Kerodex® Barrier Creams
What is Kerodex ® Barrier Cream ?
A topical formulation applied to the surface of the skin as a physical barrier to irritants therefore preventing and providing protection from occupational skin disorders (OSDs), contact dermatitis and/or work-related eczema (WRE). It forms a protective film on the skin and shields against irritation, efficiently & conveniently. It is said to act like an invisible glove to guard the hands and skin.
Types of Barrier Creams?
Water Soluble Barrier Creams
Effective against substances not involving aqueous solutions. It dissolves with sweat and heavy friction. Protection lasts 3 hours under normal conditions and gets pushed out by hydrostatic pressure.
Water Repellent Barrier Creams
Effective against substances involving aqueous solutions and liquids. It does not dissolve with sweat and friction. Protection lasts 3 hours under normal conditions and gets pushed out by hydrostatic pressure.
Need for a Barrier Creams
Skin is the largest organ of the human body. Contact dermatitis is one of the most common chemically induced occupational illness. Workers who are in constant contact with one or more harmful substances (see ISI chart) need to be protected. Once damaged, skin becomes vulnerable and carries germs even after washing. In addition washing with regular soap does not help remove many synthetic chemicals and so it is ineffective. Strong soaps and detergents can also cause skin disorders.
When our skin is exposed to harsh chemicals it leads to chemical burns, fissured eczema, oil acne, acid burns, eczematous eruptions, inflammation, lesions, sores, burns & boils that are not only ugly but also painful. Deteriorating condition of hands, skin getting hard, cracked and dry abrasions caused by constant friction.
Skin Irritation can be Caused by:
Alkalies, Solid waste, Bio medical waste, Laundry dirt, Grease, Degreasing agents ,Mineral oil, Diesel, Kerosene, Air turbine fuel, Cutting oil, Dyeing and bleaching solutions, Trichloroethylene, Solvents, Thinner, Coolants.