Is your skin red, inflamed, or itchy from eczema or psoriasis?
Do you suffer from skin irritations due to urinary or fecal incontinence?
Do you have a wound, insect bite, minor burn, or scrape that needs attention?
You may benefit from using Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment if you are experiencing any of these skin issues. Over 80 years ago, Calmoseptine was created by a pharmacist to treat diaper rash in infants. Since then, the formula has relieved various other skin conditions. This multi-purpose moisture barrier helps heal and protect irritated and inflamed skin and is an excellent product to add to your first-aid kit.
Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment is a cost-effective option to temporarily relieve discomfort and itching and is available in the pharmacy without needing a prescription. It has been honored as being named the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Incontinence-Related Skin Protectant Product of 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report. This product is highly effective and has a long list of uses.
Uses of Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment
Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment is an over-the-counter skin protectant and barrier ointment found in the pharmacy that alleviates symptoms of many different skin conditions. Here are some of the most commonly reported uses of Calmoseptine for treating injured or exposed skin.
- Skin protection in incontinence for adults
- Diaper rash in infants and adults
- Minor burns, scrapes, and cuts
- Rectal itching from hemorrhoids or anal fissures
- Yeast infections*
- Stage I & II pressure ulcers
- Perianal soreness and dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis from Poison Ivy and Oak
- Protecting peri-wound skin
- Eczema and psoriasis relief
- Inside skin folds and other moist areas susceptible to fungal infection
- Insect bites
- Protecting skin around feeding tubes and drain tubes
- Compression therapy
*Using Calmoseptine for yeast infections has been effective compared to alternative products. Yeast infections can occur in skin folds, the vagina, penis, mouth, or nail beds. Symptoms may range from redness, itching, burning, scaling, cracks, and swelling.
It is critical to note that Calmoseptine is for external use only. It is not intended for deep or puncture wounds and should be kept out of the eyes and not in the reach of children.
Calmoseptine Ingredients and Their Benefits
Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment contains active and inactive ingredients that work to help relieve discomfort in irritated and inflamed skin conditions. These ingredients help balance the skin’s moisture to protect it from outside irritants while not drying it out.
- Zinc Oxide (20%) – Wounded cells absorb the zinc and use it to repair themselves.
- Menthol – Acts as a calming agent and helps with vasodilation to increase circulation and aid in healing
- Calamine – Works to relieve itching, pain, and discomfort of minor skin conditions and dries any oozing or weeping skin.
- Chlorothymol – A multi-purpose phenolic antiseptic to prevent secondary bacterial and fungal infections.
- Glycerin – Helps drain fluid away from inflamed tissue around the wounded site.
- Lanolin – A waxy substance that acts as a barrier to help keep the skin moisturized and helps the skin heal.
- Sodium Bicarbonate – Essentially baking soda, and acts as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic to help reduce itchiness, redness, and inflammation of the skin.
- Phenol – An organic compound that helps kill off bacteria and fungi.
- Thymol – Made from thyme oil, thymol kills bacteria and helps reduce inflammation and infection.
How to Use Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment
Steps for applying Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment for general purpose:
- Wash, rinse, and pat dry the area on the skin that you will be applying the ointment.
- Allow the area to dry and apply a thin layer of Calmospetine Moisture Barrier Ointment two to four times per day.
- If you are using a wound dressing, be sure that it extends beyond the ointment.
- If you are using an adhesive product, place the adhesive part on dry skin, as the ointment will prevent sticking.
For weeping or denuded areas:
- Cleanse the area with a wound cleanser or normal saline.
- Pat the area dry with sterile gauze.
- Apply a light dusting of stoma powder to the denuded area.
- Apply a thin layer of Calmoseptine over the stoma powder.
- Apply a second coating of stoma powder over the ointment.
- Repeat the steps above, alternating between stoma powder and ointment until the wound is entirely covered.
- After each bowel movement, diaper change, or wound dressing change, repeat the steps above.
Removing all of the barrier ointment between each change is unnecessary. Gently cleanse the surface and reapply the ointment to protect the skin and prolong comfort.
Steps for removing Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment
- Use a small amount of vegetable or mineral oil and soak a soft cloth.
- Gently rub the area of the skin where the ointment was applied.
- Repeat the steps above until the ointment is completely removed.
- Using a clean, damp cloth, wipe the area and pat dry.
Results of dramatic skin improvement have been documented when using Calmoseptine for incontinence-related skin issues, stomal procedures, pressure injuries, pre-and post-operative care, and chronic conditions. You can read numerous Calmoseptine testimonials HERE.
As with any medicated product, always consult your physician before use. You should consult your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve within one week.
We proudly carry Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment at Personally Delivered in various size options. If you need assistance ordering this or any other barrier ointments we carry, our Product Experts are just a phone call away and ready to help.