How to Apply a Condom CatheterDoug
Do Condom Catheters Need Additional Adhesive
Condom catheters use a thin layer of adhesive to create a strong, yet skin safe bond to the skin. This helps to prevent any leakage, along with allowing the device to stay secure during movements over long time periods. Self-adhesive condom catheters are packaged with an adhesive layer out of the box, while non-adhesive condom catheters require adhesive to be applied before wearing. Although self-adhesive don’t require additional adhesive, more adhesive can help keep the device securely in place.
Skinister Medical Adhesive is a silicone based, medical grade adhesive. It is designed specifically for adhering silicone-based devices the skin. Medical Devices and Condom Catheters designed to utilize an acrylic adhesive might not achieve strong bonds using Skinister Medical Adhesive. Contact a Skinister Medical customer support representative if you have questions about your device.
Applying Condom Catheters Using Skinister Medical Adhesive
Skinister Medical Adhesive may be applied around the tip of the condom catheter to help secure it to the penis. Avoid adding adhesive near the middle of the catheter, as this could interrupt the user’s urinary flow. The best area of the condom catheter to add Skinister Medical Adhesive will depend on the model of the device, along with the preference of the wearer. Skinister Medical suggests following the instructions of the device and your doctor, along with adding adhesive in places where adhesive has already been added.
After deciding where to apply Skinister Medical Adhesive to your condom catheter, proceed with adding a thin, even layer in the desired location. Apply adhesive to the device, avoid applying adhesive directly to the skin. Allow 5 minutes for the adhesive to dry and become tacky. This is important to create a sufficient bond to your skin. After 5 minutes, apply the condom catheter as the device’s instructions indicate.
After the device is put in place, further adhesive strength can be achieved by firmly holding the condom catheter against the skin for several minutes. The desired adhesive strength will depend on the user, and we suggest starting with less strength initially, especially with sensitive skin.
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Removing Condom Catheters Using Skinister Medical Adhesive
Removing any adhesive from the skin can create discomfort. If the removal instructions provided by your condom catheter device create discomfort, we suggest using our Skinister Medical Adhesive Remover to assist in the removal process. Skinister Medical Adhesive Remover is optional and will depend on the user’s preference.
Peel back the edge of your device until you begin to feel discomfort. Then, spray a layer of Skinister Adhesive Remover where your device is still attached to the skin. Gently work the adhesive remover into the area and continue peeling off the device. Continue this until the condom catheter has been fully removed. Rinse and clean the area of any left over adhesive and adhesive remover residue.
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