5 Must-Have Accessories for Individuals with Bladder or Bowel Dysfunction
You're sitting in your car staring blankly at the steering wheel wondering what your next step will be. Your heart races. You look down and notice a large wet spot on your pants.
According to Mayo Clinic, if you're managing neurogenic bladder or bowel, you may experience loss of bowel control, constipation and inability to empty the bladder. Luckily, there are products to help with cleanups for situations like these to use in public and at home.
First, consider the type of brief or absorbent underwear you're using. Briefs with a plastic exterior are the best for bowel protection because they contain odors better than briefs with breathable backsheets. If you need a product that's designed to contain urinary leaks only, then you can choose from a super absorbent pull-ons like the FlexSupreme Underwear. After you've decided on the brief or pull-on to use, consider using these helpful accessories.
NorthShore Quilted Wipes are larger than others (9" X 13") and are more durable than other adult wipe brands. Their strong, quilted texture is resistant to tears. These heavy-duty adult wipes are also a great option for people who have sensitive skin. They are hypoallergenic and their formula contains aloe and calendula. Clean up any heavy bowel or urinary leaks while keeping skin healthy.
If you need to dispose of a soiled diaper, consider these large-sized disposal bags. They are the perfect sizes for adult-sized diapers and other incontinence products. The bags are 10” wide by 12” in height, and include handles to seal closely. The fresh powder scent helps containing strong smells odors. The bag's blue color keeps the contents in the bag hidden.
“WOW! These put other bags to shame. I tried using grocery store bags but they just don't hide the odor like these do. They're strong, hide what's inside and are large enough for an overnight diaper and other items I throw out.” – Betty B., California Resident and NorthShore Customer
Use these heavy-duty washable, reuseable bed pads as an additional waterproof protective layer on any piece of furniture, bedding or on the floor. The bed pads come in various sizes (L-2XL) and can hold up to 67 ounces of liquid. When drying the Champion XD bed pad, the stitching prevents dryer blow-out. This occurs when the layers of the bed pad separate due to high temperatures.
"I bought these pads a year ago and I use them all the time. These are, by far, the most absorbent, leak-proof comfortable bed pads I've ever tried for my husband. Also, they stay flat and don't roll up or crinkle." - Sammy G., New York Resident and NorthShore Customer
Having the right absorbent product and these accessories like NorthShore Supreme Quilted wipes and Heaven Scent bags can help make incontinence manageable. And, NorthShore Champion XD washable bed pads help prevent leaks onto car seats, chairs and other furniture.
For more information, visit the Bedding Protection Page or Personal Care Page or call (800) 563-0161 to get recommendations from our Customer Care & Service team.
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