Prevent Diaper Rash When Using Adult Diapers

Prevail Washcloths

People who suffer from incontinence have more to worry about other than just a leak: skin irritation and infections can plague users of adult diapers (briefs) and adult pull ups. A lack of air flow, damp conditions, and especially stale urine or stool causes the skin to break down and causes painful and dangerous diaper rash, sores, and yeast infections.

You may think a regular bar of soap and water should clean the area, but that can actually dry the skin, causing it to break and become even more sensitive. To help prevent these skin conditions, make sure to keep the perineal area clean. Use a soft, rinse-free disposable washcloth, like the Prevail Washcloths, to help clean the area with each diaper change. They are larger than baby wipes, and are easy to use.Tena Wash Cream

At least once a day, you should do a more thorough cleaning. Soap-free skin cleansers, such as the popular Tena Wash Cream, are a great alternative to soap and water cleanses. It is rinse free, so you just wipe it on and then wipe it back off. It also moisturizes and protects the most sensitive areas. Remember to dry the diaper area thoroughly after each cleaning.

Aloe Vesta Protective Ointment

After washing, apply a skin barrier (also known as adult diaper cream) that will form a protective coating on the skin. The Aloe Vesta Protective Ointment contains protein-rich emollients that moisturize and protect the skin.

Remember, your best defense against skin irritation is to keep the skin dry and clean – this means checking often and changing as soon as the soiling occurs. These incontinence supplies protect the delicate skin of both women and men with bladder control problems.

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4 thoughts on “Prevent Diaper Rash When Using Adult Diapers

  1. My mother is living in a nursing home she has gotten Cdiff on several occasions. Most recently the last couple of weeks She now has a skin rash that they have been treating with over the counter lotions but it still persist. Do have any suggestions on what would relieve it quickly. She does wear Depends This rash looks like diaper rash she very uncomfortable . She has lost some weight could this have anything to do with it

    • Hi Danny, thank you for your question. I’m not sure if weight loss has anything to do with diaper rashes. However, wearing the wrong sized diaper or not changing it often can definitely lead to diaper rashes. I would suggest using a diaper rash ointment such as Aloe Vesta Protective Ointment (mentioned in article above) or Calmoseptine Ointment.

  2. My partner had difficuty in childbirth and is dealing with both urinary and fecal incontinence and wearing adult diapers. She is having a hard time with it and is embarassed easily. She insists on changing herself and has trouble getting everything clean. Possibly because of this she is having problems with painful diaper rashes. I have offered to help her but she is not keen on me changing her diaper even though I am willing. What should I do?

  3. I am a 60 year old male. I recently (3 weeks) had TURP surgery for an enlarged prostate. I returned to work a week ago and have had to wear Depends just to be safe. I have had a few “accidents”. I have developed a dry, rough rash on my upper inside thigh very close to the crotch area. It is not very painful and does not itch. It is rough to the touch and looks very dry. Could this be caused somehow by wearing Depends?

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