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Frequently asked questions

What is Preventogen?

Preventogen is an organic topical wound care solution classified and cleared as a microbicidal medical device by the FDA.

What is microbicidal?

It is defined as an agent that kills microscopic organisms which includes bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Preventogen can be used for:

MRSA risk prevention, blister prevention, blister management, minor cuts, abrasions, scapes, post sutures, turf burn, raspberries, minor burns, scar healing and scar reduction.

How does Preventogen work?

As Preventogen dries, a microbicidal barrier is formed that blocks harmful elements from getting into the wound. This flexible, protective barrier also prevents oxygen entry into the wound. The carbon dioxide infused into the liquid polymer during the manufacturing process is released, lowering the pH and creating a healing environment. The capillary system brings additional oxygen to the wound, which is captured under the Preventogen. This oxygen serves as the fuel for wound healing.

Does Preventogen hurt or sting?

After applying Preventogen momentary stinging may occur. This sensation is temporary and not harmful and indicates that Preventogen is killing harmful organisms. 

How long does it take to Preventogen to work?

The length of healing time will vary depending upon the severity of the wound and a patient’s healing ability. Minor cuts and scrapes generally heal within a few days. Your physician will advise you on the length of therapy based upon the condition being treated.

How long will Preventogen stay on my skin?

Preventogen typically wears off over 1-3 days, but can last longer. High movement areas may require re-application more frequently.

How do I remove Preventogen?

Any excess Preventogen can be removed before it dries by wiping it with a clean tissue. 

How long do I need to let Preventogen dry?

Preventogen will form a barrier within 30 seconds.

Applying Preventogen
How much should I apply?

Preventogen should be applied directly to clean, dry skin. Using a clean cotton applicator, dip the applicator into the liquid and apply on and around the area to be treated, covering past the edges of the area to be treated. A clear film forms in less than one minute, and should provide a continuous covering of the treatment area. Clean the area with soap and water to remove the protective barrier and then reapply. The protective barrier can also be gently peeled off, in most cases. Always allow the solution to dry before putting on a bandage, socks or other clothing. Following application, the bottle should be tightly capped to prevent evaporation.

Why does it stay longer on the skin?

Preventogen typically wears off over 1-3 days depending on the location and activity level. In some instances where the skin is dry, Preventogen may last longer than 3 days. In others, where the affected area is exposed to environmental conditions and activity, it may require reapplication sooner.

How do I apply Preventogen?

Clean and dry the skin before applying Preventogen. 

When should I apply Preventogen?

Preventogen can be applied at any time, but if using it on an area of your body that would be covered in clothing or rubbed off, such as feet, it may be best to apply before going to bed. Preventogen is typically recommended for daily use, however, please use as directed by your prescribing healthcare provider.

When should I reapply Preventogen?

If cracking occurs or if it has been three days or more, clean the area and apply another thin layer of product. Continue applying Preventogen until the skin returns back to health.

Could I apply Preventogen on a wound?

Preventogen should not be used on deep, infected, or puncture wounds. For complete information on product description, intended use, preparation of area to be treated, product application and cautions, please refer to package insert under the instructions for use.

Could I use Preventogen over wet, weepy skin?

Preventogen is indicated to protect intact or damaged skin. Examples would be minor wounds, minor cuts, abrasions and scrapes. Preventogen also protects from blisters, calluses and sores due to rubbing. Consult a healthcare professional if you are uncertain.

Can I use Preventogen over damaged skin?

Preventogen is indicated for use over intact or damaged skin. Damaged skin includes reddened, irritated, inflamed and shallow areas that could be missing the epidermis (such as open blisters, skin tears, etc). Preventogen should not be used on deep, infected, or puncture wounds. 

Can I use Preventogen over intact or fragile skin?

Yes, absolutely. Preventogen is designed to protect skin. We believe prevention is more powerful than treatment. Preventogen can be applied over areas prone to skin tears, abrasions, among others. Preventogen can be used safely to protect the skin from friction and moisture in a variety of situations.

What else do I need to know about Preventogen?

Preventogen is intended for external skin use only. It should not be used on deep or infected wounds. Intentional inhaling of the contents may be harmful or fatal. Use with adequate ventilation. Keep away from children. Do not use near eyes, mouth, or nose. Avoid contact of the solution with clothes or finished surfaces. Do not store near heat or flames. In case of ingestion, obtain medical assistance immediately.