Incontinence is a daily issue for many people, especially if there is an underlying health issue, or you have recently had an operation.
There are several types of urinary incontinence, including:
*stress incontinence – when urine leaks out at times when your bladder is under pressure; for example, when you cough or laugh
*urge incontinence – when urine leaks as you feel a sudden, intense urge to pass urine, or soon afterwards
*overflow incontinence (chronic urinary retention) – when you’re unable to fully empty your bladder, which causes frequent leaking
*total incontinence – when your bladder can’t store any urine at all, which causes you to pass urine constantly or have frequent leaking
It’s also possible to have a mixture of both stress and urge urinary incontinence.
This is nothing to be ashamed of and affects over 20% of people at some point in their lives. But you can use products to help manage incontinence and keep the area clean, especially if you are experiencing faecal incontinence.
There are several types incontinence products such as bed pads for chairs and beds, pulls ups for active people and all in ones for those who are less mobile. Then preventative skin cleansers and barrier creams.
This is important for anyone with thinning skin, elderly and incontinent because it burns and breaks down the skin. Once this happens your at high risk of infection through pressure ulcers and leisons, thus the right products are essential.
Why is Nilaqua Skin Cleanser the choice of product?
Not only is Nilaqua Skin Cleanser NHS approved. It can be used with or without water for all over the body and incontinent episodes. Just foam onto skin, let it soak in and wipe off or rinse away (depending upon incontinence). Not only is it a wonderful cleanser, Unlike pressurised containers requiring emollients. Nilaqua is pH balanced to be mild and non-irritating to the skin, for long term use. Better yet as a dual purpose cleanser you are purchasing less product. Is more cost effective and available in 3 sizes you can even pop one in your car or handbag for quick clean ups.
Here are testimonials from Community Lives Consortium.
Cwmgelli House; We found it absolutely brilliant its better on dry skin than Senset. We love it because the users can actually use it in the shower too as well as for an incontinence episode.
Drummau Road House; Loved the smell, it really freshened up our service user. We don’t have anyone that is incontinent at the moment, but we will definitely use it on them when we do.
Tawe Street House. Our services users have down syndrome and dementia and it’s getting harder to wash them so this made it really easy for us (the carers) and it wasn’t such an ordeal for the user.
Roger Street House. It’s nice and makes the skin soft after you use it. We will place an order for this instead of Senset next time. Can we try your towel off shampoo too please?
NHS – Royal Hampshire Clinic: We carried out a cost comparison on the product used for the duration of this trial and found that ICU, in comparison to the usual foam cleanser, used 50% of the volume product.