FreeDerm: A Better Adhesive RemoverWCRS
If you or a loved one are currently using a VAD device, like a catheter, you may have experienced some difficulties with the adhesive side of the things. You may have had issues like skin tearing, rashes, or allergies due to using an adhesive for catheter on a daily basis.
Now, some people simply clean the adhesive residue with water, while some prefer an adhesive remover because of its efficiency and convenience. But many people who use these removers don’t realize that most of these products contain several harmful chemicals like Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), latex, and alcohol.
CFCs are extremely dangerous hydrocarbons that are causing the Earth’s ozone layer to be depleted. Commonly found in solvents, aerosol sprays, and refrigerants (like Freon), CFCs are also used by many medical manufacturers to make adhesive remover sprays and solutions.
This is why FreeDerm has emerged as the most popular adhesive remover among healthcare professionals and caretakers: FreeDerm doesn’t contain any CFCs, latex, or alcohol.
If you are allergic to latex, or you suffer from skin-related issues such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and so on, FreeDerm might be the safest option for you.
Why choose FreeDerm Adhesive Remover
FreeDerm is made using a proprietary formula that contains absolutely no alcohol, latex, or CFCs.
Let’s talk a bit about why these 3 ingredients must be avoided:
Alcohol: Many women love using certain skincare products, like toner and moisturizer, which leave a cooling, fresh sensation on their skin. They don’t realize that this is due to the alcohol content which makes their skin dry and dehydrated in the long run.
The adhesive remover wipes and sprays that contain alcohol may seem nice on the skin because they give a refreshing and “tight” sensation, but they actually damage your skin’s protective barrier and could lead to breakouts.
VAD patients who are already suffering from dry, itchy, or swollen skin around their VAD device, may make their problem worse by using an alcohol-based adhesive remover.
Latex: According to the FDA, 1-6% of the total population is allergic to latex. And if you weren’t born with this allergy, you can develop it over time by being exposed to it on a continuous basis.
Many VAD patients complain of adverse skin reactions from using latex-based products. These symptoms include rashes, inflammation, and respiratory problems as well. In rare cases, some patients can even go in anaphylactic shock. It’s recommended that you use a latex-free formula like FreeDerm to remove your adhesives.
CFCs: Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are chemicals used in refrigerants, aerosols, fire extinguishers, etc. Even though they are banned now in many countries, a lot of manufacturers still use them to make medical equipment.
Exposure to CFCs can cause headaches, light-headedness, irregular heartbeat, weakened immune system, and even skin cancer. So, look out for CFCs while reading the label of potential adhesive removers and other medical supplies.
Be Safe – Choose FreeDerm
Our caring medical team at Wound Care Resources Sales (WCRS) always requests our patients to research every medical and healthcare product before buying. It’s crucial to know exactly what you are putting on your skin.
By choosing FreeDerm adhesive remover, you can take out all the guesswork because it is gentle enough to use on babies! FreeDerm contains no latex, alcohol, CFCs, or HFCs, making it the safest way to remove your adhesives. Call us at 855-400-2433 to know more.