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Bedsores or pressure sores are ulcers that happen on areas of skin that are under pressure for a long time. Commonly found in people who are bed-ridden, immobile for long, unconscious or unable to sense pain. Constant pressure on a particular part of the skin like the buttocks, back, heel of the feet, shoulder blades, back of the head, sides of the knees and others, leads to the pressure injuries also called as decubitus ulcers. Reduction in blood supply for hours together in the skin and underlying tissues will result in death of the skin, followed by painful red spots that eventually turn purple. Such soreness of skin when left untreated will result in infections and can take months or years to heal.

Early signs of bedsores include:

  1. Part of the skin becoming discolored – people with pale skin tend to get red patches, while people with dark skin tend to get purple or blue patches
  2. An area of skin that feels cooler or warmer to the touch than other areas
  3. Swelling
  4. A patch of skin that feels warm, spongy or hard
  5. Pus like draining

People at risk of developing bed sores are - elderly, bedridden people or patient with mobility issues Typically following patients are at risk:

  1. Stroke/ Paralysis
  2. Patients on oxygen/ BiPap/ ventilator
  3. Post-surgical cases with limited mobility or on complete bed rest
  4. Neurosurgery
  5. Orthopedic patients (hip and spine surgery) on complete bed rest and/or with reduced mobility
  6. Terminally ill patients e.g. coma, patients on life support systems including ventilators etc.
  7. Bedridden patients or patients on wheelchairs
  8. Patients with long hospitalisation

Soreze is a skin protectant, soothing silicone gel made of silicone elastomers, polysiloxanes, starch and silicates made using patented ‘EPB (Elastomer Potentiated Barrier)’ technology.

Soreze forms a protective thin film of silicone within 30 seconds of its application on pressure prone areas. This film reduces friction on the skin and acts as a barrier between skin folds or between skin and clothing or bedding thus preventing bedsores. The friction reducing property of Soreze helps protects the skin while repositioning the patient which is an important aspect of bedsore prevention. Further, the thin film formed by Soreze is long-lasting, non-allergenic, water-repellent and breathable. Soreze not only makes skin smooth but also works well in presence of water, sweat or moisture.

Soreze should be used in any person who is at risk of developing bed sores or have seen redness/ discoloration of skin or any other early symptoms of bed sores in patients. The following category of people are at risk of developing bed sores hence Soreze should be started as a preventive measure in these cases:

  1. Completely bedridden
  2. Any person unable to move
  3. Anyone using a wheelchair for long duration
  4. Any conditions that warrants staying in the same position for a long time
  5. Paralysis
  6. Neuro or hip & spine surgery cases where patients are advised long-term bed rest
  7. Patients on life support systems such as ventilator or any other device that restricts patient’s mobility
  8. Elderly people with diabetes who are prone to skin infections

Soreze is dermatologically tested and is safe for daily use. We have tested it for biocompatibility as per US FDA guidelines and it is proven to be non-irritating and non-sensitizing. It does not contain any allergens or harmful chemicals or animal origin ingredients.

Yes, Soreze is safe to use in Children.

No, Soreze does not contain any drug so prescription is not required.

Yes, the ingredients are safe for use on all types of skin and on intimate areas. In fact, Soreze can be used for prevention of Incontinence associated dermatitis cause due to frequent use of adult diapers.

No, Soreze is preventative and not treatment of bed sore, do not apply on open skin or open wound. However, Soreze can be used in case of grade 1 bedsores where skin has started discoloration or there is redness, pain and discomfort on pressure prone areas.

Yes, Soreze will create a barrier film on skin areas affected due to redness or rashes or skin irritation and prevent it from developing into bedsore at the same time allowing the skin to rejuvenate.

No, Soreze is not a treatment for Bed Sores it helps in prevention. However, Soreze can be used in case of redness, irritation, pain, discomfort or itch skin as long as skin is intact. It creates a barrier film on skin areas affected due to redness or rashes or skin irritation and prevent it from developing into bedsore at the same time allowing the skin to rejuvenate. Do not apply on open skin or open or oozing wounds. Please consult your doctor if redness or rashes persist for more than 7 days or if wounds have formed.

Yes, Soreze can be used to prevent rashes due to extended use of wheelchairs. Apply it on wheelchair rash prone area 2-3 times daily.

