Pads And Briefs|
Assist The Management Of Incontinence
Pads and briefs are popular choices in the
management of incontinence. These products catch and hold urine so wetting of clothes and furniture happens less
often. Many of these can be worn discreetly and this allows users to stay active and socially
Choosing between the two is a matter of personal choice
and the degree of protection that is required. The products themselves come in varying levels of absorption so you
can choose the bulkiness needed to provide optimum protection. For example, pads and briefs designed for overnight
protection tend to be thicker and bulkier so they can retain more fluid. Thinner, more comfortable protection may
be appropriate for daytime use.
Pads for urinary incontinence are similar to sanitary napkins but they are usually
shaped differently and made to hold more fluids. For that reason, using sanitary pads for incontinence usually
doesn't work as well. Pads can be slipped inside specially designed underwear to hold them in place, held in place
with an elastic belt, or attached to underwear with an adhesive strip. These are especially good for stress
incontinence when urine leaks out when laughing, sneezing, or bending.
When there is complete or near complete lack of urinary control, briefs may provide
better coverage. You may even prefer the feel of wearing briefs over using pads. Some brands are designed to look
and feel just like traditional underwear except for the absorbent padding in the crotch area. Having to wear pads
and briefs doesn't necessarily mean you have to be uncomfortable all the time.
Pads and briefs can be disposable or reusable. The choice is a matter of personal
preference although disposable products tend to be made with materials that can absorb larger amounts of fluids. If
you have to change several times each day, they can be expensive though. Reusable pads and briefs can be a good
option if you can keep up with rinsing and washing them after each use.
Pads and briefs for incontinence can be purchased at medical supply stores, drug
stores, and even many grocery stores. Shopping online will give you a wider choice in styles and sizes. If it is
important to wear attractive under garments that are discreet, then putting in extra effort by shopping online for
your incontinence products may be the best choice. They have come a long way and today are made with super
absorbent materials that allow the pads and briefs to be thinner while holding more fluids. They usually have a top
layer designed to wick away moisture so your skin is kept as dry as possible.
Price may be a consideration in your decision. High quality, reusable pads and briefs
may cost ten to twenty dollars each. A pack of 18 standard disposable diapers can be purchased for around ten
dollars. Whichever style you choose, incontinence products should be changed as soon as they are wet to help
control unpleasant odors.
Incontinence is a very common condition, especially among older women. It no longer
has to be an embarrassing condition that keeps you secluded at home because of fear of awkward accidents. Pads and
briefs help keep you and your clothing dry so no one is aware of your condition.
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