Tumoral Wounds Can Create Disagreeable Aromas. These Malodorous Wounds Detract From Quality of Life and Add Unnecessary Emotional and Mental Strain.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The fight against cancer is a heavy burden. As patients seek healing and undergo serious and aggressive treatments, the last thing they need is additional concerns weighing them down. And yet, that is precisely what happens when ongoing cancer treatment leads to the formation of malodorous wounds.
Very Well Health points out that while there are minor smells created by cancer cells, the larger olfactory concern comes from cancer treatment and its side effects. One study reports that malodorous smells in cancer patients can come from one of three sources:
- Necrosis: The decomposition of dead tissue.
- Superinfection: Infections on top of previous infections, leading to excessive build-up of bacteria.
- Perspiration or discharge: Bodily fluids, including drainage from a wound, that can also become breeding grounds for bacteria.
While there are internal treatments available, these consist of strong drugs. Cinesteam® offers a safer, natural external solution in the form of a secondary dressing.
“Cinesteam® is the first and only dressing on the market that uses a specific natural active ingredient: cinnamon,” says Director of Operations and Business Development Clémence Desjardin. She goes on to explain that rather than use invasive internal treatment in a body that is already struggling and in poor health, caregivers can use Cinesteam® to treat smells in malodorous patients from the outside.
The product returns to medicine’s ancient roots by using spices to treat wound smells. Each dressing contains cinnamon powder and, when placed on top of a primary dressing, can help absorb unpleasant smells while releasing its own pleasant alternative.
“Cancer patients are already dealing with enough trauma as they go through treatment,” says Desjardin. “The last thing that they need is to reduce their quality of life through the stress and strain of a bad smell. Even worse, malodors can make it difficult for caregivers to attend to patients and can make social settings difficult. Cinesteam® removes that barrier and enables those in cancer treatment to regain a sense of confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life as they look to get the most out of each day.”
Cinesteam® is a brand owned by a French pharmaceutical company based in Paris, Cemag Care, which was founded in 2016 by Dr André Ulmann. The brand is built on an innovative OTC medical tool that uses a single natural ingredient (cinnamon) as a secondary dressing for those managing malodorous wounds from tumors, diabetic foot, bed sores, and more. Cinesteam® effectively reduces unwelcome odors and improves quality of life. (It does not heal the wound itself). The patented concept was developed from 2015 to 2019 and brought to market in Europe in 2020. NOTE: Cinesteam is a class one medical device. Please read the instructions before use. Learn more at cinesteamcare.com and cemagcare.com.
Clémence DESJARDIN, PhD
Business Development Manager
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