Tips for Traveling with Incontinence

Traveling with Incontinence

Many people are afraid that if they begin having symptoms of incontinence they will no longer be able to travel. Thankfully this is not true. By taking some precautions and learning about methods that can make travel easier you can go on vacation and manage your incontinence. Here are some tips for traveling with incontinence-
  • Prepare ahead of time-You should never count on trying to find the right incontinence product at your vacation destination. You should make sure that you have plenty of whatever incontinence products that you use. Today, it has never been easier to get what you need. There are many online sites that will ship your incontinence products for free directly to your home. This can save you both time and money especially when you are planning a vacation.
  • Know where the bathrooms are-Whether are you in the process of getting there or when you arrive at your destination it is important to know where the bathrooms are. You can often reserve a seat on a plane or train that allows you the easiest access to the bathrooms. You may also want to make sure that you have an aisle seat so you don’t cause a disruption every time you need to go to the bathroom.
  • Wear the right product-When you are traveling somewhere it is important to wear the product that has maximum protection. Even the best laid plans can cause a problem so knowing that you are protected for the greatest amount of time possible can make getting there a little easier.
  • Do your research-This is especially important if you traveling by car. You can check the internet before you even leave home to know where restaurants, rest stops, and other points of interest will be located that will have restroom access. Then you can plan adequate breaks that allow you to access those facilities.
  • Stick with your routine-Many people have a dietary routine at home that helps them to manage their incontinence. However, during your vacation it can be easy to get off of the routine. This can be a serious mistake. Make sure that you pay attention to your food and beverage intake and avoid anything that can make your incontinence symptoms worse. This includes but is not limited to: salty snacks, alcohol and anything containing caffeine.
  • Have an emergency travel kit handy-In order to help manage your incontinence you should have a travel kit that can be easily carried while you are on vacation. The travel kit should include: plastic disposal bags, hand wipes, pads and liners, incontinence pants, protective underwear, adult diapers, extra change of clothes, and cleaning products.
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