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Incontinence Products vs. Feminine Products

Posted by on July 28, 2015 under BladderMatters | Read the First Comment

Pads and liners

Original post written for LiveConfidently.com

For women, bladder control issues can occur at various stages of life. Light bladder leakage is most commonly experienced during pregnancy, after childbirth, and throughout menopause. When these symptoms of incontinence arise, many women use feminine hygiene products for protection due to convenience or their level of comfort selecting and purchasing these products in the store. However, not all absorbent products are equal, and using feminine hygiene products for incontinence needs can lead to issues with odor and leakage.

Consider this example. While pantiliners for feminine hygiene and incontinence needs appear similar at a glance, there are important product differences. Pantiliners for feminine hygiene are designed to absorb small amounts of occasional discharge, while pantiliners for incontinence protection are designed to rapidly absorb and lock away urine flow. Incontinence protection products for women are also available for a multitude of absorbency needs, ranging from very light liners to more absorbent pads. In general, these products are designed to lock fluid away so an active person doesn’t have to worry about leakage during normal daily activities.

Many modern incontinence protection products also include odor control systems that neutralize the creation of odors caused by urine. This means that the products actually prevent odors from forming instead of attempting to conceal odors by masking them with a fragrance. To find out which incontinence protection products are available for your needs, take a look at our incontinence product selector tool.

On occasion, women are embarrassed to purchase incontinence products and instead buy feminine hygiene products for their light bladder leakage needs. This occurs because feminine care products are considered a normal part of women’s protection needs, while incontinence may be viewed as a medical issue or problem. Increasingly, incontinence products are being designed to look and feel like feminine hygiene pads and pantiliners to reinforce a sense of normalcy when purchasing or using these products. In addition to retail store locations, products are available through online retailers for worry-free shipping and convenience. You may want to refer to our product retailer locator for a list of stores and websites that sell incontinence protection products.

What factors do you take into consideration when purchasing products for light bladder leakage? Let us know on our female incontinence forum!

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Calmoseptine Q&As

Posted by on September 9, 2013 under Promotions | Be the First to Comment

Calmoseptine Ointment

Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Menthol

  1. Does Calmoseptine require a prescription?  No, Calmoseptine is an over-the-counter ointment that does not require a prescription.
  2. What can Calmoseptine Ointment be used for?  Calmoseptine Ointment is effective for protecting, soothing, and promoting healing for a variety of medical conditions, including: bladder and bowel incontinence; diaper rash; feeding tube site leakage; ostomy site irritation; wound drainage; minor cuts & scrapes; minor burns or irradiated skin; fistulas; moisture in skin folds; hemorrhoids and anal fissures; rashes, eczema, insect bites, poison ivy, poison pak and poison sumac.
  3. Can Calmoseptine be used on infants?  Yes, Calmoseptine Ointment was originally developed for use on babies as a diaper rash ointment.  However, it is not recommended for use on premature newborns.
  4. Where on the body can I use Calmoseptine Ointment? Calmoseptine may be used on intact or mildly damaged skin, but users should avoid applying Calmoseptine on deep wounds, puncture wounds or mucous membranes, nor should it be used around the eyes. The ointment may be used on transitional areas that are close to mucuous membranes, such as on the lips or around the anus or vaginal opening.
  5. How often can I use Calmoseptine?  Calmoseptine Ointment can be used as often as needed for protection and relief in adults and children over one month.  On newborn infants under one month, recommended use is limited to four times per day on an area no greater than 1/8th of the infant’s body.
  6. How much Calmoseptine do I need to use to be effective?  Only a thin layer of Calmoseptine is necessary, however there is no harm in using too much.  When used under ostomy appliances, only a very small amount should be used, and it should be rubbed in well so that the barrier will adhere.
  7. Where can I buy Calmoseptine Ointment?  Calmoseptine is rarely found on store shelves, but can be ordered online from home care supply stores, such as TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

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