|::||Product Name:||Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment|
|::||Active Ingredients:||Menthol 0.44% - External analgesic / Anti-itch
Zinc Oxide 20.6% - Skin protectant / Anorectal astringent
|::||Inactive Ingredients:||calamine, chlorothymol, glycerin, lanolin, phenol,
sodium bicarbonate, and thymol in a suitable ointment base
|::||Packaging:||One plastic tube|
Product Number: 104
Calmoseptine ointment is approved by the FDA for use as a “skin protectant drug product”.
The FDA defines a skin protectant drug product as a product that “temporarily protects injured or exposed skin or mucous membrane surfaces from harmful or annoying stimuli and may provide relief to such surfaces”.”(FR Doc 03-13751/347.3 June 4, 2004)
The ingredients in Calmoseptine Ointment:
- Provide a physical moisture barrier, keeping feces, urine and wound drainage from intact and injured skin.
- Act as a counter-irritant, and temporarily relieve discomfort and itching from rashes, eczema, insect bites, and contact dermatitis such as poison ivy, oak and sumac.
- Menthol has been shown to cause vasodilation. This may increase circulation to an area and aid in healing.
- Mild antiseptic ingredients may help prevent secondary bacterial and fungal infections of the skin.
Users have reported that Calmoseptine Ointment is effective for:
- Incontinence of Urine or Feces
- Diaper Rash
- Feeding Tube Site Leakage
- Wound Drainage
- Minor Cuts & Scrapes
- Minor Burns and Irradiated Skin
- Fecal, Urinary and Vaginal Fistulas
- Moisture in Skin Folds
- Hemorrhoids and Anal Fissures
- Partial thickness wounds
How do I remove Calmoseptine ointment?
Removal of Calmoseptine from the skin:
It is not usually necessary to entirely remove Calmoseptine Ointment from the skin. Any soiled areas can be cleansed of soil leaving a thin layer of ointment. More Calmoseptine Ointment is then applied only where necessary. This minimizes trauma to the skin from friction during cleansing.
If it is necessary to thoroughly cleanse the ointment from the skin, Calmoseptine Ointment can be removed by wiping with a clean dry cloth or gauze. Skin or wound cleansers with surfactants may also be used.
If skin is tender or fragile, or if stoma powder has been used and the ointment is crusted, patting or rubbing with oil (mineral, vegetable, or baby oil) will soften the ointment for easier removal. Any residual can then be removed with soap and water or a skin or wound cleanser.
From Clothing or objects:
For solid objects like floors, vinyl, wood etc. Use mineral or baby oil applied to a cotton ball, pat until the Calmoseptine Ointment loosens enough to be removed with the cotton ball. Clean the oil.
For bedding & clothing Clorox ® 2 has been found to be useful