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Product Type: Moisture Barriers
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Medline Industries, Inc. | Model: MSC092532 |
HCPCS : A6250 (Medicare DME co-payment per billable unit min / max: $0.00 / $0.00)
Remedy® with Phytoplex™ Hydraguard Silicone Cream is a moisture barrier cream.
INTENDED USES: for use on the most fragile skin, suitable for neonates, diabetics, geriatrics.
CLAIMED FEATURES: Silicone-rich formulation creates a breathable, water-resistant film over skin as it moisturizes and nourishes. 24% silicone blend helps resist moisture loss. Appropriate for perineal care since it forms a water-resistant film over skin. Reduces the appearance of red, cracked and scaly skin while soothing dry, itchy skin. Rich in oleosomes: naturally encapsulated safflower oils that release over time. Nourishes the skin with the proprietary Phytoplex blend of botanicals.
OPTIONS: 2 OZ, 24/CS, 8.85 x 6.125 x 6.25
Wound Reference does not produce, market, re-sell or distribute health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
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Moisture barriers prevent skin water loss by acting as a physical barrier when applied over the skin. These products generally contain a formulation of oils, waxes, or silicone. Many products contain a combination of a moisture barrier, humectant (attracts water to tissue), and/or emollient (assists with skin elasticity and resilience).

Moisture barriers protect the skin from exposure to excessive moisture with a barrier product in order to reduce the risk of pressure damage.  Moisture barriers are indicated for use on stage I pressure ulcers, on periwound skin to prevent skin maceration, and on pressure points, bony prominences, and other at-risk skin for the prevention of skin breakdown.

Such products are often utilized for the prevention and treatment of skin irritation due to bodily fluids (urine, feces) in persons with incontinence and other moisture-related skin afflictions.

Moisture barriers may come in a paste, cream, ointment or spray.

Spray application means less chance of cross contamination, which may improve infection control

No rubbing necessary after spraying affected area, resulting in less friction and shear with removal and minimizing skin breakdown

Helps reduce product waste and saves money

Moisture barrier creams are incredibly easy to use, as long as proper cleaning procedures are followed.  Never apply a moisture barrier cream to a soiled perineal area.  Follow these simple steps to protect patients against skin deterioration and enhance their comfort.

Clean the skin with a mild skin soap

Pat the skin dry or allow to air dry

Apply a thin layer of moisture barrier cream to the affected area

Repeat above steps 2-4 times daily

Repeat above steps after each incontinence episode

In infants, moisture barriers are commonly used to treat diaper rash. Many of theses products may be purchased over the counter.  Examples of moisture barriers include but are not limited to:

    Dr. Smith's® Zinc Oxide Adult Barrier Spray

    Calmoseptine Ointment

    Boudreaux's Original Butt Paste

    Lantiseptic Protective Ointment

     Aloe Vesta® Clear Barrier Spray

     Aloe Vesta® Protective Ointment

     Baza® Clear

     Baza® Protect Cream

     Coloplast Sween 24 Once a Day Moisturizing Body Cream

     Critic-Aid Skin Paste

     Critic-Aid® Clear *

     Remedy® with Phytoplex™ Hydraguard 

    Remedy Dimethicone Skin Protectant Cream

Moisture barriers are contraindicated for use on deep or puncture wounds, infections or lacerations and are for external use only. Always read manufacturer’s instructions and use according to directions. 


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