Choosing the Right Incontinence Products

Do you have a health condition requiring you to use incontinence products? If so, then you may have experienced how difficult finding the right products can be. Available for different purposes, different types of incontinence products can be made from various materials or gels. They might have fiber bats for absorbency, or they could be intended for one-time or around-the-clock use. Your doctor can help you understand the types of incontinence supplies you need and how they can help keep you comfortable. In the meantime, the following questions and answers can help you learn more about the types and benefits of these products. Read on to learn about your options.

 

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  1. Which product is most comfortable?
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    You may need to try out a few brands of the same style of product to find the one that's most comfortable -- different companies often size their products with slight differences. In addition, buying the right product for your condition will automatically help with comfort. For example, the most comfortable adult diaper won't be comfortable if it isn't built with enough absorbency for your needs.

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  2. Are there reusable incontinence products?
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    More expensive upfront and less costly over time, reusable products are ideal for long-term incontinence issues do not add to landfills. Men and women can buy reusable incontinence pads no matter how severe their conditions are. For heavier incontinence, non-gender reusable briefs with fasteners are designed for overnight and heavy incontinence.

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  3. What is the cost of these products?
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    Every product is priced differently, and washable products are less costly over time than disposables. Make sure to compare the costs of incontinence products offered through several retailers before making big purchases.

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  4. Are disposable incontinence products better?
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    From the perspective of variety, they are much better than re-usable products. From a cost perspective, they are more expensive. Available in more sizes and styles than re-useable products, disposable incontinence products give buyers more choices. They're also easier to deal with as long as you keep extras nearby.

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  5. What different product styles are there?
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    Incontinence products include pads, liners, guards, and belted products, pull-ons, and adjustable products, disposable and re-usable products. All products are available in different sizes and styles. Those who purchase incontinence products have many choices. Whether buying the product online or in a local store finding manufacturers who will send samples can help with finding the best product.

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  6. Are different sizes available?
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    Yes, different sizes are available whether the product is a pad, liner, pull-up, brief, or belted product. Pads that fit within clothing come in different lengths and styles. This allows people to choose the products that fit seamlessly and comfortably with regular clothing.

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  7. Does the level of incontinence matter?
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    It does because incontinence products have different levels of absorbency, fit, style, and purpose. Along with all other factors that need to be considered for an effective incontinence product, absorbency is at the top of the list. Some incontinence pants, for instance, are meant to be worn throughout the day beneath regular clothing. Others are designed specifically to wear through the night before needing to be thrown out or cleaned.

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  8. How will the incontinence product be used?
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    Some incontinence products are worn inside the garment while others become replacements for men’s briefs for women’s panties. Of course, the fit for briefs and panties will need to be more accurate that of a pad worn inside the garment, but even those are specially designed for men and women for a better fit and more comfort.

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