As we age, our skin changes. It becomes thinner, making it more susceptible to injury and changing the way our body reacts to temperature, pain, pressure and chemicals. It becomes less flexible and often sags. It heals half as quickly as before and becomes drier with visible cracks which harbour bacterial growth.
Products that provide this barrier film include:
People who have high blood sugars or ear higher quantities of sweets than normal, those with diabetes, or people who take prednisone type medications are more prone to this rash. Persons with an ostomy who wears a plastic pouch on their side – as most do – are also more prone to this. The plastic ostomy pouch along with the contents of the pouch increases the body heat and perspiration in this area during the warmer months.
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