Different Types of Male External Catheters and their advantages

Types of Male External Catheters

Clear Advantage with Aloe:

The Clear Advantage® is a premium 100% latex-free, self-adhering, one-piece catheter designed for maximum wear time. It features aloe in the adhesive and a kink-resistant nozzle designed to eliminate catheter blow-offs.

Aloe in the Adhesive. The adhesive contains an Aloe additive. The adhesive strength remains the same while incorporating all the benefits of Aloe.

Silicone (100% latex free) Eliminates skin irritation due to latex sensitivity, and provides constant skin visibility. If latex allergies are a concern, choose the 100% latex-free Clear Advantage with Aloe. Silicone will not absorb urine like other materials, so your skin gets extra protection and there is less chance of odor.

The kink-resistant nozzle eliminates catheter blow-offs. Optimal nozzle length to eliminate kinking, and urine back-up.

Comfort. The adhesive is placed only where you need it. Not up and down the whole sheath where it may come into contact with the sensitive glans area.

Transparent Sheath. Clear Advantage with Aloe is transparent, which makes it easy to visually monitor skin condition. It’s easier to apply; you can actually see that the head of your penis is positioned correctly in the cone of the catheter. More breathable than latex catheters, it allows perspiration to evaporate through the catheter instead of being trapped inside against your skin.

Self-adhering is simple to apply by rolling it on. No need to extra adhesive tapes.

All of these features increase your comfort and security and provide for maximum wear time. The Clear Advantage with Aloe catheter can be worn for over 24 hours.

The use of Shield Skin Wipes, and Adhesive Remover Wipes may also be helpful.

Freedom Clear®

The Freedom Clear® catheter has an ultra-thin sheath designed for comfortable, everyday wear. It is 100% latex-free and features a kink-resistant nozzle designed to eliminate catheter blow-offs.

Silicone (100% latex free) Eliminates skin irritation due to latex sensitivity, and provides constant skin visibility. If latex allergies are a concern, choose the 100% latex-free Freedom Clear. Silicone will not absorb urine like other materials, so your skin gets extra protection and there is less chance of odor.

The kink-resistant nozzle eliminates catheter blow-offs. Optimal nozzle length to eliminate kinking, and urine back-up.

Comfort. The adhesive is placed only where you need it. Not up and down the whole sheath where it may come into contact with the sensitive glans area.

Transparent Sheath. Freedom Clear is transparent, which makes it easy to visually monitor skin condition. It’s easier to apply; you can actually see that the head of your penis is positioned correctly in the cone of the catheter. More breathable than latex catheters, it allows perspiration to evaporate through the catheter instead of being trapped inside against your skin.

Self-adhering is simple to apply by rolling it on. No need to extra adhesive tapes.

The use of Shield Skin Wipes, and Adhesive Remover Wipes may also be helpful.

Freedom Clear® LS

The Freedom Clear® Long Seal is designed with a longer length adhesive seal on a thin silicone sheath, providing added security and comfort.  It is 100% latex free and features a kink-resistant nozzle designed to eliminate catheter blow offs.

Silicone (100% latex free) Eliminates skin irritation due to latex sensitivity, and provides constant skin visibility. If latex allergies are a concern, choose the 100% latex-free Freedom Clear. Silicone will not absorb urine like other materials, so your skin gets extra protection and there is less chance of odor.

The kink-resistant nozzle eliminates catheter blow-offs. Optimal nozzle length to eliminate kinking, and urine back-up.

Comfort. The adhesive is placed only where you need it. Not up and down the whole sheath where it may come into contact with the sensitive glans area.

Transparent Sheath. Freedom Clear is transparent, which makes it easy to visually monitor skin condition. It’s easier to apply; you can actually see that the head of your penis is positioned correctly in the cone of the catheter. More breathable than latex catheters, it allows perspiration to evaporate through the catheter instead of being trapped inside against your skin.

Freedom Clear® SS

Freedom Clear® SS - Sport Sheath- offers a thin, brief silicone sheath for less roll ring at the base of the catheter.  It is a good choice for individuals ith penis retractions.  

It is 100% latex free and features a kink-resistant nozzle designed to eliminate catheter blow offs.

Silicone (100% latex free) Eliminates skin irritation due to latex sensitivity, and provides constant skin visibility. If latex allergies are a concern, choose the 100% latex-free Freedom Clear. Silicone will not absorb urine like other materials, so your skin gets extra protection and there is less chance of odor.

The kink-resistant nozzle eliminates catheter blow-offs. Optimal nozzle length to eliminate kinking, and urine back-up.

Comfort. The adhesive is placed only where you need it. Not up and down the whole sheath where it may come into contact with the sensitive glans area.

Transparent Sheath. Freedom Clear is transparent, which makes it easy to visually monitor skin condition. It’s easier to apply; you can actually see that the head of your penis is positioned correctly in the cone of the catheter. More breathable than latex catheters, it allows perspiration to evaporate through the catheter instead of being trapped inside against your skin.

Freedom Cath®

Freedom Cath® is a self-adhering, one-piece latex catheter for secure everyday use.  Combines a comfortable latex sheath with a wide, watertight adhesive seal.  Resevoir bulb prevents backflow of urine.

Gizmo™

The Gizmo male external catheter is a latex catheter with a single-sided adhesive strip.  It features a pure, soft, natural latex-reinforced funnel end.  No adhesive comes into contact with the skin.  Twistproof.

Retracted Penis Pouch

With the Retracted Penis Pouch Skin Care is improved by using Flextend. This is achieved by a skin barrier that is durable, flexible, and anatomically shaped and absorbent. Flextend provides aggressive adherence and is designed for more than one day wear. The skin barrier is Cut-to-Fit to allow the user to cut an opening to an appropriate size and shape. The tapered skin barrier that is thin at the edge and thicker towards the center. Because of the thin edges, tape is not required and the skin barrier is more conformable, and flexible.

Three layers of film protect against odor. The odor is controlled by the use of a exclusive Hollister odor-barrier film that is transparent, strong, and lightweight. Because of the transparent pouch film it will allow any caregiver to visualize the contents of the devise without having to disturb the patient. Urine is safely conducted through the convenience drain that is easy to open and fits to drainage bags. The drain valve allows the user to empty the leg bag without getting their fingers wet.

This product has many features that would be most appropriate for post-operative, or home care.

The use of Shield Skin Wipes, and Adhesive Remover Wipes may also be helpful.