The Freedom Clear Male External Catheter has a highly breathable, ultra-thin sheath that is more comfortable and healthier for the skin. The kink resistant nozzle eliminates kinking, urine back-up and catheter “blow-offs”.
This product has less aggressive adhesive than Clear Advantage with Aloe and is designed for everyday use. 24 hours is the recommended wear time before it should be replaced. This allows for your skin to breathe, and to clean it before a new catheter is applied. Each person is different in terms of the make up of their skin. Some may perspire more than others. Or may have an oily skin base, live in a warm humid climate. These factors will also affect the length of wear due to the break down of adhesive.
It is recommended that the skin should be cleaned with a mild soap that does not contain moisturizers.
How to size a male catheter
To determine the correct size of male external catheter use the provided measurement guide. Print out the PDF file and cut out the half moon circles. Rest the guide across the penis while it is in a relaxed state. Choose the size that it best fits into. If you find yourself in between 2 sizes choose the smaller size. If after you apply the catheter and it feels a little tight, you can take a blunt pair of scissors and snip the band at the base of the catheter. This should relieve the pressure.
For men with sensitive skin who wear a male catheter
Use of a skin barrier can help men who may have sensitive or frail skin. This will create an invisible barrier between the skin and the adhesive inside the sheath of the catheter. We like to call it “fake skin”. This invisible shield when applied to the skin will leave it feeling a little tacky. The adhesive in the catheter will now come in contact with the barrier and not the real skin. The skin barrier can easily be removed in the shower with soap and warm water.
Male external catheter is hard to remove
Removing the male catheter should just be as easy as putting it on, but if it is too difficult an adhesive remover can be used. Snip the band at the base of the catheter and work the remover under it. Gently peel away the catheter. The adhesive remover is also used for any suborn residue left on the skin from the adhesive. Taking a shower and using warm water and soap will also help with removing the catheter. Remember to take your time and be gentle.