Medline Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant

Brand/Manufacturer: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES
Item # Desc Pkg Price
MSC093005 0.5gm Ampule $0.37
MSC093001 0.5gm Ampule $1.89
MSC093005 0.5gm Ampule $3.68

Medline Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant is a non-cytotoxic cyanocrylate film barrier that protects the skin from the effects of friction and moisture that can cause maceration. Marathon reacts with the moisture and skin surface to create a strong film that is thicker and more durable than most liquid skin protectants and stays on the skin until the dead cells shed off naturally. Marathon Skin Protectant bonds to the skin surface and integrates with the epidermis as the cyanoacrylate polymerizes at the molecular level while supporting the natural integrity of the skin.

Why choose Marathon Skin Protectant?

  • Latex-free
  • Sterile
  • Minimizes friction 
  • Protects from moisture
  • Fast drying and breathable
  • Robust, flexible and long-lasting

Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant Features

  • Can be used on intact or damaged skin
  • Protects from moisture (urine, exudate, sweat, and other bodily fluids) that can cause maceration
  • Non-stinging, contains no solvents or activators
  • Marathon shows greater protective capabilities than 3M Cavilon against corrosive fluids (synthetic urine) and wash-off
  • Minimizes friction and reduces the risk of developing skin tears
  • Marathon Skin Protectant creates a strong physical barrier against abrasive forces
  • Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant also recommended for damaged skin to protect against further breakdown
  • Marathon should be used on at-risk areas such as the sacrum, buttocks and groin area
  • Healed wounds never attain the same breaking strength (the tension at which skin breaks) as uninjured skin
  • Applying Marathon to the skin once it has closed should help protect it and maintain integrity

When to use Medline Marathon Skin Protectant?

  • Damaged Skin
  • Fragile Skin
  • Periwound Skin
  • Peristomal Skin

Marathon Barrier Skin Protection Under Medical Devices

What to buy with Medline Skin Protectant

Where to use Marathon Skin Barrier Protectant?

  • Tears in the skin
  • Maceration sites
  • Areas of irritation or inflammation
  • Skin surrounding wounds
  • Delicate skin involved with negative pressure therapy
  • Stoma sites
  • Insertion sites
  • Under nasal cannulas
  • Perineal skin
  • Diabetic foot
  • Under skin folds
  • Closed wounds
  • G-tube sites
  • Sacrum
  • Inner thighs
  • Cracks on the feet and heels
  • Fingers
  • Bony protrusions, like around the elbows
  • Damaged skin due to incontinence
  • Amputated stumps

How to apply Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant?

  1. Clean and dry the skin, making sure that no moisturizer or ointment is left on the skin.
  2. Hold the applicator upright with the sponge tip at the top. Crush the sealed inner tube by firmly squeezing the middle of the tube.
  3. If additional pressure is needed, include your other hand. Do not try to bend or snap the tube in half.
  4. Turn the applicator upside down and gently squeeze it to allow the liquid to soak through the sponge tip.
  5. Once the sponge is wet, slowly and gently spread a thin, even coat of Marathon that extends about 2.5 cm beyond the affected area.

How does Marathon work?

Marathon Cyanoacrylate Skin Protectant consists of individual molecules (cyanoacrylatebased monomers) that polymerize when they come in contact with moisture on the skin surface. This reaction continues until 100% of the monomer molecules have joined either to each other (cohesion) or to molecules of substances present in skin (adhesion).
This type of bonding with skin ensures that the product remains in place until the epidermal cells naturally slough away, maintaining skin integrity. Because no solvents are used, there is no evaporation and 100% of the product remains on the skin.

When to change Medline Marathon?

  • Up to 3 days, reapply as needed

  • Second or third degree burns
  • Infected areas
  • Directly to the wound bed, or to deep puncture wounds

Medline Liquid Skin Protectant Reviews


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Customer Care    04/25/2017

The main compostion of Medline Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant is Cyanoacrylates.Cyanoacrylates are strong fast-acting adhesives that include methyl 2-cyanoacrylate, ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate (commonly sold under trade names such as "Super Glue"), n-butyl cyanoacrylate and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate (used in medical, veterinary and first aid applications). 

Octyl cyanoacrylate was developed to address toxicity concerns and to reduce skin irritation and allergic response.



kendra     12/18/2014

does marathon skin barrier come in a spray form?


Customer Care    12/20/2014

Please note that Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant does not come in a spray form.


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What is HPFY’s return policy?

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We stand behind our products. If the merchandise you received is defective or not what you expected it to be, and you wish to return the item, please submit a return request in the My Account section of our website, contact our Customer Service department at (866) 316-0162 / (203) 616-2850 or email us.

  1. Merchandise must be returned within 30 days of the receipt of your order. Returns are not accepted after 30 days.
  2. Items (including parts and accessories) must be returned in new, unused, and resalable condition in its original packaging.
  3. Before returning any product, the buyer must obtain a Return Authorization Number (RA#) from a customer service representative. With your RA# you will receive a prepaid return shipping label.
  4. Orders returned without obtaining an RA# will be entitled to receive only "In-Store Credit" that can be used towards future purchases.
  5. Return orders are subject to a 20% restocking fees.
  6. All custom orders and hygienic items are non-returnable. Refer to the “Non-Returnable Items” section for further details.
  7. Returns will be reviewed and inspected before issuing credit. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing. The credit will be applied to your original method of payment.
  8. If the return is the result of a defective product or shipping error, we will refund the entire purchase amount and return shipping costs.

Which products are Non-Returnable?

Due to the hygienic nature of some items, they are non-returnable. The items listed below are non-returnable:

  1. All hygienic items.
  2. Opened personal care items.
  3. Anything opened, used, or tried on.
  4. All customized items.
  5. Besides these, items that have the “non-returnable” phrase on the website.

We reserve the right to make adjustments due to errors, changing market conditions, product discontinuation or typographical errors in advertisements. Images on the site may not always reflect the actual product. Footrests or leg-rests are not included with wheelchairs unless specified.

How do I receive a return authorization number?

You can submit a return request by logging into your account. You will receive the Return Authorization Number (RA#) details in the email within 2-3 business days.

  • Login to your account
  • Go to “order history”
  • Click on “return order”
  • Fill out the return form and Submit it

If you do not have an email address, we will make other accommodations for RA# Details. Write the RA# on your label affixed to your package prior to shipment.

How long does it take to receive a refund?

Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to process the returns. Once the item is received, and inspected, your refund will be processed and automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment.

Is there any Restocking Fees?

  1. 20% restocking fees will be applied.
  2. Outbound shipping cost is non-refundable.
  3. For orders that qualified for free shipping, $8.99 will be deducted from the refund if the product is returned.

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