About Eakin

Eakin may be world-leaders in the field of ostomy products, but we’re also an Irish, family-run company with a story that’s close to our hearts.

Through personal experience of a family member with a urostomy, pharmacist Tom Eakin, made it his mission to find a way to improve the quality of life for all people with a stoma.

In 1974, from Tom’s home in County Down, the groundbreaking Cohesive® Seal was developed. The result was revolutionary, a seal that stops leakages and at the same time promotes the healing of sore and irritated skin.

And we’re proud to say that we have been leading the way in innovation ever since, with our extensive range of products scientifically proven to be the best in the world. Today, we export to over 40 countries worldwide from our purpose-built factory in Comber.

To view the full Eakin ostomy product range visit www.eakin.eu


How to prevent sore skin around the stoma

The old saying…’prevention is better than cure’ still rings true. Read our top tips on treating and preventing sore skin around your stoma.


Is there anything I can use to treat sore skin?

Eakin Cohesive® Seals were developed in 1980 and the formula has since remained unchanged.  Since this time, Cohesive® Seals have been helping ostomates around the world to have healthy skin around their stomas. Cohesive® Seals work via a 3-way action to combat the main causes of sore skin:

  1. Cohesive® Seals more effectively bind harmful digestive enzymes than any other seal, which dramatically reduces the effect they can have on your skin.
  2. Cohesive® Seals absorb more moisture than any other seal, therefore your skin will be protected against breakdown.
  3. Cohesive® Seals block chemical and biological irritants so they cannot come into contact with your skin.


How should I prevent sore skin from occurring?

We all know that, prevention is better than cure.  For this reason we recommend using Cohesive® SLIMS as part of your daily stoma care routine.

Why not request a sample today and let us know how you get on.


Learn more about Eakin Cohesive® Seals by watching the user video on our homepage.