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What can treat skin problems related to urinary incontinence?

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When urine leaks and stays in contact with your skin, you can get rashes and even infections.

It helps to change your pad or underwear whenever you feel wet. So can rinsing the genital area with warm water and drying it fully each time you change pads.

Some people find skin care products featuring a moisture barrier helpful in reducing skin irritation. Any products for diaper rash can help.

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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