011: LIMS 6766
4. Hart J, (2002) Assessment of the incontinence pad blocking potential of Cavilon DBC compared with Sudocrem and Zinc and Castor oil. Nursing Scotland 2002, Issue July/August