Bed sores are caused by combination of pressure, friction and shear. Water mattress or air beds work on pressure redistribution or pressure reduction while Soreze works by reducing friction. Both complement each other’s action. Soreze protects skin from friction and shear while repositioning which is an important aspect of bedsore prevention or bed sore treatment.

No, the patient will still need air mattress or water bed or any other pressure releasing device because Soreze works on reducing friction and not on pressure redistribution or reduction. Soreze complements action of any pressure releasing device and has to be used along with such devices.

We suggest 2-3 times daily. Clean and dry the pressure prone area before applying Soreze. After application of Soreze, the thin film is not seen however it gives smooth feel on the skin.

Yes, It’s extremely safe. We recommend applying on intact skin and on pressure prone areas such as tail bone, heels, under knee, shoulder, back of head, buttocks, groin and peri-anal area etc.

Film formed by Soreze need not be removed, it automatically wears off. However, in case it has to be removed, it can be washed off with soap water or any other mild cleansers. Do not rub vigorously on pressure prone areas while washing or cleaning.

Soreze is non sterile gel. Do not use on open wounds or on oozing and crusting skin surfaces. Avoid direct contact with eyes or mucous membranes. If irritation occurs discontinue use and consult your doctor. Keep out of reach of children. Soreze is for external use only.

Adult Diaper Rashes or Diaper dermatitis or Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) is an inflammatory reaction of the skin around the diaper area. It is a result of multiple factors such as rubbing of diapers with skin or presence of excess moisture or prolonged skin contact with urine or faeces.

- Redness

- Patches of swollen skin or a large, continuous swollen area

- Warm and firm skin

- Skin injury 

- Pain or tenderness

- Burning sensation

- Itching

Patients with

  • Urinary or feacal incontinence

  • Reduced mobility or activity

  • History of rashes 

  • Vascular damage due to diabetes, oedema etc.

  • Sensory impairment

  • Increased skin humidity (due to incontinence or perspiration)

  • Reduced consciousness

  • Over 65 years old

  • Malnourished/dehydrated

Amaterasu's Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel contains Calendula oil, Lavender oil, Patchouli oil, Calamine, and Vitamin E in Silicone elastomers. 

Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel acts by forming a protective skin barrier film that inhibits direct contact between skin and diapers, thereby not only preventing the rubbing of diapers with the fragile skin but also protecting the underlying skin from harmful effects of urine and feacal contaminants, providing much-desired skin protection. This barrier film is breathable, long-lasting, water repellent and reduces friction on the skin.

Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel should be used by any person who is at risk of developing adult diaper rashes or have seen red patches on skin or any other early symptoms of diaper rash in patients.

Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel is dermatologically tested and is safe for daily use. It is tested for biocompatibility as per US FDA guidelines and it is proven to be non-irritating and non-sensitizing. It does not contain any allergens or harmful chemicals or animal origin ingredients

No, Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel does not contain any drug or medicine so prescription is not required.

Yes, it is safe for intimate areas.

Yes, Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel is meant to be used in such conditions. Upon its application on such areas, it will not only protect the skin but prevent development of infection or any other complications. Its wound healing and emollient property helps the skin to rejuvenate.

Ensure application every time the diaper is changed or anytime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged.

Film formed by Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel need not be removed, it automatically wears off. However, in case it has to be removed, it can be washed off with mild soap water or any other mild cleansers. Do not rub vigorously while washing or cleaning.

Avoid direct contact with eyes or mucous membranes. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult your doctor. Keep out of reach of children. Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel is for external use only.

  Yes, if the wounds are due to adult diaper rashes and related wounds but not bed sores.

Yes, it can be used BUT you don’t require those products if you are using Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties that some medicated powders provide. And it also has emollient properties that coconut oil or petroleum jelly provides. Further Silicone elastomers in it helps reduce friction that talcum powder does. So, Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel has all properties in one gel.

Only a small quantity is required for forming an effective and long-lasting barrier film. Peanut size of gel will spread uniformly on approximately 5 sq. inch area i.e., almost equivalent to our palms.

Yes, Soreze Adult Diaper Rash is a perfect remedy for the same. Clean and dry the skin fold area and apply a small quantity of gel to cover the entire skin fold area. It will not only treat rashes between the skin folds but also prevent rashes from happening again.

Reach out to us for any other specific queries.