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!