When To Use Ilex
Ilex can be used for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of skin irritations and excoriations due to:
- Skin irritation and breakdown caused by urinary and faecal incontinence. Ilex provides an effective barrier against the devastating effects of urine and faeces. Ilex contains no alcohol and will adhere to denuded weeping tissues, without discomfort to the patient. Ilex is especially effective for paediatric patients where systemic absorption of toxic substances, such as alcohol, is contraindicated.
- For Ileoanal pouch and Hirschprung’s patients; for protection in the perianal region.
- G-tube placements; Ilex has proven to be a valuable asset in treating and preventing irritations resulting from G-tube placements. Ilex protects the skin against gastric acids, and enzymes commonly associated with these procedures.
- Faecal fistula.
- Surgical and traumatic wounds with drainage, causing dermal irritation and skin breakdown.
- Ilex can be used to maintain prescribed topical medications to wounds to form an occlusive dressing, while providing a moist healing environment.
- Protection of the peristomal skin directly around a faecal or urinary stoma, at the area of clearance between the stoma wafer and the appliance.
- Minor burns.
- Should any signs of irritation or redness appear or persist please consult your healthcare professional.
- Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
- Ilex by its nature adheres well to moist tissue and forms an effective barrier. To protect delicate skin we recommend a layer of petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline) over the top of the ilex to prevent the outer surface sticking to clothing or other material.
- To avoid skin damage when removing ilex, Mineral or baby oil can be used