- Incontinence pads-It is important to understand that not all incontinence is the same. Some people have a complete loss of bladder and/or bowel control while others have only slight leaking. If you are someone who has this type of incontinence you may be able to manage it using only incontinence pads. There is a wide variety of incontinence pads from panty-liners to extra absorbent incontinence pads that can contain large amounts of urine. These incontinence pads can be used either with normal underwear or used to boost the absorbency of an incontinence undergarment. It is important to stress that these types of incontinence pads are not the same as menstrual pads. Many people assume that they can use menstrual pads to manage their incontinence. This is not true. Menstrual pads are not designed in the same way as incontinence pads to contain urine leakage and keep the skin of the wearer protected and comfortable.
- Incontinence under pads-Another type of incontinence supplies that should be considered for help in managing incontinence is the incontinence under pad. These are protective pads that are used to help protect furniture and bedding. Because incontinence can be a problem in many different rooms of the house having a supply of these on hand can help to contain the mess that can occur when accidents happen. Keep in mind that incontinence under pads comes in a variety of different sizes. Some are washable while others are disposable. A recently added feature on many incontinence under pads is tabs that help keep the incontinence under pad in place to prevent slippage from under the person with incontinence. Like all other incontinence supplies these can also be bought online at sites that offer adult incontinence products.
- Disposal bags and cleaning supplies-There are other issues that surround incontinence management that go far beyond what the person with incontinence wears. Many times other incontinence supplies are needed such as disposal bags for discreetly dealing with wet and soiled incontinence undergarments. These bags can also be taken when the person leaves home to help them manage disposing of their incontinence undergarment. One recently added feature on many disposal bags is the addition of scent that helps to hide the odors that are associated with incontinence. It is also important that anyone with incontinence takes very good care of their skin. Because the skin that could be affected by incontinence is delicate there are specially formulated cleaning products that can help with cleaning after an accident.