Managing Incontinence While Traveling

Incontinence and Traveling
When people begin having incontinence symptoms their world often becomes smaller. They become afraid to leave home and begin to feel isolated and alone. They often worry about having accidents out in public. One of the major worries about dealing with incontinence is what to do when you travel. If you are a person who is dealing with incontinence or someone who is a caregiver for someone with incontinence this can be a major concern. However, the good news is that there are tips to help you so that you don’t have to be left at home while everyone else is off traveling. Here is what you need to know about managing incontinence while traveling-
  • Have the right products before you go-One of the keys to successfully managing incontinence while traveling is to have successfully managed at home. It is important to take the time to find the right products for the person who has incontinence. This can often be a trial and error process that takes time. However, it is important to know what products will meet your needs. When you have successfully managed incontinence at home then you will be ready to deal with it in other places.
  • Go prepared-Many people who have incontinence will travel with an extra suitcase that is full of their needed incontinence products. This helps to eliminate the need to go searching for incontinence products wherever you are traveling. In addition, this takes out the worry of not being able to find the incontinence products that you regularly use. In addition, you or the caregiver should also carry an emergency kit that contains extra incontinence products (diapers, pads, liners, etc.), wipes for clean up, and an extra change of clothes should the worst happen.
  • Map out the available restrooms-Part of the stress of incontinence is knowing where the restrooms are. Many people who have incontinence need to know where a restroom is located at in a moment’s notice. Today, with the ease of using the internet whether you driving, flying, or when you are at your travel location you can determine where the restrooms are at a glance. This will help alleviate the stress and possible embarrassment of having to search for a restroom after an accident has already happened.
  •  Stick with your routine-Many people find that they can control or even reduce their incontinence symptoms by what they eat, drink and do. However, when we go on vacation the first thing that goes out the window is the routine. It is important for any individual with incontinence that they stick to their healthy routine in order to avoid having the incontinence become worse while they are traveling.
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