Incontinence is uncomfortable enough in itself, but all people with incontinence are also at risk of developing uncomfortable skin conditions such as IAD (Incontinence Associated Dermatitis).
The good news is that when treated early, incontinence associated skin problems can be reduced and cured – and in most cases even prevented. A lot can be done by applying a structured skin care program and using appropriate products that protect skin in the exposed areas.
Incontinence makes the skin especially sensitive to skin problems. Moisture and wetness affects the structure of the skin and enables bacteria and fungus to get between the skin layers
Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD ) is a skin condition that occurs when the skin is damaged as a result of exposure to urine and/ or feces. The skin becomes more alkaline when exposed to urine and/or feces, which allows microorganisms to thrive, increasing the risk of skin infections such as IAD.
The affected area is usually red with frayed edges, and the skin may feel warmer and firmer due to the underlying inflammation.
Prevention is better than treatment and when it comes to incontinence, good hygiene is of utmost importance. With the right skin care regimen and incontinence care routines, most incontinence related skin problems can be prevented. Or, if identified early and accurately, reduced and cured.
If you use an incontinence product, using a high quality, breathable product, and changing it frequently, is an important part of maintaining healthy skin. When you keep the skin dry and clean, minimizing leaks, the risk of skin conditions is minimized.
In addition, follow a daily step skin care regimen to keep the skin clean, dry and healthy.
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