Purpose: This prospective, non-blinded open-label case series evaluated the effectiveness of two combination product skin care regimens used on subjects in two long-term care facilities: #1 body wash and moisture barrier cream (n=9) for IAD and #2 a 2-in-1 cleanser and antifungal cream (n=9) to treat perineal fungal infection.*
Method: The sample included 11 females and 7 males affected by moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) such as erythema, maceration, denuded or irritated unbroken skin, or perineal fungal infection. Average subject age was 77.2. Regimen #1 or #2 was used for a two-week period. Investigators assessed incontinence-associated dermatitis prevalence and severity at enrollment, day 7 and day 14 utilizing the IAD Skin Assessment Tool . Between assessments, facility staff followed the assigned protocol.
Results: Enrollment IAD scores for subjects using regimen #1 ranged from 1-8 (mean=5.0). For those using regimen #2, scores also ranged 1-8 (mean=4.89). At week 1, scores in regimen #1 ranged from 0-7 (mean = 3.0); in regimen #2 from 0-7 (mean = 3.11). At week 2 scores ranged from 0-4 (mean = 1.67) for regimen #1 subjects and 0-5 (mean = 1.56) for regimen #2 subjects. Subjects demonstrated an average 67.4% decrease in IAD score from enrollment to 2 weeks. All subjects improved or completely resolved as evidenced by scores reported on the IAD Skin Assessment Tool.
Conclusion: Using these skin care regimens designed to work as a system, provides effective skin protection to improve and prevent worsening of IAD and help treat fungal infections in the perineal area.
*Kendall Body Wash & Shampoo, Moisture Barrier Cream, 2-in-1 Cleanser, Anti-fungal Cream