A Guide to Anti-Skin Shearing Products

Skin shearing is often an overlooked medical problem, but it can have a big impact on the health and well-being of individuals who spend long periods sitting or lying down. Anyone who is immobile or has limited mobility will be at an increased risk of skin shearing, and it’s important to be proactive in maintaining healthy skin. 

Shearing injuries occur when the skin is subjected to friction and pressure, resulting in the skin tearing. They can be very painful and if left untreated, the wounds can become more severe and infected. Lots of people will experience skin shearing on bony areas, such as the hips, heels and elbows, but any part of the body can be affected by friction and pressure. It’s essential to know the signs and symptoms of skin shearing to keep your body healthy and avoid the complications associated with injuries to the skin and underlying tissue.

Fortunately, you can purchase innovative anti-skin shearing products that help to prevent, alleviate and manage injuries of this kind. These products are very convenient to use and they are designed to reduce friction, relieve pressure and prevent skin breakdown. Below we have explored some popular anti-skin shearing products, highlighting their features and benefits.

Mattress Overlays 

Many products on the market require electricity and use pumps to keep the skin healthy, but Dan Medica South’s Treat-Eezi mattress overlay is unique. Designed with a quadruple layer of fine polyester fibres, this product will naturally move with the user. When laying on this mattress overlay, friction is diminished and skin will be protected from chafing.

The Treat-Eezi overlay conforms to the natural body contours and it’s highly effective at giving the skin a chance to breathe whether you’re sitting or lying down. In addition to protecting the skin from shearing, this mattress overlay can help to improve blood flow to susceptible areas and provide the user with a peaceful night’s sleep. 

Seat Pads

For anyone who needs protection during the day, the Treat-Eezi seat pad is a great alternative to consider. This anti-skin shearing product can be used in conjunction with any standard foam wheelchair cushion as well as other foam-based seating surfaces, such as office chairs and car seats. It’s a practical, on-the-go solution for anyone who sits down for long periods of time. 

This seat pad will immediately bring areas of increased downward pressure to a more acceptable level whilst spreading the weight-bearing load. It has been proven by the NHS to help heal open wounds and it can reduce the risk of skin shearing. Not to mention, the Treat-Eezi seat pad provides impressive airflow too and can help keep the user cool. 

Heel Rests

Similarly to the ischial bones which are protected by seat pads, the heels come under immense pressure when you’re lying down. The skin is in constant contact with materials like bed linen that have no give in them, causing the skin to start diminishing its layers. Over time, shearing and pressure injuries are inevitable if the heels aren’t protected. 

The Treat-Eezi heel rest is specifically designed to prevent the contact areas of the foot from shearing. When moving on the heel rest, the layers of polyester fibres will glide against each other, reducing friction and protecting the skin and underlying tissue. Not only can this heel rest be useful when lying in bed, but it can be beneficial when placed on wheelchair footrests.


It’s easy to forget about protecting the head area when you’re trying to prevent skin shearing or pressure injuries, but it’s also susceptible to skin and tissue breakdown. Using a specially designed pillowcase can be very beneficial and it will help to protect particularly delicate areas, such as around the ears. The thick, double-layer pillowcase we supply at Dan Medica South provides immediate pressure relief and it can help to prevent issues with skin shearing. 

Purchasing Anti-Skin Shearing Products

If you’re concerned about skin shearing and the impact it can have on your health and well-being, it’s undeniably worth trying the Treat-Eezi products. The anti-skin shearing products we supply at Dan Media South can help you to maintain healthy skin and they are quickly becoming the preferred choice among individuals in the community. We pride ourselves on offering our customers a cost-effective way to protect their skin, 24 hours a day. 

You can find out more about all of the Treat-Eezi products mentioned above on our website and we invite you to read some of the reviews from our previous customers. We have helped thousands of people over the years and we firmly believe our products can also help you. 

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