Incontinence Rash Treatment

What is Incontinence Rash?

Incontinence rash is caused by irritation from contact with urine or fecal matter that has been unintentionally released from the body .  Loss of bladder or bowel control is a common and often embarrassing problem that affects millions of people, both men and women, worldwide.  When you’re incontinent, a simple cough or sneeze can result in an involuntary release.

There are many causes of incontinence – weakening or stretching muscles due to aging, childbirth or weight gain, nerve damage to the urinary tract, illness, and emotional stress, just to name a few.

Skin can become damaged by friction and/or exposure to wet or soiled undergarments.  This leads to raw skin and irritation – hence, incontinence rash.

Incontinence does not normally cause major health problems, but can be embarrassing and inconvenient for those who suffer from it.  An external skin irritation like incontinence rash adds painful discomfort to this already challenging condition. Successful management is key for treating and preventing incontinence rash!

Wellness Tip

Keep clothing and bedding as clean as possible. Make sure that everything that touches your sensitive skin is soft and clean.

Identifying Incontinence Rash

Incontinence rash is skin that is red and tender along the rear, thighs, or genitals, particularly those covered by protective underwear or incontinence pads. Like many skin irritations, it can increase in severity and itch, crack, burn and/or bleed. Treatment for incontinence rash can be simple as keeping the affected area clean and dry, and buying the right skincare product, such as Triple Paste Adult.

Symptoms of Incontinence Rash

The main sign of incontinence rash is red, tender irritations in the underwear or pad area due to prolonged exposure to dampness. Like other skin conditions, it can increase in severity to include redness, sensitivity, dryness, bumps, burning, and flaking.

is the most common form of incontinence rash and is very similar to diaper rash. This condition affects all age groups, from infancy to mature adult and typically involves the irritation and breakdown of skin due to over-exposure to wet or soiled protective underwear or pads.

is another issue associated with incontinence rash.  Prolonged exposure to urine and/or waste on sensitive skin can result in bacteria thriving and spreading

is also a concern associated with incontinence rashes since damp, warm skin is ideal for fungus to flourish. This can lead to severe red, itchy, and burning rashes that require treatment with an anti-fungal agent in order to heal.

Incontinence Rash Treatment

You can heal, soothe, and prevent incontinence rash by treating the affected area. Treatment for incontinence rash is as easy as keeping the affected area clean and dry, and then gently applying Triple Paste Adult. Summers Labs specially formulated Triple Paste Adult to address existing incontinence rash and prevent future occurrences.

Preventing Incontinence Rash

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An easy way to prevent and eliminate symptoms, or an increase in severity, is to keep the area dry and thoroughly clean between changes.

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Another way to avoid incontinence rash is to use mild, all natural, fragrance-free soap and warm water when cleaning the skin – Be gentle with sensitive skin. Pat dry.

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Change protective, absorbent padding often to minimize skin exposure to waste.