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Protecting Skin Is An Important Part Of Incontinence Solutions

There are as many incontinence products—from adult liners to disposable briefs, from light absorbencies to overnight diapers—as there are causes of urinary incontinence. But containing liquid is only part of the solution. Your skin needs to be protected with incontinence aids to prevent other medical issues.

Whether you’re managing urge incontinence or overactive bladder, exposure to the waste products of incontinence puts skin at risk. Incontinence solutions include not just using absorbent incontinence products, but also the right skin care products to prevent skin damage, discomfort and pain, all of which impact quality of life. Research has found that replacing soap-and-water cleansing (which strips skin of natural protective oils) with a no-rinse cleanser and a barrier product offers the protection skin needs and actually takes less time and caregiver effort. Barrier products include barrier creams, ointments, pastes and films. The best incontinence products counteract pH changes caused by incontinence, make cleansing easier, eliminate germs and limit skin’s exposure to the irritants in urinary and fecal matter. This level of skin care is particularly important for older people whose skin is naturally less resilient, more prone to damage and slower to heal.
 

 
From the Parentgiving Store
Featured Products To Protect Your Skin
 
 
 
BAZA Protect Moisture Barrier Cream
This zinc oxide and dimethicone-based moisture barrier cream provides effective relief from the inflammation caused by the use of incontinence products. This product is suggested for light to moderate incontinence 
 
 
 
Cottonelle Wipes
These pre-moistened, flushable wipes from Kleenex have a cottony soft feel and won’t harm sewer or septic systems. The economy-sized case of 12 packs totals 504 wipes.
 
 
 
Sensi-Care Perineal / Skin Cleanser 
A better choice than soap and water, this no-rinse cleanser is designed to dissolve both bladder and bowel residue while eliminating odors. It also contains a series of conditioners and emollients to soothe and moisturize sensitive skin. 8-ounce spray bottle.
 
 
 
Coloplast Prep Medicated Protective Skin Barrier Wipe
These wipes shield skin from irritants with a thin film or second skin wherever added protection is needed. Fast drying, non-cracking and non-peeling, they still allow skin to breathe; box of 54.