Adult Incontinence Rash Happens: How to Prevent It and/or Treat It
Human skin is not meant to withstand close contact with urine-saturated briefs for extended periods of time. When bowel incontinence is also an issue, the chance of skin reactions increases even further. How do people prevent skin irritation and even serious rashes when they need to wear incontinence products? With careful attention to detail.
What exactly causes these rashes?
Trapped heat and moisture, chafing, or rubbing, inflammation from the ammonia in urine, and enzymes in stools are common threats. Then there are fungal and bacterial infections. Other risks are allergic reactions: Look for hypoallergenic protection (more on that later).
Signs of a rash: Mild cases of incontinence rash can cause pink patches on the skin, itchiness, and small red bumps. Moderate cases show these same symptoms, but they are more advanced (and scary). Severe infections will raise all of these signs to a serious level. These infections can even advance to where you’d run a fever and your blisters would ooze pus, so you need to seek medical attention. There are prescriptions available that should help you clear this up quickly.
Should a rash occur, here are some steps to help clear it…
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