My skin’s recently become damaged and painful due to incontinence I think. It appears to be a rash and looks unsightly. I have tried washing it with soap over and over again and have put sudocrem on but nothing has soothed it. I’ve had incontinence for a few months due to severe MS..I don’t want to show anyone this. Has anyone experienced this and what do I do?
You need to invest in some proper skin care products. Soap can make your skin more damaged and irritated, so avoid this. Cleansing products for incontinence leave the skin clean and soft without irritation, and are popular soap and water alternatives. The Conti Continence Care Wipes are popular moist cleansing wipes.
You also need a barrier cream, which forms a physical barrier between the skin and any contaminants. This prevents the skin from irritation. I would recommend the iD Care Zinc Oxide Ointment as a reliable barrier cream.
If the irritation is bad, I would definitely visit a Doctor to ensure your skin has developed no further problems.
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I would suggest airing out for a while every day. I would usually do this after a shower and without putting any cream on. This can be achieved by sitting on a chux or a towel without any pads or pants on. Yes it may feel horrible wetting yourself without protection, but the air circulating around the area will deffo help heal the area. Do this as often as possible. I would also advise using a different cream. I found sudocream to be infective for me. Although most nappy creams have zinc oxide in them, there are different amounts in different brands. Cheap store baby nappy cream from asda or Morrisons have a better recipe in my opinion and work wonders for me. I have used said creams for years now and haven’t suffered a single rash since. I would also advise changing your pads allot more frequent than usual when you have a rash. It may seem not cost effective by changing pads that are only barley used but it will deffo help clear the rash up. Also apply said cream at every change, regardless.