Zinc Oxide Paste Bandages
Trusted for decades to provide effective healing
The management of lower limb wounds and skin conditions can be stressful and uncomfortable for the individual and time-consuming for the clinician to manage. Chronic skin conditions, for example, eczema and dermatitis and leg ulcerations may occur frequently, affecting the well-being of sufferers. The journey to complete healing can be lengthy and challenging.
Zinc Oxide and Ichthammol applied topically in the form of medicated bandages and stockings can help to heal the wound and to relieve the symptoms of skin damage.
Ichthopaste Medicated Bandage contains 6.32% Zinc Oxide Paste and 2% Ichthammol to provide topical treatment to aid the healing of leg ulcers and dermatological skin conditions…
Viscopaste Medicated Bandage contains 10% Zinc Oxide Paste and is effective in the treatment of venous leg ulcerations, cellulitis and varicose eczema in addition to dermatological conditions…
Zipzoc is classified as a pharmaceutical product and is a Medicated Stocking containing 20% Zinc Oxide Paste. It is used widely to promote healing of lower limb wounds and skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis…
Zinc oxide paste bandages & stocking
for leg ulcers and skin conditions
Soothing and comfortable to wear over wounds and damaged skin
Help to relieve irritation breaking the itch-scratch cycle*
A cost-effective treatment which is easy to apply and remove
Improved healing rates may be achieved*
Suitable for use on all ages
The Anatomy of the Skin
The skin consists of different tissues that are joined to perform specific activities. It is therefore classed as an organ and is surprisingly the largest organ in the body.
The skin has three principle layers:
- Epidermis – the superficial, thinner portion which is composed of keratinised epithelial tissue and is attached to the deeper, thicker part below. This layer of the skin contains four or five sub-layers and is avascular. Oxygen and nutrients are supplied by the interstitial fluid from the dermis beneath.
- Dermis – composed of connective tissue (collagen and elastic fibres) which give it strength and it contains many of the appendages, such as hair follicles, sweat and scent glands. Blood vessels and nerve endings also run through the dermis.
- Subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) – consists of adipose tissue, a layer of fat which lies between the skin and underlying structures. It provides insulation, cushioning and an energy reserve with blood vessels which supply the vessels of the dermis.
Caring for your skin
Healthy skin is so important to all of us. Providing us with a strong barrier against irritation and potential infection, each layer consists of cells, water and fats, all of which help to maintain the integrity of the skin.
There are many things that we can do to improve the health of our skin including, protection from the sun, avoiding smoking and stress, having a great skin care routine and eating a well-balanced diet, all of which can delay premature ageing and prevent various skin problems, such as wounds or dermatological complaints. Unfortunately for some individuals, chronic skin complaints or lower limb ulcerations occur frequently, and this may require input from a healthcare professional.
ZIPZOC (zinc impregnated medicated stocking). Abbreviated prescribing information. Refer to summary of product characteristics before prescribing. Composition: A sterile rayon stocking impregnated with an ointment containing 20% Zinc Oxide. Each stocking (80cm x 7cm) contains about 41.5g of ointment. Therapeutic indications: Aid to the treatment of chronic leg ulcers and other associated skin conditions. Where chronic venous insufficiency exists, the medicated stocking can be used as a primary contact layer under compression bandaging or hosiery. Method of Administration: Because ZIPZOC is preservative free, it must be changed no less frequently than weekly. For topical application, ZIPZOC should be applied to cover the lower leg from the base of the toes to below the knee. All folds should be smoothed out. To protect clothing, a suitable outer bandage should be worn. If chronic venous insufficiency exists, ZIPZOC may be used as a primary contact layer under compression therapy and may be left in situ for one week, before re-application. Contra-indications: Arterial leg ulcers. Known hypersensitivity to zinc oxide or the excipients in the ointment. Special Warnings and Special Precautions: None known. Interactions: None known. Pregnancy and Lactation: There is no evidence to suggest ZIPZOC should not be used during pregnancy. Undesirable Effects: The skin of leg ulcer patients is easily sensitised to some topical medications. ZIPZOC contains no preservatives thereby reducing the risk of skin reactions. Reported reactions include, rash, erythema, itching and maceration of the wound edge. If the outer bandage is inappropriate or the medicated stocking is not changed with sufficient frequency it can cause the stocking to dry out. Excipients: Liquid Paraffin Ph. Eur. White Soft Paraffin BP. Incompatibilities: None reported. Shelf Life: 3 years. Storage: At or below 30 C. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children. Packaging: Polyethylene aluminium foil laminated pouches, each pouch containing a single medicated stocking. The outer carton will contain either 4 or 10 pouches. Legal Category: P Market authorization number: PL44616/0002 Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation: 01 October 2006 Date of revision of text: 26 October 2018 Trademark of Evolan Pharma AB Date of preparation: October 2018