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If the skin around your stoma (peristomal skin) becomes damaged, it could be painful and lead to infection. It may become more difficult for the skin barrier of your pouching system to adhere to your skin. Prevention is the key to maintaining both healthy peristomal skin and your comfort.
Learning how to properly apply the skin barrier around the stoma is important to prevent peristomal skin problems. When you apply the skin barrier of your pouching system, it’s important to make sure your peristomal skin is healthy and dry. This helps ensure the pouch stays in place between changes. Your peristomal skin should look similar to the skin on the other side of your abdomen, smooth and not irritated.
Proper application of the skin barrier and using eakin Cohesive® Paste can help you create a secure seal. The use of eakin Cohesive® Paste aids leakage prevention by helping to form a barrier and level surface around the stoma, fistula or wound. It also helps to protect and heal sore or irritated skin thanks to its unique formulation².
eakin Cohesive® Paste can be applied directly to the skin or to the skin barrier, and can be used with one-piece ostomy pouches as well as two-piece ostomy systems. It is a non-sting¹ adhesive paste that can be used for ostomy, wound and fistula care. And like all eakin products, the paste contains no alcohol in its non-sting formulation¹.
Due to the absence of alcohol, eakin Cohesive® Paste will not dry out³, therefore you can apply the pouch immediately – there is no need to wait for the paste to dry before application. It is a skin friendly product, making it suitable for even sensitive or delicate skins to help prevent skin irritation¹. Cohesive® Paste is based on the same formula as other Cohesive® products and protects peristomal skin in exactly the same way.
- Can be used in conjunction with Cohesive® Seals
- Absorbs moisture and keeps it away from the skin
- Remains pliable throughout application
- Easy squeeze tube
All eakin Cohesive® accessories can be purchased through national distributors and local retailers. To request a sample today, please call 1-800-422-8811 or visit www.convatec.com/ostomy for more information.
1. McGroggan, G. (2016) Cohesive Paste: Formulation Safety
2. McGroggan, G. Cohesive Patient Questionnaire in response to proposed 2007 UK Health Reform.
3. Wilson, A. (2004) Glue Project Report, TG Eakin Ltd
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