Step-by-step instructions for using InterDry

InterDry protects red, irritated skin in and around skin folds by keeping the area dry and reducing colonization in the fabric.

Refer to product package for complete instructions including directions for use, indications, precautions, warnings, storage, and other information. 

1. First, wash skin gently. Pat dry, do not rub.

2. With clean scissors, cut enough fabric to cover the affected area, allowing for a minimum 2 inches of fabric to extend beyond the skin fold for moisture evaporation.

3. Lay a single layer of fabric in the skin fold, placing one edge of the fabric into the base of the fold. Gently smooth the rest of the fabric over the skin, keeping it flat.

4. Leave at least 2 inches of the fabric exposed outside the skin fold.

5. Secure the fabric in one of several ways: with the skin fold, with a small amount of skin-friendly tape, or tucked under clothing.

6. Remove the fabric before bathing and reuse it when finished. When removing the fabric, gently separate the skin fold and lift away fabric. Replace InterDry if it becomes soiled with blood, urine or stool. If skin irritation does not improve or worsens over time, talk to a physician or other health care professional.

Helpful tips

InterDry can be written on with a ballpoint pen. It may be helpful to label InterDry with the date it was placed on the patient or follow your facility’s protocols. 

Each piece of InterDry may be used up to 5 days, depending on fabric soiling, odor, amount of moisture and general skin condition.


Do not use creams, ointments or powders with InterDry as it may interfere with product efficacy. 

Brief Statement: InterDry® is a skin protectant for the management of skin folds and other skin-to-skin contact areas. It reduces microbial colonization in the fabric. This single use fabric provides moisture transportation to keep skin dry while the antimicrobial in the fabric reduces odor. The safe use of InterDry fabric during pregnancy, lactation and on children has not been demonstrated. Although many patients benefit from the use of this device, results may vary. See the device labeling for detailed information including the indication, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential complications/adverse events. For further questions, call Coloplast Corp. at 1-800-533-0464 and/or consult the company website at

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