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The importance of peristomal skin health in ostomy care can't be overstated. The condition of this skin greatly affects how well the skin barrier can adhere, as well as the general comfort and well-being of patients living with a stoma. Maintaining healthy peristomal skin from the start is the ultimate goal.
Our newest skin barrier is infused with ceramide, the skin's naturally occurring protection against dryness. The CeraPlus skin barrier is designed to maintain adhesive properties, and features a formulation infused with ceramide to help:
* Remois is a technology of Alcare Co., Ltd.
One role of the skin is to provide a barrier between the internal structures of the body and the external environment. This function is performed by the peripheral layer of the skin, the epidermis. The epidermis is comprised of five different layers: the stratum corneum, stratum lucidum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum, and the stratum basale. The outermost layer, the stratum corneum, is responsible for protecting underlying tissue from infection, dehydration, chemicals and mechanical stress.
The Stratum Corneum
The stratum corneum is comprised of cells called corneocytes which are embedded in an intracellular matrix of proteins and lipids. Any outside substance must penetrate through a tortuous path between the intercellular matrix and corneocytes. In addition, the stratum corneum prevents the escape of water through the skin helping the skin to stay well hydrated, healthy, and supple.
The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.
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