People with incontinence (urinary or fecal) tend to have excessive moisture build up around their buttocks, hips, and genitals. Skin irritations are caused by excessive moisture. Caregivers and users of incontinence products should be on the lookout for skin with the appearance of redness, peeling, or perineal dermatitis (diaper rash). Yeast infections are also very common skin ailments in incontinent people. Yeast infections on the skin can be very uncomfortable and often painful. They are easy to identify with their fiery red appearance and itchy burning sensation. Treatment with an anti-fungal cream is often necessary in order to heal.
Allegro Medical’s 1 , 2, 3 Skin Health Routine:
Step 1 is to clean your skin properly. Use soap-free skin cleansers that do not cause dryness or irritation. No-rinse solutions like Convatec Aloe Vest Perineal/Skin Cleanser are convenient for all users, especially caregivers.
Step 2 is to protect your skin after cleansing. Skin sealants or moisture barriers add a protective film over the skin. Calmoseptine protects, soothes, and helps promote healing and provides a moisture barrier that prevents and helps heal skin irritations from incontinence of urine or feces, Fecal or vaginal fistulas, feeding tube leakage, moisture such as perspiration, Minor burns, scrapes, wound drainage, and Diaper rash.
Step 3 Keeping your skin dry is one of the best prevention methods against skin damage from incontinence. There are many incontinence briefs (diapers), protective underwear, liners and pads on the market today. When selecting an incontinence product you want one with an absorbent core, breathability, and a soft top sheet. ABENA brand is a premium incontinence line with some of the most absorbent top-quality briefs and underwear available. Although ABENA is priced higher per unit, user costs on average are reduced because the products have the best leakage security. Minimum risk of leakage means less laundry to wash! The high absorption ratings and SAP technology keeps liquid away from the skin allowing users to have more voids per unit.
Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of incontinence supplies to healthcare providers and consumers. If you need to purchase incontinence products, rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your incontinence needs.