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Choosing the Right Incontinence Product

Medline IncontinenceEach individual is different. Regardless of whether someone has light or heavy incontinence, he or she should have access to high quality products to manage their condition. Medline offers the following guidelines to help you select the right product.
 

Disposable Incontinence Product Types

Adult briefs

Can be worn by people who:

  • Are bedridden
  • Are difficult to turn or position
  • Can be aggressive or combative
  • Have frequent, loose or watery stools
Adult briefs

Two-piece pant with liner

Are appropriate for people who:

  • Can walk
  • Only need one person to assist them
  • Can wear underwear or self-toilet
Two-piece pant with liner

Adult protective disposable underwear

Can be used by those people who are:

  • Incontinent but active
  • Restless or disoriented
Disposable underwear

Bladder control pads

Can be used by those people who:

  • Have light to moderate urinary incontinence
  • Have the ability to change the pads themselves

(The pads have an adhesive strip to hold them in place in the underwear)

Bladder control pads

Belted undergarments

Appropriate for people who:

  • Have moderate incontinence

Held in place with an elastic belt and buttons

Belted undergarments

Underpads

  • Are used to protect the bed and furniture when an individual is incontinent
  • Can be used alone or with incontinence garments

Held in place with an elastic belt and buttons

 

DryPads

  • Are used to protect a standard or air-support therapy mattress when an individual is incontinent
  • Pull moisture away from the individual’s skin after an episode of incontinence

Held in place with an elastic belt and buttons

DryPads