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What are urinary incontinence products with odor control?

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Most incontinence pads, liners, and disposable underwear offer odor control. Often, the materials are treated with a natural odor-absorbing compound such as baking soda. Sometimes fragrance is added to the product. Some people like this, but it can cause skin irritation in others. If you have sensitive skin, look for products that are fragrance-free and contain no chemicals for odor control.

SOURCES:

Debra K. Newman, RNC, MSN, Penn Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Health, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center; director, SeekWellness web site.

Michael H. Safir, MD, director, Southern California Center for Advanced Urology, West Hills, CA; author, "Overcoming Urinary Incontinence."

National Institute on Aging: "Urinary Incontinence."

UrologyHealth.org: "Managing Bladder Dysfunction With Products & Devices."

National Association for Continence.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 08, 2017

SOURCES:

Debra K. Newman, RNC, MSN, Penn Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Health, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center; director, SeekWellness web site.

Michael H. Safir, MD, director, Southern California Center for Advanced Urology, West Hills, CA; author, "Overcoming Urinary Incontinence."

National Institute on Aging: "Urinary Incontinence."

UrologyHealth.org: "Managing Bladder Dysfunction With Products & Devices."

National Association for Continence.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 08, 2017

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