Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment

Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment

Brand/Manufacturer: CALMOSEPTINE
  • FSA Approved

Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment is a multipurpose moisture barrier that temporarily relieves discomfort and itching. It contains calamine, zinc oxide, menthol and lanolin. Calmoseptine acts as a barrier to protect the skin and helps to heal skin irritations from incontinence, feeding tube leakage, scrapes, fecal or vaginal fistulas, wound drainage and diaper rash.

4 Reasons to buy Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment

  1. Protect and Soothes Skin
  2. Hepls Promote Healing
  3. Draw away Moisture
  4. Made in U.S.A


Price Guarantee

Item # Desc Pkg Price
0799-0001-05 1/8oz (3.5g), Individual Packet Each
0799-0001-05 1/8oz (3.5g) 5/Pack
0799-0001-05 1/8oz (3.5g) 12/Pack
0799-0001-05 1/8oz (3.5g), Individual Packet 144/Case
0799-0001-03 2.5oz (71g), Jar Each
0799-0001-03 2.5oz (71g), Jar 5/Pack
0799-0001-03 2.5oz (71g), Jar 12/Case
0799-0001-02 2.5oz (71g), Tube Each
0799-0001-02 2.5oz (71g), Tube 5/Pack
0799-0001-02 2.5oz (71g), Tube 12/Case
0799-0001-04 4oz (113g), Tube Each
0799-0001-04 4oz (113g), Tube 5/Pack
0799-0001-04 4oz (113g), Tube 12/Case

Calmoseptine Ointment Benefits

  • Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment keeps skin clean, moisturized and dry
  • Menthol has been shown to cause vasodilation, this may increase circulation to an area and aid in healing
  • Adequate pressure relief for bedridden and wheelchair bound patients
  • Mild antiseptic ingredients prevent secondary bacterial and fungal infections


When to use Calmoseptine Ointment?


  • Diaper rash in full-term infants through adults
  • Skin protection in incontinent adults
  • Relieves pain and helps promote healing
  • Skin protection around feeding and drainage tube sites
  • Protection for peri-wound skin
  • Pain and itch relief in Lymphedema and Venous stasis
  • Under compression therapy
  • Stage 1 pressure ulcers
  • Minor burns, cuts, scrapes
  • Skin folds, other moist areas subject to fungal infections
  • Perianal soreness and dermatitis
  • Insect bites
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Hemorrhoids


What to buy with Calmoseptine Cream


Calmoseptine Ingredients


  • Active Ingredients:
    • Menthol 0.44% (External analgesic/Anti-itch)
    • Zinc Oxide 20.6% (Skin protectant/Anorectal astringent)
  • Inactive Ingredients:
    • Chlorothymol
    • Calamine
    • Glycerin
    • Lanolin
    • Sodium bicarbonate
    • Phenol
    • Thymol in a suitable ointment base


How to apply Calmoseptine Barrier Cream?


In General: To Protect Intact or Injured Skin

  1. Cleanse the injured skin or area to be protected prior to application using a mild skin cleanser, normal saline or water.
  2. Pat dry, or allow to air dry.
  3. Apply a thin layer, 2-4 times daily, to the affected area, or as often as necessary to promote comfort and protection. A thick layer will not harm the patient, but it is not necessary and is often messy.
  4. When using Calmoseptine Ointment as a moisture barrier, it is not necessary to thoroughly remove the ointment from the skin with each diaper or dressing change. It is sufficient to cleanse and remove waste material, leaving a base layer of the ointment. 
  5. Reapply only where necessary.

Diaper Rash and Incontinence in Adults

  1. Gently clean the skin with a mild cleanser and/or water.
  2. Rinse with clean water.
  3. Pat the area dry with a clean towel or gauze.
  4. Apply a small amount of the Ointment to cover the area completely.
  5. Repeat after each bowel movement or when skin becomes wet with urine or drainage. It is not necessary to remove all of the Calmoseptine Ointment when soiling occurs.
  6. Simply cleanse soiled area and reapply the the Ointment where needed to provide complete protection.

Gastric, Jejunal, and Suprapubic Tube Sites

  1. Gently cleanse area with normal saline, mild skin cleanser or soap and water.
  2. Apply a thin layer of Calmoseptine Cream to the skin around the tube.
  3. If necessary to control drainage and protect clothing, cover the ointment with a drain sponge or other dressing.
  4. Twice a day application is usually sufficient. If the dressing becomes saturated, it should be replaced more frequently, not reinforced. A thick dressing holds the drainage against the skin and can make the problem worse.
  5. It is not necessary to remove all of the Calmoseptine Ointment with each dressing change. Simply wipe drainage away and reapply Ointment and dressing.

Skin Folds

  1. Cleanse area gently and pat or air dry. It is very important that the area is thoroughly dry.
  2. Apply a small amount of Calmoseptine Ointment.
  3. Spread thinly and rub in well.
  4. Reapply once or twice daily.

Peri-wound Skin

  1. Remove dressing and cleanse the wound as ordered. Use wound care solution to also cleanse drainage from the surrounding skin. Dry the skin. Avoid scrubbing or drying wound edges.
  2. Apply a thin layer of Calmoseptine Ointment to skin surrounding the wound.
  3. Cover the wound and wound edges with an appropriate dressing.Note: Tape will not adhere to areas covered with Calmoseptine Ointment so dressing must extend beyond those areas.

