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The 3 root causes of skin excoriation are:

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Cohesive® is SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to combat the 3 root causes of skin excoriation BETTER than any other seal and here is the proof…

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Irritants

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL IRRITANTS are one of the 3 major contributing factors to skin excoriation.


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All Seals create an occlusive dressing or complete physical barrier to stop irritants coming into contact with the skin.



BUT HOW DOES COHESIVE® WORK BETTER?

The minimal ingredients of Cohesive® make it even more skin friendly than other seals - patients are less likely to have an allergy to the ingredients as there are less of them!

Wetness

MOISTURE is one of the 3 major contributing factors to skin excoriation.

Although many believe maintaining skin pH to be a hugely important factor in preserving skin integrity, an extensive study of 1601 patients showed that skin wetness caused more significant dermatitis than a variation in skin pH (Berg, R.W et al).

All Seals will absorb moisture and form a gel.

BUT HOW DOES COHESIVE® WORK BETTER?

Eakin Cohesive® Seals have been SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to be the MOST moisture absorbing stoma seals available*.

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More durable seals do not absorb as much moisture and therefore do not adequately protect the skin against maceration and excoriation.

Faecal Enzymes

FAECAL ENZYMES in stoma output are one of the 3 major contributing factors to skin excoriation.

Seals form a gel which binds faecal enzymes preventing them from acting on healthy skin.

BUT HOW DOES COHESIVE® WORK BETTER?

Eakin Cohesive® Seals have been SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to consistently be the MOST effective seal at binding these enzymes and immobilising them*, hence making them less dangerous to the skin.

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* "Effect of a long life ostomy seal on faecal enzyme activity" by Dr Grace McGroggan, TG Eakin Ltd and Dr Lorraine Martin, Queens University, Belfast.