How to Find the Best Solution for Red Irritated Skin

How to Find the Best Solution for Red Irritated Skin

“I care for my mom and use baby wipes to clean when changing her undergarments. Her skin has been a little red. Should I use something different? – B.H., Ann Arbor, MI

Dear B.H.,

At HDIS, we offer many wipes, washcloths, and skin creams that do a great job of cleaning and protecting skin. It’s important to take care of your mother’s fragile skin. If her skin is wet for prolonged periods of time, it could breakdown and sores could develop. Some products contain a barrier, which will help to seal out wetness and keep moisture away.

A great wipe you might try is our At Ease® Barrier Washcloths. These pre-moistened cloths are stronger and will clean, moisturize, AND protect all in one step. These cloths are hypoallergenic, gentle and non-irritating to soothe her skin.  They are pH-balanced, alcohol-free and fragrance-free.

If you’d prefer a separate skin protecting cream rather than an all-in-one washcloth, you may like Sween® Cream. Apply it after general cleaning and once you’ve blotted her skin dry. Sween Cream works well to sooth red, irritated skin and immediately helps restore dry, fragile skin that may be at risk of cracking. As we age our skin can become thinner and drier and it can crack more easily. Our best defense is to moisturize on a regular basis.

Whatever her skin care needs, you can be sure that our Customer Care Representatives will be happy to help you find the best product. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-2MY-HOME® (1-800-269-4663).