Applied to the skin, medical adhesives help tubes, catheters, ostomy wafers and certain dressings remain in place. Yet, as devices get adjusted and barrier plates removed, the adhesive also needs to be wiped away to prevent it from accumulating on the skin. In addition, repeat adhesive applications may irritate the skin, resulting in increased sensitivity or erosion.
Adhesive remover wipes help with this problem. Packaged in individual pouches, this solution helps clean away adhesive residue during changes and reapplication and helps soothe the skin to lessen irritation and improve barrier plate security and wear.
Getting used to wearing an ostomy system requires a learning curve. In addition, long-term usage may be accompanied by sensitive, eroded peristomal skin, especially when the barrier plate gets repeatedly attached and detached.
Adhesive is recommended in this scenario, but it comes with downsides — mainly, some residue remains on the skin even after cleaning with soap and water. Adhesive removers, patients find, provide a more efficient solution for cleansing and protecting this area that further combats irritation. Solutions generally include sprays and wipes.
Ideal for ostomy use on the go, adhesive remover wipes come individually packaged and require no additional application components. To further reduce potential irritation, adhesive wipes tend to feature alcohol-free, silicone-based formulas that dry quickly.
As you look for a way to thoroughly clean the peristomal area, as well as underneath any tubing and medical devices, adhesive remover wipes: