Fragile skin

Fragile skin

Products for fragile skin

Sensitive, fragile skin can afflict anyone, and generally fragile skin is most common in newborns and in the elderly. There are other, specific conditions that can cause skin fragility as well, such as eczema and psoriasis. At the extreme end of the spectrum of skin fragility, there is epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a hereditary skin disease that is also accompanied by a host of other symptoms.

Fragile skin is prone to various skin problems and symptoms, which can range from outbreaks, such as itching, rashes, dryness and peeling, to more extreme effects, such as tearing.

Elderly people who suffer from extremely fragile skin, which can occur naturally as a result of the aging process, are likeliest to experience skin tearing; however, people with many different skin problems and diseases may also experience similar problems.

The skin surrounding the wound is often even more sensitive than otherwise fragile skin, which should be considered when selecting treatments and dressings.

Recommended products

MepilexExudation Level: Medium

A foam dressing suitable for a wide range of wounds like venous leg ulcers,...

Mepilex AgExudation Level: Medium

Mepilex Ag is a foam dressing for medium-exuding chronic or acute wounds...

Mepilex BorderExudation Level: High

An all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimize patient pain and wound trauma...

Mepilex Border AgExudation Level: High

An all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing designed for medium to high-exuding...

Mepilex Border FlexExudation Level: High

An all-in-one foam dressing designed for challenging areas of the body....

Mepilex Border HeelExudation Level: High

An all-in-one foam dressing specifically designed to fit the heel. Its...

Mepilex Border LiteExudation Level: Low

A thin all-in-one foam dressing with Safetac designed to create an optimal...

Mepilex Border SacrumExudation Level: High

An all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimize patient pain and trauma...

Mepilex Border Sacrum AgExudation Level: High

An all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing designed for medium-to-high exuding pressure...

Mepilex HeelExudation Level: Medium

A shaped foam dressing, designed for heels and typically used on pressure...

Mepilex Heel AgExudation Level: Medium

Conforms well to the heel, preventing exudate from pooling and causing...

Mepilex LiteExudation Level: Low

A thin foam dressing for low-exuding acute and chronic wounds. With Safetac,...

Mepilex TransferExudation Level: Medium

Mepilex Transfer allows the exudate to move vertically into a secondary...

Mepilex Transfer AgExudation Level: High

A "multi-benefit" transfer dressing designed for low-to-high exuding wounds...

Mepilex XTExudation Level: Medium

Foam dressing to take control of a wide range of exuding wounds 

Mepitac

With high conformability and easy application and removal – Mepitac ensures...

MepitelExudation Level: Low

A gentle, effective wound contact layer with Safetac. The open mesh design...

Mepitel OneExudation Level: Low

A gentle, yet effective wound contact layer with Safetac. The open perforated...

SlinkyExudation Level: Medium

Polyamide and cellulose contour bandage BP Slinky is a high-quality conforming...

Tubifast with 2-Way Stretch Technology

The world’s first and only lightweight elasticated tubular bandage with...

Epaderm Cream

A 2-in-1 cream that can be used as a skin cleanser and an emollient. In...

Epaderm Ointment

A 3-in-1 product that can be used as an emollient directly on the skin,...

Product how-tos

How to use Mepilex
How to use Mepilex

Always clean the wound prior to applying a dressing. The dressing should...

How to use Mepilex Border Heel
How to use Mepilex Border Heel

Application video for Mepilex Border Heel.

How to use Mepilex Border Sacrum
How to use Mepilex Border Sacrum

Always clean the wound prior to applying a dressing. The dressing should...

How to use Mepilex Lite
How to use Mepilex Lite

Always clean the wound prior to applying a dressing. The dressing should...

How to use Mepilex Transfer
How to use Mepilex Transfer

Always clean the wound prior to applying a dressing. The dressing should...

How to use Mepilex XT
How to use Mepilex XT

Always clean the wound prior to applying a dressing. Mepilex XT should...

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The aim of this study was to compare dressings with Safetac with dressings...

Radiotherapy-induced skin damage

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In vitro study: Correlation of silver release...

Study of the relationship between silver release and antimicrobial effect...