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Absorbent products are items that absorb urine, such as adult
diapers, plastic-coated underwear, pads, or panty liners that attach to
underwear. Most commercially available items are disposable (such as Depend or
Poise). Some absorbent cloths can be washed and reused. Drip
collectors that fit over the penis are also available.
Absorbent products may be used to manage any form of
Absorbent products do not cure incontinence. But they may be used
for any duration of time. Skin irritations may be a recurring problem
if soiled or wet absorbent products have extended contact with the skin.
Absorbent products may be used if:
Absorbent products also may be used:
Absorbent products are an effective way to relieve the
embarrassment and discomfort of urine leakage.
When using absorbent products:
Absorbent products are available in various forms. They can be found
in many drugstores and markets.
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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