Absorbent Products for Urinary Incontinence
Absorbent products are items that absorb urine, such as adult diapers, plastic-coated underwear, pads, or panty liners that attach to underwear. Most commercially available items are disposable (such as Depend or Poise), although some absorbent cloths can be washed and reused. Drip collectors that fit over the penis are also available.
Absorbent products may be used to manage any form of incontinence.
What To Expect After Treatment
Absorbent products do not cure incontinence, but they may be used for any duration of time. However, skin irritations may be a recurring problem if soiled or wet absorbent products have extended contact with the skin.
Why It Is Done
Absorbent products may be used if:
Absorbent products also may be used:
How Well It Works
Absorbent products are an effective way to relieve the embarrassment and discomfort of urine leakage.
When using absorbent products:
What To Think About
Absorbent products are available in various forms and can be found in many drugstores and markets.
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