How to Get Out and About with an Incontinence Problem

People with illnesses and long term conditions often enjoy a day out or a few hours visiting friends. There are lots of ways of organising transport but inevitably one particular issue gets in the way. Needing to be close to a bathroom or having to be careful each time a person coughs can be highly embarrassing. However there are ways of enabling people to be more independent without losing their dignity.

Plan ahead

no-peeing-1174876-mOne of the best ways of avoiding problems is to plan ahead. Check out the public conveniences that will be en route and that the place you are visiting has an accessible bathroom. If you have a disabled person or someone who has continence problems through illness you can buy a special radar key from the local authority which gives a person access to public toilets when they are closed and avoids the charge to some facilities. Don’t forget to make frequent stops on a journey so the person can use bathrooms, avoid problems in the first place, and freshen up.

Use pads

Using an absorbent pad discretely can help avoid embarrassing situations with leaks andt_protege_fesse_alese_incontinance stains. This gives a person with continence problems confidence to travel with others and visit friends without causing an embarrassing problem. Absorbent seat covers can cope with around 15 cl of fluid loss and fit easily into wheelchairs without being too obvious what they are. They also work well on sofas, chairs, car seats, and more without being a problem. The upper side is made from 100% plant fibre so they are pleasant to sit on. There is a waterproof side which goes next to the seat and the softer side is for the person to sit next to as it is more comfortable. These covers also fold up really thin so it is easy to carry spares around discretely. And if they do get soiled they are easy to dispose of in the garbage.

Have a change of clothes

t_culotte_noireIf an accident does happen with soiling have a spare pair of clothes and underwear to hand so you can change into fresh items effortlessly. Using disposable panties when out and about is an easy way to freshen up quickly and dispose of the old pair in the garbage without carrying them around all day. That way you’ll enjoy a visit to somewhere special and keep independent.

Getting out and about with incontinence problems has never been easier with all these new products to help. By preparing beforehand and planning a day there are lots of ways that you can do the things you want to do without being embarrassed.