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?
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.