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What is the best - most absorbent adult diaper that you can recommend?

What is the best - most absorbent adult diaper that you can recommend?

Abena or Attends: Consumer search has a nice review of some adult diaper brands and tends to lean towards recommending abena or attends. As this is a personal choice, your idea of the best may vary. For more information, check out their review here: http://www. Consumersearch. Com/adult-diapers. ...Read more

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I give myself enemas at least 4 times a week! I tend to expell them into an adult diaper! Is this safe?

I give myself enemas at least 4 times a week! I tend to expell them into an adult diaper! Is this safe?

Enemas: The only medical risk I can think of with frequent enemas is getting trauma to the lining of the rectum and then getting an infection from the irritated skin. I worry about water overload as well with such frequent introduction of water with the enema.

As a physician I am concerned enough that maybe you should respond with the reason you are doing this so often... ...Read more

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Please explain which depend adult diaper product works best?

Please explain which depend adult diaper product works best?

No endorsements: Healthtap doctors cannot endorse specific products. Often, companies will send you samples of their product if you request them. Just e-mail or write to them. Then try out a few different ones and see which one works best for your particular needs. Much less expensive way to find out which one is best -for you! ...Read more

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What is the best - most absorbent adult diaper that you can recommend?

Abena or Attends: Consumer search has a nice review of some adult diaper brands and tends to lean towards recommending abena or attends. As this is a personal choice, your idea of the best may vary. For more information, check out their review here: http://www. Consumersearch. Com/adult-diapers. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me do I have a fetish if I feel more secure in wearing an adult diaper and sucking on a pacifier?

What is wrong with me do I have a fetish if I feel more secure in wearing an adult diaper and sucking on a pacifier?

Desire for care: Though I certainly may be wrong in your situation, it seems to me that your wearing a diaper and sucking on a pacifier is probably not so much a fetish as an expression of your desire for someone to care for you like a baby, providing all your needs. Psychotherapy may be worth your consideration. ...Read more

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I give myself enemas at least 4 times a week! I tend to expell them into an adult diaper! Is this safe?

Enemas: The only medical risk I can think of with frequent enemas is getting trauma to the lining of the rectum and then getting an infection from the irritated skin. I worry about water overload as well with such frequent introduction of water with the enema.

As a physician I am concerned enough that maybe you should respond with the reason you are doing this so often... ...Read more

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What tips do you have on curing adult diaper rash?

What tips do you have on curing adult diaper rash?

Adult diaper rash: Is the adult in diapers or is the rash in the underwear area so u are calling it diaper rash? If there is too much moisture in the area or if person is diabetic/not cleaning well after using the rest room, these are areas to be addressed first. Try air drying after washing with luke warm water&have cotton undergarments. If in diaper for a reason, change as soon as it is wet. Try naystatin ointment. ...Read more

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If in hospital, can I opt to wear an adult diaper, instead of catheter (i have past UTI history with catheters)can this be added to my documents?

UTI: The hospital usually has to chart your imput and output which would be difficult to do in you are wearing a diaper.Hoever, speak to your doctor to see if he would waiver the requirement. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of adult diaper rash?

How do I get rid of adult diaper rash?

Stay dry: Keep the area as dry as possible. If there is itching & redness, some over the counter medications may help (antifungals). Be careful using otc steroid creams. If diabetic, see your pcp. Wear cotton underwear or none at all when possible but if wearing diapers, change ofen, wash often, dry often, use absorbent material like corn starch and use barrier creams (some have zinc). If? 's, see pcp! ...Read more

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Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Yes: And of that does not offer improvement in a day or two be seen to be sure it is a simple dermatitis.... ...Read more

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If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? And what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper?

If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? And what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper?

Be comfortable: If someone has incontinence, it would probably feel worse to have an accident. Your care team understands your needs and you should not feel badly about keeping yourself comfortable with whatever personal hygiene accessories you need. ...Read more

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Where to apply vasoline on a adult baby diaper area?

Where to apply vasoline on a adult baby diaper area?

Where is the rash...: Put the vaseline there to protect the skin. ...Read more

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What should an older adult do about a diaper rash?

What should an older adult do about a diaper rash?

Irritation vs yeast: The two most likely causes are irritation or yeast infection. A soothing cream or ointment will usually help with irritation. An anti-fungal cream (clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others) can help with yeast. There are powders that can help also, like zeasorb af which contains an anti-fungal component. ...Read more

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Can you tell when an adult is wearing a disposable diaper?

Can you tell when an adult is wearing a disposable diaper?

No: Adult diapers come in many shapes and sizes. They are designed with tiny beads that turn into gel when they absorb urine. The gel keeps the fluid contained and absorbs odors.
Products in a variety of sizes can be worn under most lose clothing without any visual signs. ...Read more

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Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Adult diaper rash: For adult “diaper” rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. Might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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I am an adult baby who is in to domination, mummy told me to sit in my messy diaper for 2 days, it's day two and I have a really bad rash what do?

I am an adult baby who is in to domination, mummy told me to sit in my messy diaper for 2 days, it's day two and I have a really bad rash what do?

