How to use InterDry

  1. Wash skin gently. Pat dry, do not rub.
  2. Cut the appropriate size of fabric with clean scissors, allowing a minimum of 2 inches of the fabric exposed outside the skin fold for moisture evaporation.
  3. Lay a single layer of fabric in the skin fold, placing one edge of the fabric into the base of the fold. Gently smooth the rest of the fabric over the skin, keeping it flat. Leave at least 2 inches of the fabric exposed outside the skin fold.
  4. Secure the fabric in one of several ways; with the skin fold, with a small amount of tape, or tucked under clothing.

When to Dispose: Each piece of InterDry may be used up to 5 days, depending on fabric soiling, odor, amount of moisture and general skin condition.

Removal: Remove the fabric before bathing and reuse when finished. When removing the fabric from skin folds, gently separate the skin fold and lift away fabric.

Helpful Tips

1. Creams or ointments may reduce InterDry’s moisture-wicking ability.

2. Leave at least two inches of fabric beyond the skin fold.

3. Average treatment time is five days.1

 

1 Multi-site Feasibility Study Using A New Textile with Silver for Management of Skin Conditions Located In Skin Folds. Theresa Henn, RN-CS, BSN, G/ANP, TLC, HealthCare Company, Tucson, AZ; Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, CS, FNP, Wound and Skin Care Consultant, Tucson AZ; Debra Smith, RN, Director of Nursing, Andover Village Retirement Community, Andover, OH; Barbara Viggiano, RN, WCC, HealthCare Company, Tucson, AZ; Debra Smith, RN, Director of Nursing, Andover VillageRetirement Community, Andover, OH; Barbara Viggiano, RN, WCC, HealthCare Company, Tucson, AZ