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Therapeutic Moisturizers

Therapeutic moisturizers are cream, gel, liquid, or ointment preparations used to soothe, soften, and moisturize the skin. They should be applied after cleansing with a gentle agent and when the skin is dry. Ingredients vary based on manufacturers' formulation but generally contain water, humectants, emollients, and vitamins. May also include an antimicrobial ingredient. Therapeutic moisturizers are often the second step in the process of cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting the genital and rectal areas for the prevention of skin breakdown.

Therapeutic moisturizers are skin care products such as cream, gel, liquid or ointment preparations used to soothe, soften and moisturize the skin.

Therapeutic moisturizers should be applied after cleansing with a gentle agent and when the skin is dry.

The ingredient composition of therapeutic moisturizer products vary based on manufacturers’ formulation but generally contain water, humectants, emollients and vitamins. They may also include an antimicrobial agent.

Therapeutic moisturizers are the second step in a comprehensive skin care protocol for the prevention of pressure ulcers including the process of cleansing, moisturizing and protecting vulnerable skin areas to prevent skin breakdown.

Skin care therapeutic moisturizers feature the following general performance properties and attributes:Features:
• Helps protect and heal chapped, chafed or cracked skin
• Helps relieve itching due to dry skin
• Helps prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL)

Therapeutic moisturizers are indicated for use for general purpose moisturizing, specifically on skin at risk of breakdown due to age, dryness, friction or diabetes.

Therapeutic moisturizers are contraindicated for use on deep or puncture wounds.

For external use only. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician. Always read manufacturer’s instructions and use according to directions.

Products

3M™ Cavilon™ Extra Dry Skin Cream

3M™ Cavilon™ Extra Dry Skin Cream is a moisturizing cream that softens rough, cracked, or scaly skin. Lipid-rich formula lasts for 24 hours.

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Aloe Vesta® Daily Moisturizer

Aloe Vesta® Daily Moisturizer is excellent for routine moisturizing and skin protection. Leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft and helps to relieve dry skin. Helps protect and prevent chafed, chapped, and cracked skin.

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AMERIGEL® Care Lotion

AMERIGEL® Care Lotion rehydrates and soothes dry, irritated skin with daily use. Fast absorbing formula with advanced micro-particle technology targets conditions beneath the skin's surface, such as dry skin due to diabetes. Fragrance-, dye-, and paraben-free.

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Atrac-Tain® Cream

Atrac-Tain® Cream is a moisturizing cream for extremely dry, scaly cracked skin and fissured heels that contains 10% urea and 4% AHA.

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Avosil® Scar Care Gel

Avosil® Scar Care Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory topical gel for scar treatment and prevention.

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Cardinal Health™ All Day Moisturizer Cream

Cardinal Health™ All Day Moisturizer Cream is an intensive, long-lasting cream-based moisturizer with dimethicone.

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Cardinal Health™ Hand and Body Lotion

Cardinal Health™ Hand and Body Lotion is a fragrance- and dye-free body lotion for everyday use.

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Cardinal Health™ Skin Conditioner

Cardinal Health™ Skin Conditioner is a lightweight moisturizer for the skin. Contains dimethicone.

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Cutimed® ACUTE

Cutimed® ACUTE is a urea-based foam mousse that rebalances skin moisture. To be applied by patients or their caregivers.

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DermaCerin™ Skin Protectant Moisturizing Cream

DermaCerin™ Skin Protectant Moisturizing Cream soothes dry, flaky skin. Safe for daily use, even on sensitive skin. Fragrance-free.

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