Zinc Oxide Paste Bandages
Trusted for decades to provide effective healing

The management of lower limb wounds and skin conditions can be stressful and uncomfortable for the individual and time-consuming for the clinician to manage. Chronic skin conditions, for example, eczema and dermatitis and leg ulcerations may occur frequently, affecting the well-being of sufferers. The journey to complete healing can be lengthy and challenging.

Zinc Oxide and Ichthammol applied topically in the form of medicated bandages and stockings can help to heal the wound and to relieve the symptoms of skin damage.

Visit the links to learn more about the benefits of using Zinc Oxide and Ichthammol in your wound healing and skin care treatment plan.


Ichthopaste Medicated Bandage contains 6.32% Zinc Oxide Paste and 2% Ichthammol to provide topical treatment to aid the healing of leg ulcers and dermatological skin conditions…



Viscopaste Medicated Bandage contains 10% Zinc Oxide Paste and is effective in the treatment of venous leg ulcerations, cellulitis and varicose eczema in addition to dermatological conditions…



Zipzoc is classified as a pharmaceutical product and is a Medicated Stocking containing 20% Zinc Oxide Paste.  It is used widely to promote healing of lower limb wounds and skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis…


Zinc oxide paste bandages & stocking
for leg ulcers and skin conditions

Soothing and comfortable to wear over wounds and damaged skin
Help to relieve irritation breaking the itch-scratch cycle*
A cost-effective treatment which is easy to apply and remove
Improved healing rates may be achieved*
Suitable for use on all ages

Healthy Skin

The Anatomy of the Skin

The skin consists of different tissues that are joined to perform specific activities.  It is therefore classed as an organ and is surprisingly the largest organ in the body.

The skin has three principle layers:

  • Epidermis – the superficial, thinner portion which is composed of keratinised epithelial tissue and is attached to the deeper, thicker part below.  This layer of the skin contains four or five sub-layers and is avascular.  Oxygen and nutrients are supplied by the interstitial fluid from the dermis beneath.
  • Dermis – composed of connective tissue (collagen and elastic fibres) which give it strength and it contains many of the appendages, such as hair follicles, sweat and scent glands.  Blood vessels and nerve endings also run through the dermis.
  • Subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) – consists of adipose tissue, a layer of fat which lies between the skin and underlying structures.  It provides insulation, cushioning and an energy reserve with blood vessels which supply the vessels of the dermis.

Caring for your skin

Healthy skin is so important to all of us. Providing us with a strong barrier against irritation and potential infection, each layer consists of cells, water and fats, all of which help to maintain the integrity of the skin. 

There are many things that we can do to improve the health of our skin including, protection from the sun, avoiding smoking and stress, having a great skin care routine and eating a well-balanced diet, all of which can delay premature ageing and prevent various skin problems, such as wounds or dermatological complaints. Unfortunately for some individuals, chronic skin complaints or lower limb ulcerations occur frequently, and this may require input from a healthcare professional.