Rashes due to Adult Incontinence? It’s manageable.
Adult Incontinence refers to the body’s inability of adults to control urine leakage. As troublesome and uncomfortable it may sound Adult Incontinence is completely manageable.
Imagine a scenario where you need to go to the washroom badly. You go to relieve yourself but you feel the urge to go again. Now imagine if the same happens to someone who is old, someone who is unable to make it to the washroom, someone who’s battling an illness because of which he/she can’t get out of bed. What’s even worse is rashes caused due to Adult Incontinence. These scenarios are difficult to digest without feeling uncomfortable but it's nothing but the harsh reality.
Even though our elders wear incontinence briefs, sometimes this condition seems difficult to manage but where there’s a will there’s always a way.
Here are some of the notable symptoms of Adult Incontinence:
The one thing that’s constant with Adult Incontinence is the frequent need to urinate. You might feel a sudden urge to urinate and in the process may even leak.
Not reaching the washroom on time:
If someone is going through a condition such as Parkinsons, Arthritis or Alzheimer’s, you may notice that they may find it difficult to get to the washroom in time. This too can cause leakage.
A cough, sneeze or laughing causing leakage:
Coughing, sneezing or laughing may seem normal but what can be a symptom of Adult Incontinence is when you have a urine leak when you cough, sneeze or even laugh.
Now that we know some of the symptoms of Adult Incontinence, let's understand the causes.
Some of the causes that can lead to Adult Incontinence are:
Fragile bladder muscles
Nerve damage due to nerves that control the bladder in relation with illnesses such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis etc.
Hyperactive bladder muscles.
Side-effects from surgery.
Since we’ve detailed out the causes and symptoms of Adult Incontinence, let’s get to the root cause of rashes due to incontinence.
Rashes due to incontinence or Incontinence Associated Dermatitis occurs due to several reasons:
An increase in the skin’s PH level.
Creation of ammonia ( A compound that can be very irritating to the skin) due to urinary incontinence.
Skin erosion due to breakdown of bacteria in keratin-producing cells.
How to treat and prevent rashes due to incontinence:
Make sure to change diapers regularly:
If there is leakage due to incontinence, there are chances of the development of rashes. To avoid this situation, you can change diapers every now and then.
Wash the area around the diaper at regular intervals:
To avoid irritants from urine such as ammonia from creating rashes, it’s important to clean the diaper area thoroughly. This can be done using mild soaps or even lukewarm water.
Apply Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel while changing the diapers:
With a unique formula, Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel not only treats rashes but also prevents them from occurring again. It forms a protective, water repellent barrier on the skin, thereby lowering friction and preventing rashes by inhibiting direct contact of skin with diapers or urine. Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel has antibacterial, antifungal and soothing effects on the skin. While Calendula Oil in Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel promotes wound healing and has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, Lavender Oil provides antibacterial and antifungal action.
Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel also consists of Patchouli Oil that has excellent soothing and healing properties, Calamine powder which acts as a skin protectant and reduces redness and inflammation. It also has Vitamin E extracts which act as antioxidants and skin conditioning agents.