Medline Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant

Medline Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant

Brand/Manufacturer: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES


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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. It 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

Item #DescPkg Price 
MSC093001 0.5gm Ampule 5/Pack $1.26
MSC093005 0.5gm Ampule 10/Pack $1.89

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
  • Creates a strong physical barrier against abrasive forces
  • 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 Marathon Liquid?

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

Marathon Barrier Skin Protection Under Medical Devices

Medline Marathon Skin Protection for Fragile and Compromised Areas

  • Perineal and perianal area
  • Periwound area
  • Skin folds (Intertrigo)
  • Heels

What to buy with Medline Skin Protectant

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

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Pia Parker - 4/22/2017 5:25:02 PM
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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.
Customer Care - 4/25/2017 3:19:11 AM
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does marathon skin barrier come in a spray form?
kendra - 12/18/2014 3:55:33 PM
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Please note that Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant does not come in a spray form.
Customer Care - 12/20/2014 3:52:45 AM