Post-Radiation Therapy

Calmoseptine Ointment contains zinc oxide so must be entirely removed before each radiation therapy treatment session. For this reason it is not advisable to use Calmoseptine Ointment while treatment is in progress, but it is very effective at protecting and soothing the discomfort associated with radiation burns post therapy.

  1. Gently cleanse the area if there is drainage or soil present.
  2. Apply a thin layer of Calmoseptine Ointment. Warming the tube in warm, not hot, water prior to application will soften the ointment and may make application gentler.
  3. The area may be covered with a soft dressing or left open to air, whichever is more comfortable to the patient. (Calmoseptine Ointment does not interfere with normal x-rays)

Rashes and Insect Bites

  1. Cleanse area and gently dry.
  2. Apply a thin layer of Calmoseptine Ointment to rash area, or dab a little on individual insect bites.
  3. Area may be covered with a dressing or bandage or left open to the air.

Weepy or Denuded Areas

Using stoma powder with Calmoseptine Ointment can help it adhere to weepy and denuded areas. This forms a very protective, somewhat absorbent barrier.

  • Cleanse the area using normal saline, water or wound cleanser.
  • Very gently pat the area dry with sterile gauze.
  • Apply a light dusting of stoma or karaya powder to the denuded area. This creates a dry surface to help the Calmoseptine Ointment stick to the wound. Gently dust off excess powder.
  • Gently place a layer of the Ointment over the powdered area.
  • Apply another light coating of the powder over the Calmoseptine Ointment.
  • It may be necessary to repeat, adding another layer so as to ensure that the wound is entirely covered.
  • Repeat after each bowel movement or diaper or dressing change. As in above applications, it is not necessary or advisable to remove all of the Calmoseptine Ointment each time. Simply cleanse the surface and reapply the ointment where necessary.


How to remove Calmoseptine Ointment?

From Skin: It is not usually necessary to entirely remove Calmoseptine  Ointment from the skin. Any soiled areas can be cleansed of soil leaving a thin layer of ointment. More Calmoseptine Ointment is then applied only where necessary. This minimizes trauma to the skin from the friction during cleansing. If it is necessary to thoroughly cleanse the ointment from the skin:


  1. Wipe with a clean dry cloth or gauze. Skin or wound cleansers with surfactants may also be used. Baby oil (mineral oil) and vegetable oil are excellent for quick removal.
  2. If skin is tender or fragile, or if stoma powder has been used and the ointment is crusted, patting or rubbing with oil (mineral, vegetable, or baby oil) will soften the ointment for easier removal.
  3. Any residual can then be removed with soap and water or a skin or wound cleanser.

From Objects: For solid objects like floors, vinyl, wood etc. Use mineral or baby oil applied to a cotton ball, pat until the Calmoseptine Ointment loosens enough to be removed with the cotton ball. Clean the oil.


  • For external use only
  • Not for deep or puncture wounds
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • If condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days, consult a doctor
  • In case of accidental ingestion contact a physician or poison control centre immediately

Allergic Reaction:

  • Although rare, the possibility of an allergic reaction is present if the patient is sensitive to any of the ingredients in Calmoseptine Ointment.
  • Common allergic reactions include itching, rash, or hives or increased area of rash compared to what was present in the area applied.
  • As in any allergic reaction, more severe symptoms such as extreme discomfort or difficulty breathing (anaphylaxis) could occur.
  • If condition worsens or does not improve in 7 days, discontinue use and consult a doctor.


Calmoseptine Ointment FAQ's


Q. How does Calmoseptine Ointment work so well?

Calmoseptine Ointment acts as a barrier to protects skin from moisture and irritating substances. This barrier function also helps protect the skin from drying out. In addition it has ingredients that help to draw moisture away from too moist or inflamed areas. Thus, it helps to maintain a healthy moisture balance for your skin.

Q. Can I use it on my baby?

Calmoseptine Ointment was originally developed for use on infants. We do not recommend that it be used on premature newborns.

Q. How often should I use Calmoseptine Ointment?

In adults and children Calmoseptine Ointment can be used as often as needed to provide protection and relief. On newborn infants under a month (neonates), we recommend using it only 4 times a day and not to cover more than 1/8th of the body.

Q. How much should I use each time?

It only takes a thin layer for Calmoseptine Ointment to be effective. In most cases, using too much will not cause any problems but it can be messy. Under ostomy appliances only a very small amount should be used and it must be rubbed in well. Add a small amount of stoma powder to make wafer adhere better.

Q. I have allergies. Can I use your ointment?

We have had very few reports of allergic reactions to Calmoseptine Ointment. It does not contain Latex or any "food products" such as nut, nut oils, wheat, gluten, fish oils or dairy derivatives. People with allergies to Lanolin or Menthol may react to it.

Q. Where can I safely use Calmoseptine Ointment?

Calmoseptine Ointment is formulated for use on intact or mildly damaged skin. We do not recommend using it in deep wounds nor on mucous membranes. However, many people have used it without problems on skin transitional areas, close to mucous membranes. These include on the lips, around the anus and around the vaginal opening in women. It should not be used in or around the eyes.

Q. Does the Ointment have an expiration date?

However, in no event shall the expiration date of the Ointment be less than 3 years.

Q. Can you put the Ointment on open wound?

Do not put on open or deep wounds, animal bites, infections, or very bad burns or cuts.

Q. Is Calmoseptine an Antifungal?

Calmoseptine is also a mild antiseptic which can help prevent secondary bacterial or fungal infections which means it fits right into your collection of first aid supplies.


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