Product News: Cavilon Barrier Film => Nexcare Liquid Bandage Spray
I have just recently found out from the 3M company that one of my favorite products for treating peristomal skin irritation can now be found at Wal-Mart. I have always recommended 3M No Sting (Cavilon) spray protective film for minor skin irritation or to use over stoma powder or anti-fungal powder. Wal-Mart now carries the same product for a fraction of the price you will pay at a DME. It goes by the name 3M Nexcare No Sting Liquid Bandage Spray. It is found by the Band Aids and other First Aid products. It does not hurt if some of this gets on the stoma when applying. You will be able to gently remove this white-gray coating from the stoma. As its name says, this product does not sting when applied to open, irritated skin. Just be sure this protective film is dry before you apply your ostomy wafer/barrier.
Stillwater-Ponca City Editor's note: This topic was also discussed extensively on the UOA Discussion Board. 3M has marketed this product via medical supply companies using the Cavilon name but now markets it directly to consumers using the Nexcare name. Nexcare products are sold at many pharmacies, so you can probably find this one at other places besides Wal-Mart, although Wal-Mart seems to have the lowest price (about one-third what you'd pay for "Cavilon").
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