AmeriDerm PeriShield Skin Protectant Ointment
Caregiver–Aid offers customers a skin protectant cream for use by incontinence patients. The purpose of AmeriDerm PeriShield ointment is to treat rash and skin irritations caused by skin contacting adult diapers, briefs or pads, and by urine or stool. Perishield is an ointment which contains zinc oxide as the active ingredient. So using this cream will help protect skin by forming a barrier in the affected areas. AmeriDerm PeriShield comes in a tube of cream for use on the buttocks.
It is always best that you ask your doctor about regular use of PeriShield by the patient. Your doctor knows the patient, his/ her condition, and the medications that the patient takes regularly.
Applying PeriShield Skin Protectant
- It is best to use a fresh pair of disposable gloves when applying PeriShield. If the caregiver does not wear gloves, the caregiver should wash hands before and after application of PeriShield.
- Also, wash the area with a cloth or wipe, and dry the area. Rub the cream on gently.
- Users should keep the ointment out of eyes, nose, mouth, and off the hands of both the patient and the caregiver.
- Apply each time one changes the undergarment, or on an as-needed basis. Change soiled undergarments frequently.
- Store the tube at room temperature.
- Be sure to keep this product away from children, pets, and persons with cognitive disabilities.
- Tell the doctor about signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Most cases of diaper rash will clear up after a few days of treatment. It is important to remember that elderly adults are more vulnerable to infections due to a weakened immune system. So report serious symptoms to a doctor.
See a doctor if the following occurs:
Rash worsens, even after treatment;
Oozing, bleeding, or pus comes from the area;
Rash and fever;
The patient experiences burning or pain while urinating or during a bowel movement. Urinary tract infections are common and serious in elderly patients.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects. Try this effective ointment for diaper rash and skin irritation. Caregiver-Aid believes you will be satisfied and more comfortable.