Are you interested in keeping up-to-date on the available catheter and ostomy supplies available on the market today? At 180 Medical, we believe that educating and informing customers is a great way to make sure you know all of your options, so we love to share the scoop on what makes some of the many products we carry so great. Today, find out a little more about a product just for ostomates: Eakin Cohesive® Seals.
What Are Eakin Cohesive® Seals?If you ever find yourself having issues with leakage around your stoma with your normal skin barriers, this product might be a good option for you!
These moldable, moisture-absorbing rings can be manipulated into a various shapes to accommodate for just about any size of stoma. The Eakin seals may be a great addition to your ostomy pouching system, because they act as a sort of putty to fill in any possible gaps between your skin surrounding the stoma and your pouch, thereby reducing the possibility of embarrassing leaks from your ostomy system.
What Are Some of the Features?Eakin Seals with Cohesive® technology offer a variety of helpful benefits and have some unique features you may want to know about, including:
- Moldable to the precise fit of your unique stoma
- Prevents leaks and offers skin protection
- Absorbs more moisture than other stoma seal*
- Alcohol-free (so it won't sting your skin)
- Resistant to fungal growth
- Increased wear-time
- Very skin-friendly, even for those with sensitive or already damaged skin
- Resistant to drying out
- Does not lose its stickiness -- in fact, the more you handle it, the better
- Does not expire
- May be broken or cut and rejoined to fit around more difficult sites
- Forms a gel that protects the skin
- Can be used with all skin barriers and pouching systems
- Especially great for those with flush or retracted stomas
- Suitable for all types of ostomies, including an ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy
What Are the Size Options?The Eakin seals come in four main varieties, as shown below. You can also contact one of our Ostomy Specialists to help you determine the right size for your individual needs.
How Do You Use Eakin Cohesive® Seals?
You can also find helpful step-by-step instructions here.
To try a sample or to find out more about this great product, give us a call to speak with one of our highly trained Ostomy Specialists, who will be happy to help you with finding the right ostomy supplies for your needs as well as verify your insurance to determine how the Eakin Cohesive® Seals are covered on your policy.
*"Effect of a long life ostomy seal on faecal enzyme activity" by Dr Grace McGroggan, TG Eakin Ltd and Dr Lorraine Martin, Queens University, Belfast
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Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 7 years. Her current job title is Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.