Moisture-Associated Skin Damage
Moisture-Associated Skin Damage
Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) is a type of skin inflammation and erosion that is caused by prolonged exposure to moisture, such as sweat, urine, stool, saliva, mucous, wound drainage, and the likes. When moisture is held for too long against the skin, it triggers the inflammatory stage of a wound, which ultimately creates a breeding ground for bacteria. Maceration may occur (the skin may soften, swell, and wrinkle) and the skin becomes weak. Having MASD means that an individual is at risk for infection.
Treating MASD requires diligent infection control and inflammation relief in order to avoid skin breakdown. Once you have inflamed, damaged skin, it is a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus, making the healing process hard to achieve. Having an effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal is key. That is where Terrasil comes in. The active Benzethonium Chloride is powered by our Activated Minerals®, which facilitates rapid elimination of bacteria and fungus.
It is important to have an anti-inflammatory. Natural beeswax has natural anti-inflammatory properties, and is one of Terrasil’s key ingredients. Terrasil also features Jojoba seed oil, which is a very effective oil-based moisturizer. Due to its unique properties, Jojoba oil has been used to help support the healing of a wide range of common skin conditions. When applied to dry skin, Jojoba oil forms a long-lasting moisture seal that continues to soften and restore over time. Jojoba oil also has tremendous soothing properties, making it ideal for application to highly irritated areas.
Here are the types of MASD that can benefit quickly with use of Terrasil Skin Repair Ointment:
Periwound Moisture-Associated Dermatitis
Periwound is the area immediately surrounding wounds. During the inflammatory stage of wound healing, exudate (fluid/drainage) is produced. Excessive amounts of exudate may cause the periwound skin to become macerated and in some cases, break. This pooling of fluid can cause irritation, itching, burning, and pain, and create a breeding ground for bacteria. Wounds that may typically cause this type of MASD include diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, and third-degree burns.
Peristomal Moisture-Associated Dermatitis
Peristomal Moisture-Associated Dermatitis affects individuals who have been fitted with an ostomy bag. During the pouching process, solid skin barriers are placed around the stoma to protect the skin from leakage. However, too much moisture can be an issue, and the barriers may not properly absorb the excess. The moisture typically comes from urine, stool, sweat, wound drainage, and other sources of fluid, and create a breeding ground for bacteria.
Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis is a chemical irritation that results from urine or stool coming in contact with skin. Ammonia and enzymes can interfere with the acid mantle of the skin, causes damage and leading to skin breakdown. It is a common condition for individuals who may not have toileting ability.
Intertriginous Dermatitis is caused by moisture being trapped in skin folds. The moisture is typically sweat, but could even be caused by excess water from bathing/swimming, or drool. Trapped microbes may lead to a breeding ground for bacteria within the folds, and can cause itching, pain, or burning. Risks include obesity, poor hygiene, malnutrition, diabetes mellitus, and urinary and fecal incontinence.
terrasil® Skin Repair Ointment guards against bacterial infection while promoting rapid healing. If you have symptoms that resemble MASD, do not self-diagnose or treat without consulting a medical professional.
Rapid Treatment for Moisture-Associated Skin Damage
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‡ Expected product performance is based on customer experiences, as stated in customer feedback submitted over a seven-year period (as of September 4, 2012). The most reported period of time to see improvement is 1 day. * Based on bacterial viability assay testing performed using a Becton Dickinson FACSCalibur™. Products tested were Bacitracin and triple antibiotic ointment.