Choosing incontinence protection that suits your type of incontinence is not always easy. There are several things to consider, such as the type of leaks, and ask the right questions. You can then find the exchange that suits you. When one regularly carries a change one can meet skin problems related to several factors, like the bad positioning of the protection. One can also meet the problems of leaks related to a change too big for its morphology. Find our tips to choose your protection with incontinence products and so relieve skin problems and prevent leaks.
The choice of a urine exchange must be made taking into account several criteria. You have to ask the right questions.
Define your need by taking into account the type of incontinence , your budget , the person who puts the exchange (yourself or a caregiver), your waist , the frequency of purchase …
Some changes are adapted to a mixed incontinence others not. This is why it is necessary to determine your type of incontinence.
Measure your waist to choose a change to the right size, which is very important to preserve the skin and prevent leaks.
Look at the different levels of absorption proposed for each protection. The level of absorption will be different depending on the size of the leaks: light, moderate or strong flows.
From these different points one can fix 6 important criteria in the choice of a protection, to take into account:
- Your size
- Your weight
- The desired absorption
- Your pathology
- Your ability to move you
- Your treatment and its effects
Our advice in case of skin problems
With the daily wearing of incontinence protections, it is possible to encounter skin problems or leaks.
In case of redness or cuts in the crotch, check that the leakage barriers of the exchange are well positioned in the crease of the groin. They must be placed correctly to avoid redness.
Also pay attention to the positioning of the absorbent pad that must be at the top of the fold of the buttocks.
It is possible to have blisters or phlyctenes on the hips when wearing a protection regularly. This may be due to the contact of the adhesive with the skin. In this case too, it is important to take the time to properly position the exchange, but also to choose one to its size. If you take too little protection it can cause the appearance of bulbs at the hips.
Finally, the skin can also present repeated redness that can be explained by various factors such as stool too aggressive, urinary tract infection, poor hygiene or poor drying. They can also appear when you do not change your protections often enough. To relieve them it is recommended to make an intimate toilet every time you change the change with a mild soap, or with a washing cream such as Tena Wash cream and water. Do not forget to dry the skin after rinsing! Finally you can opt for a change of superior absorption that will be better adapted to your incontinence.