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I think the creams seem to keep the area too wet, so healing doesn't take place.

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If you are talking about the spray used in place of "bottom cream" for sore bottoms, they are using it on my Dad in the hospital for his sore bottom resulting from the horrible corrosive diarrhea he got from the multiple strong antibiotics he is on. It works a treat, and is easy on him, as no rubbing sore places involved. I highly recommend it for that particular purpose.
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Has a med that is also used for eczema been tried? 0ne that I like is Clobetasol - ointment type. Cream type wipes off the body too easily.
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I found that cleaning the area well first, whether skin was tender/broken or intact, helped. Believe it ir not, shaving cream does a much more thorough job than many other cleaning items. You can tell by using your current cleaner, then using shaving cream. The residue can be quite eye-opening.

As for barrier creams, I found Calmoseptine to be the most effective, especially when generously applied.

My Dad was bed-ridden for 6 months before he passed at the age of 101. Before that, he virtually lived in a lift chair, so he was sedentary 99.9% of the time. He had a couple of tender spots, but no bedsores, through the years he allowed me/home aide to help him.
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No, but I have used Colloidal Silver Gel and that heals! I like the Silver Miracles brand, found on Amazon. It healed a pressure sore on my DH's butt when nothing else worked. And it dries quickly. Just FYI, it will also take down a blister!

On my DH, after I healed his sore, I used Selan Silver Cream but for myself I like Peri-Guard.

None of the baby diaper rash creams worked for DH, too heavy.
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Teri4077 Oct 17, 2019
RayLin, I always find your posts very helpful. My mom doesn't have bed sores as she's not confined to bed. But she gets yeast rashes on the front below where her belly hangs down and soreness in the perianal area due to frequent diarrhea. What would you recommend for each? thanks! Teri
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Are you using A&D ointment or some other barrier cream? A&D works better than the "barrier creams" sometimes offered by hospital or rehab facility.
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Using a spray? Think about how cold that would be.
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Countrymouse Oct 18, 2019
It's a pump action spray, not an aerosol, I think - so the contents should come out at ambient temperature. Otherwise, brrrrrrrrr!!!!! - you'd jump out of your skin!
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Barrier cream or spray should not be used on a wound, unless a Doctor or wound care specialist has recommended it.
Some wounds need moisture to heal some need to dry out.
But if you are talking about a wound that has developed from a rash due to irritation from urine or fecal matter then you should discuss how to proceed with a doctor or nurse as to how the best way to heal then prevent further issues.

Personally I always did a mixture of barrier cream that contained zinc with A&D it was smoother going on as the barrier creams that contain zinc are very heavy and thick.
I never rubbed it on I patted it on so the coating was light and there was no pulling of the skin from trying to smear the ointment on.
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It sounds like you might be talking about an ostomy. We have always used barrier wipes. But after applying it you do have to “fan” the skin for just a minute to let it dry a bit. Of course, after it dries, it does remain a bit tacky or sticky.
I found it helpful to contact supply companies and ask to speak to an ostomy nurse for guidance. They were most helpful in guiding me on mom’s ostomy care, particularly as her dementia worsened. The ostomy nurse in particular could understand the issues with both the ostomy and the dementia. There are also online ostomy support groups where this sort of thing is discussed (what products have serve folks best-not so much the dementia aspect).
Wishing you the best. It can be a tough road. We’re here for you.
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What sort of wound are you talking about and what is the timescale. There is a time for wet and a time for dry during the healing process.
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