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By T. Foster Jones OF THE MANY health subjects one might come across, none seems to evoke as much embarrassment as adult incontinence. Similarly, in regard to dealing with what is, in reality, a remarkably ordinary problem, most people are mired in self-imposed ignorance. As with any product, knowing what is out here gives you more options when it comes to finding a practical solution for dealing with your incontinence, or the incontinence of someone in your care. Comparing incontinence products allows you to find a diaper that fits comfortably. Diapers have different shapes or cuts, and, depending on the wearer’s body shape or gen- der, some diapers will fit more comfortably than others. The level of incontinence also affects your decision. Also, be sure to check with your doctor first to determine if incontinence wear is your best option. Pads and boosters for extra pro- tection. For milder forms of incontinence, incontinence pads are sold in a range of absorbency levels and can be worn with either egular or specialty underwear. Some pads are designed specifically for use with the manu- facturer’s own underwear, but most can be used with any snug-fitting underwear. Pull-on disposable underwear for convenience. Disposable pull-on styles, also known as pull-ups, are similar to adult briefs, but without the fasteners. Reviewers say these styles are easy to pull up and down, making them more convenient to use and a good choice for those who are usu- ally able to use the bathroom instead of rely- ing on a diaper. Pull-on underwear tends to be less absorbent than full adult briefs. Brief-style diapers for severe incontinence. Most agree that tradi- tional adult diapers, also known as dispos- able briefs, are the best choice for extended use or severe incontinence. While they can be awkward to put on, take off and change (particularly in a public restroom), adult briefs offer the most secure protection and the most customizable fit. C
The National Association for Continence site is
devoted to incontinence treatment options,
information and advocacy.
The New Diaper Primer is an introduction to
wearing diapers. Users get advice on which
brands work best and which to avoid.
XP Medical offers detailed diaper reviews;
information on each style includes wet and dry
measurements, features, results of wetting and
rewetting tests, cost per diaper and comments
on overall quality and effectiveness.
Incontinence Resource Center includes
detailed ratings of several adult diaper
brands. Reviews focus on fit, ease of use,
comfort and absorbency.
The Diaper Industry Source explains the mate-
rials and technologies used in adult diapers.
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The Costco Connection
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