S & M: It's unhealthy to continue doing what you do.
Add to that the pollution from the foul smell you create. Snap out of it and clean yourself and mind. ...Read more

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Best way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Best way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Diaper rash: Same way as babies. Barrier cream or ointment to prevent irritation from the next wet or dirty diaper. Apply liberally after every change. Small amounts of cortisone if very red or irritated. ...Read more

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Is diaper rash cream safe to use for adults?

Is diaper rash cream safe to use for adults?

Diaper rash: Yes, otc creams such as desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a&d oint, etc. Can be used. Barrier creams or ointment to prevent irritation from the next wet or dirty diaper. Apply liberally after every change. Small amounts of cortisone if very red or irritated also can be used occasionally. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream?

Is it possible that adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream?

I often tell patient: To use Destine for all ages as it is very safe for raw irritated skin in going or between buttocks. ...Read more

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Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work on an adult rash as well?

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work on an adult rash as well?

Desiten: Desiten is a baby ointment for diaper rash. But it might help other rashes, such as eczema. ...Read more

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Can adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on anal rashes?

Can adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on anal rashes?

Yes: Yes, desiring is a moisture barrier. Another inexpensive product you might try (another soothing moisture barrier used by adults) is calmoseptine, which is available over the counter as well. ...Read more

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Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (for baby's diaper rash) work on an adult rash?

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (for baby's diaper rash) work on an adult rash?

Open to air: The best remedy for diaper rash is to clean the area thoroughly and often. After cleaning air dry or fan with your hand or use a blow dryer on cool. Leave the diaper off when you can. Creams are basically a barrier and when using take care to dry the area off well before applying.
Also some diaper rashes will require medicated cream. You may want to call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help rash on adult vagina?

Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help rash on adult vagina?

Possibly...: However it depends on what the trash is from. If it is from friction and just general irritation, it could. However, i'd it is not, and from am infection of some sort, not likely. It will not hurt you though. Most likely if it does not improve, you should consider having your primary care or gyn doc give you a formal diagnosis. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have a rash between my butt cheeks/near anal area. Would Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work? Is it even possible for adults to get rashes like diaper rashes anymore?

I have a rash between my butt cheeks/near anal area. Would Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work? Is it even possible for adults to get rashes like diaper rashes anymore?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is ok.: If it's due to irritation, then Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or even just plain vaseline should resolve your problem in a 2-3 days. If it's due to an infection, it will not improve, the pain will worsen, and you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best adult diapers?

What are the best adult diapers?

Can't recommend: A specific brand, but consider these factors: Do you just need a light pad for mild stress incontinence or be able to use a single diaper for multiple wettings. Choose a diaper that's compatible with your clothing, i.e. bulkiness. Pull-on underwear/pads may be easier to remove/pull up and down. Try a sample pack first. Plastic back contains moisture/odor. Should fit snuggly. Try out at home first. ...Read more

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Can they make "fun" adult diapers?

Can they make "fun" adult diapers?

Not yet...: Haven't seen any exciting colors or prints on adult-sized diapers. Only the kid's diapers and pull-ups have the designs and prints on them. Seems like this is a "new product" opportunity for someone to bring to market. ...Read more

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How to make homemade adult diapers?

Adult diapers: You might consider getting a pair of plastic diapers and use them over washable diapersor the ones in the store that have a thin layer along with a plastic sheet. I'm not sure how to make one, but hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do I need adult diapers? I wet the bed often and have accidents during the day.

Do I need adult diapers? I wet the bed often and have accidents during the day.

May be: More important though is to know why? You need to see your doctor for evaluation, don't know your age, but simple studies of your blood and urine to rule out high blood sugar, possible prostate problems or others. Good luck ...Read more

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Is there any way to get a prescription for a adult diapers?

Is there any way to get a prescription for a adult diapers?

Yes: Your doctor can write a prescription for incontinence supplies with the number of adult diapers needed per month. Most insurance plans will pay for them if the prescription is written in that way. ...Read more

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When are diapers suggested for adults?

When are diapers suggested for adults?

Incontinent: When an adult can't control their release of urine or stool., it is best to use adult diapers. The term is called incontinent. There are many causes. ...Read more

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I want to stop using the toilet and start wearing adult diapers for the health benefits?

I want to stop using the toilet and start wearing adult diapers for the health benefits?

Why?: This does not sound like a good idea. Wearing diapers and having urine and stool against your skin, can lead to rashes and skin breakdown. ...Read more

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Worn/wet adult diapers for over a year by choice. Not going to stop, otherwise well-adjusted and successful. Regular doc will eventually ask what's up. Worried about how to answer when he does. Help?

The Truth: Yes, it's pretty unusual. You can let your doctor know what you are doing, or just not talk about it. Let him know you prefer it for whatever reason, and he should accept it. (this assumes you don't have any other issues going on). ...Read more

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Are there better diapers than depends for adult urge incontinence?

Possibly: The best pad or adult diaper will very from person to person. Fit is important & no two people are shaped exactly the same. Try different brands/styles to see what works best for you. Consider supplementing with additional incontinence pads or doubling at night if needed. Remember that there are many effective treatments for urge incontinence. Talk to a specialist to see if one might work for you. ...Read more

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Are adult diapers good for older skin disease patient?

Are adult diapers good for older skin disease patient?

Please clarify: Your question. Am not sure what you mean by that. Thanks. ...Read more