Incontinence takes several forms, including stress incontinence, urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, and fecal incontinence. It can be a temporary condition or a permanent one. Either way, dealing with these issues can be embarrassing and frustrating for the individual going through it.
Minor incontinence issues are often easily dealt with using bladder pads. This product fits inside of the person's underwear and is secured through an adhesive strip on its underside.
Discreet protection for incontinence issues is readily available for adults. Today's styles come in soft material that doesn't make noise like earlier products did. They are available in pull-up options as well as versions secured with tape. A wide selection of sizes and styles in adult briefs can be found at Anaheim Medical Supplies.
Reusable Briefs and Pants
Reusable briefs and pants offer the opportunity to enjoy an active lifestyle without incurring a huge expense to successfully manage incontinence issues. Reusable briefs and pants deliver the same high level of protection as disposable ones. They are comfortable and soft, making it easy to make the transition from regular undergarments to this style of briefs and/or underpants. Incontinence sufferers can maintain their dignity along with dry skin. Reusable panties and briefs are available in men's and women's styles.
While small children can wear diapers to manage their incontinence issues. However, larger children may need to wear specialized briefs to accommodate their size. Children's briefs are sold in pull-up and taped versions.
Underpads serve two primary purposes. They protect mattresses from unnecessary damage due to incontinence accidents, and they deliver a sense of confidence to patients struggling with this issue. The knowledge that the mattress is fully protected eases some of the stress associated with this all-too-common issue. Underpads are commonly used in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and other types of medical facilities. However, many individuals are discovering the benefits of including underpads in a nightly bedtime routine at home. Whether or not your incontinence problem is moderate or severe in nature, underpads can deliver the protection and peace of mind needed to get a good night's sleep. Underpads are sold with and without tuck-in flaps.
Having a generous supply of personal wipes available at all times is important when you or a loved one suffers from incontinence. Not only can they assist in keeping odors away, but they are also useful in preventing unnecessary rashes on the skin. All too often, the use of adult diapers and briefs leads to unwanted skin irritation that can easily be avoided through regular use of personal wipes designed for adults. Scented and unscented varieties are available.
Skin Care Products
Incontinence can lead to skin discomfort and rashes. Anti-rash formulas are designed to temporarily take away the discomfort while assisting in the healing process. Using personal wipes in between changes can help to reduce the risk of developing skin irritations. Once it does occur, an anti-rash ointment or cream is needed to help clear up the problem.