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Male External Catheter

Male External Catheter Troubleshooting: Sizing Importance

When using a male external catheter, it is important to use the correct size and to practice proper preparation to prevent leaking and skin damage.

Aimee Sharp
Skin Care for Ostomies

Skin Care for Ostomies | New Ostomates

Skin care for ostomies around the stoma not only eliminates itching, damaged skin, and possible candida, it helps the wafer stick to the skin better. 

Laura Cox
skin care for new ostomates

Skin Care for New Ostomates Video

We discusses skin care for new ostomates. Skin care is important because the quality of the skin is related to the integrity of the ostomy seal.

Laura Cox
Feeding Tube

Skin Care and Your Feeding Tube

The skin around your child's feeding tube requires extra attention. Protect this area, called the stoma site, with daily care and monitoring.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Vitamin D

Vitamin D and Your Skin

Your body uses UVB exposure from sunlight absorbed by your skin to make vitamin D. Experts recommend 5 to 30 minutes of sunlight exposure.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
feeding tube

Feeding Tube Site Care 101

Stoma site problems are the most common complications associated with a feeding tube. Regular assessment of the site is the key to prevention!

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Skin Protection

3 Vital Tips for Skin Protection

This July, Shield HealthCare is celebrating UV Safety Awareness Month. Summer is a wonderful time to...

Dylan Kawaa
Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis

Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD)

Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD), commonly known as "diaper rash," is the clinical manifestation of moisture-related skin damage. It occurs when...

Paul Leary
Clean the skin around the stoma

How To Clean the Skin Around the Stoma

People with ostomies need to take special care of the stoma and surrounding skin. See these answers to the most commonly asked questions about stoma care.

Laura Cox

Incontinence and Skin Care

Skin care management is critical for people suffering from incontinence. Poorly managed incontinence...

Gina Flores