Tena, Prevail, Tranquility, Kendall, Covidien and Salk have been providing incontinence products to home care dealers for years. Abena, although new to the United States is a leading provider of incontinence products in Europe. Many of these brands and products have not been, and are not available in stores. The variety of products from light incontinence liner pads to maximum absorbency diapers means that there is something to meet every need. Finding the right product for you, however, can seem overwhelming.
Most manufacturers define products by incontinence protection or absorbency:
Part of choosing the right product for you is finding one that you, as an individual, feel comfortable and secure in. Wetness against the skin causes skin to breakdown, leading to rashes; and improper product or size selection can cause leakage and embarassment. Like clothing, sizing is not a perfect science. Most manufacturers use a waist/hip measurment range but not always the same one. If you use a medium in one brand and are switching brands, double check the measurements on the size.
As a general guide, bladder control pads are usually recommended for light incontinence protection. Incontinence liners or pads provide light to moderate incontinence protection. Belted undergarments and protective underwear are designed for moderate to heavy protection, and diapers are designed for heavy to maximum/night protection. Check out the different brands though, because newer technology is making it easier to get better fit and absorption in lighter, more discreet products.
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