Urinary Catheter Lubricants

 
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Urinary Catheter Lubricants are an important part of every intermittent catheterization procedure. Also known as catheter lubricating jelly, they are a perfect blend of natural water-soluble gums that provide instant lubrication. They allow for easy insertion and removal of catheters. Catheter lubes come in different density levels, varying from watery to very dense. Most of them are sterile and therefore reduce the chance of urinary tract infections.

What is the need of Catheter Lubricant Jelly?

The process of catheter lubrication began when people realized that there is an easier and painless way to insert the catheter into the urethra. But using the right kind of lubricant for catheters became very important as an invasive kind of chemical would complicate things even more. Lubricating jelly for catheters help in the following ways -

  • Reduces the risk of trauma or pain during catheter insertion
  • Reduces friction which might result in injuries or rashes
  • Reduces pain
  • Helps in dilating the urethra.

Benefits of using Urinary Catheter Lubricants

  • Minimize friction during insertion
  • Dilate the urethra
  • Do not irritate tissues, skin or mucous membranes
  • Sterile catheter lubricants reduce the risks of urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Minimize the chances of urethral damage
  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Suitable for both men and women
  • Water soluble texture makes the cleaning process easier
  • Usually latex-free and stain-free

How do you lubricate a Catheter?

  1. Spread the lubricant on the tip of the urinary catheter.
  2. Put the other end of catheter over the toilet bowl or in the container to catch the urine.
  3. Slowly insert the urinary catheter into the urethra opening.
  4. Move the catheter in until urine begins to flow out.

Catheter Lubricants provide smooth and easy insertion and removal of urinary catheter during catheterization. At Health Products For You we offer a wide range of catheter lubricants in the form of tubes and packages. Choose from top manufacturers such as Cardinal Health, Chester Labs, Dynarex Corporation, Mckesson, Nycomed.


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