Formulated with Dimethicone and Trimethylsiloxysilicate (4%), AproDerm® Barrier Cream offers protection against irritation from bodily fluids associated with incontinence and nappy rash, whilst moisturising the skin. AproDerm® Barrier Cream is scientifically formulated to maximise skin coverage and protection so only a small amount is required for each application.

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Developed with the patient in mind, AproDerm® Barrier Cream is:

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These are potential irritants and sensitisers which can aggravate already sensitive skin.

An irritant is a substance that causes inflammation to the body in a non-immune way and can affect anyone who comes into contact with sufficient amounts of it for long enough, however those with atopic eczema are more sensitive to irritants. The skin can react straight away (immediate response) or after a period of repeated exposure. Irritants remove moisture (by affecting Natural Moisturising Factor) and oils from the outer skin layer allowing pathogens, irritants and allergens to enter the skin causing inflammation and further damage.

A skin sensitiser is a chemical that will cause an allergic reaction when exposed to the skin and, unlike an irritant, it will only affect those who are allergic to it. The initial exposure will not cause a reaction but continued exposure to the sensitiser can cause the skin to react to it and once a person has been sensitised to a product, contact with even a small amount of it will cause a reaction. The two conditions, allergic and irritant dermatitis, may coexist.

Symptoms typically seen include skin which can be red, swollen, blistered, dry, thickened, intensely itchy and cracked depending on whether the reaction is acute or chronic.

For a list of potential sensitisers found in emollients click here

Indications & Uses:

AproDerm® Barrier Cream:

globe_bullet   Is suitable from birth

globe_bullet   Can be used on intact and damaged skin associated with incontinence

globe_bullet   Moisturises the skin whilst protecting against the irritant effects of bodily fluids associated with incontinence and nappy rash

globe_bullet   Suitable for those suffering from EczemaPsoriasis & other Dry Skin Conditions

globe_bullet   Can be used by those sensitive to SLShalogensfragrances and colours

globe_bullet   Suitable for those with parabens sensitisation

globe_bullet   Scientifically formulated to maximise skin coverage and protection so only a small amount of cream is required for each application

The AproDerm® Barrier Cream Range:

Product Pack Size PIP Code Price1
AproDerm® Barrier Cream 100g 402-7538 £5.50
AproDerm® Barrier Cream 30g 402-7520 £2.50

Table 1: AproDerm® Barrier Cream Range

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Key Benefits of AproDerm® Barrier Cream:

globe_bullet   Many creams contain excipients such as SLS, parabens, halogens, fragrances and colours, which are potential irritants and sensitisers.  AproDerm® Barrier Cream is free from these, so it can be considered that the risk of a reaction to a patient will be greatly reduced.

globe_bullet   Provides long lasting protection against irritation from bodily fluids associated with incontinence and nappy rash, whilst moisturising the skin.

globe_bullet   Scientifically formulated to maximise skin coverage and protection so only a small amount is required for each application.

globe_bullet   Up to 38%1 more cost-effective than the leading brands on the market as illustrated in table 2:

Product Pack Size Price1
AproDerm® Barrier Cream 100g £5.50
AproDerm® Barrier Cream 30g £2.50
CavilonTM Durable Barrier Cream 92g £8.12
Proshield Plus® Skin Protectant 115g £9.94

Table 2: Comparison of AproDerm® Barrier Cream against leading brands on the market

Key Points to Discuss with Patients Using AproDerm® Barrier Cream:

Some key points to cover with your patient during consultation are:

globe_bullet   Before applying AproDerm® Barrier Cream for the first time patients should test it on a small area of skin and leave for 48 hours. If there is no reaction or irritation they can then apply all over the affected area. This limits any potential reaction to a small area.

globe_bullet   Patients should clean and dry the skin before applying.

globe_bullet   AproDerm® Barrier Cream is scientifically formulated to maximise skin coverage and protection so only a small amount is required for each application. Patients should apply the cream sparingly to the affected area smoothing gently onto the skin, following the direction of hair growth. They should ensure that all the area is covered and repeat if necessary. If the skin feels too greasy, then too much has been applied.

globe_bullet   It is important to remind patients that they should not rub the cream into the skin too vigorously as rubbing can cause further irritation.

globe_bullet   Frequency of application will be determined by severity of the condition. As a general guide it is recommended that AproDerm® Barrier Cream should be applied sparingly to cover the affected area on the skin twice a day or as directed by a doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions:

globe_bullet   Apply sparingly, if the patient has applied too much then the skin will free greasy.

globe_bullet   Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unlikely to have any ill effects when the product is used as directed

globe_bullet   If your patient has an allergy to any of the listed ingredients they should not use this product.

globe_bullet   Should not be applied to infected areas of skin.

globe_bullet   Avoid contact with the eyes.

Ingredients:

AproDerm® Barrier Cream contains:

Active Ingredients: Dimethicone and Trimethylsiloxysilicate (4%)

Other Ingredients: Aqua, Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Petrolatum, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride.

Storage:

Store below 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

AproDerm® Barrier Cream is for external use only, if your patient accidentally swallows some of it they should seek medical advice immediately.

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