Incontinence smell issues with pads & undies

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by bathroom gal on Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:59 pm

Incontinence smell issues with pads & undies

I am just starting down the road with incontinence. I wet mainly at night. I was wondering if these products like the pads or undies take care of the smell also.

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by talkhealth on Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:29 am

Re: Incontinence smell issues with pads & undies

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by Kelvin45 on Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:18 pm

Re: Incontinence smell issues with pads & undies

If I'm honest I wouldn't recommend pads for night time use. As you move around during the night the pad came become scrunched up or move totally. making leaks very likely. I would suggest pull ups and a waterproof, washable bed pad.
As for smell most pads, pull ups and all in ones (adult nappies) usually have some form of odour control, however when urine comes into contact with the air it starts to break down fairly quickly. So as a general rule as soon as you realise you are damp or wet the change your pad. If you are out and about also slip some travel wet wipes in your bag.
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by seanintenas on Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:52 am

Re: Incontinence smell issues with pads & undies

I would recommend pads but go for plastic backed heavy duty ones like Tens Slip Active Fit with a pair of plastic pants on top. Has worked for me for 20 years!

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