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Incontinence Protective Garments

Incontinence is a medical condition that can affect people of all ages but is most prevalent among elderly people. In simple terms, incontinence can be defined as the inability to control urinary and/or fecal output. Incontinence management can be an unpleasant experience if you don’t know the appropriate products and accessories to use. 

To narrow the available options, we are here to help you find the right solution. The purpose of our guide is to explain the various products that are available so that you can successfully cope with incontinence without affecting your everyday life.

Different Types Of Incontinence Products

  • Disposable Pads – Helps in managing bladder and bowel problems. Some are suitable for minor leaks and others for more severe incontinence problems.
  • Shaped Pads – Are contoured to fit the body. Usually, have a waterproof backing held in place by pants with a pouch or net underpants.
  • Insert Pads – Used in combination with pouch pants with a waterproof outer layer. It generally contains a stay-dry fabric to absorb any leakage.
  • All-In-One Pads – Suitable for fecal leakage and other bigger leaks. Designed like nappies with adhesive tapes, these contain waterproof backing material for protecting furniture and clothing.
  • Pants With Built-In Pads – Has a small absorbent pad sewn into the crotch with an absorbing capacity of up to 200ml. Are ideal for light stress incontinence.
  • Stretch Pants – Mesh support pants designed to hold the pad in place. These are reusable and easy-to-wash pants to be used with larger incontinence pads.
  • Waterproof Pants – Worn over the regular underwear with elasticated leg openings and waist to prevent leakage.
  • Pouch Pants – Designed for light to moderate incontinence, they have built-in pads with a waterproof outer layer to prevent the soiling of the clothes.
  • Waterproof Bedding – Waterproof-fitted sheet to prevent spoiling the mattress. Generally used as protectors and not absorbent.
  • Bed Pads and Reusable Chair – Comes with an absorbent layer with a stay-dry sheet, these are fully washable once soiled.
  • Disposable Furniture Protection – Made of the same material as the disposable pads with waterproof backing and an absorbent pulp layer to keep the outer layer dry. Needs to be disposed of once soiled.
  • Washcloths, Wipes and Gloves – Are soft and gentle on the skin, making cleaning efficient, quick, and painless.

Factors Influencing The Choice of Product

Below are certain factors that can influence the choice of the product –

  • Incontinence level
  • Mobile vs. Immobile
  • Sizing
  • Pricing
  • Comfort
  • Personal preference

User Mobility On Product Choices

The mobility of the user greatly affects the type of product suitable for use. Below we have enlisted some of the appropriate products that can be considered depending on the mobility of the user. We suggest trying a few of each of these styles to see which one works best for the user.

  • Full Mobility – All products available. Nothing to avoid.
  • Limited Mobility (Hands/Fingers) – Suitable products to use are pull-ups and washable pants. Users should avoid all-in-ones, urinals, and shaped pads.
  • Limited Mobility (Lower Body/Wheelchair) – Suitable products include shaped pads, all-in-ones, wheelchair pads, and urinals. Avoid using washable pants, and pull-ups.
  • Restricted Mobility (Career Reliant) – All-in-ones are suitable for use. Avoid washable pants, pull-ups, and urinals. 

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