Three active ingredients common in skin barrier products are petrolatum, zinc oxide, or dimethicone. The best selling skin barrier creams include at least one of these ingredients, but some contain more than one. This article examines the best skin barrier creams for incontinence, identifying their active ingredients, pros and cons, and product documentation by Burt Cancaster.
Incontinence imposes a tremendous economic and social burden on society and poses a significant health concern. It affects one out of five seniors. Fear of detection by others is a significant incontinence issue. This fear includes multiple coping strategies by the incontinent to prevent sight, smell, and the occurrence of leaks. Being caught with incontinence while in public is such an enormous burden for many that they begin to avoid public situations. Many seniors find themselves regressing further and further into social isolation to avoid embarrassing moments. Extended wear incontinence products help reduce fear and restore confidence for the incontinent.
Adult pull-up diapers, sometimes called protective underwear or disposable pull-ups, are absorbent underwear for treating incontinence. Pull-up underwear comes with an absorbent core, waterproof backing, and leg cuffs to prevent leaks around the legs. Advanced designs include an acquisition and distribution layer that wicks moisture away from the skin and transfers it to the core. The acquisition layer quickly dries to help keep the skin dry and healthy.
After a long winter, millions with physical disabilities or long-term illnesses are eager to get out of town -- or the country. With just a little planning, bringing along an oxygen therapy device, special medicine or mobility aid is a breeze. Planning will also make your trip that much more enjoyable because you will have the same wellness and mobility that you do at home.
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Fortunately, there are catheter alternatives that are discreet, sanitary, comfortable, and economical. The most popular incontinence supplies include incontinence clamps, compression pouches, pads, protective underwear, muscle training, and underpads. Vitality Medical has <em>catheter alternatives</em> to suit your lifestyle and budget.