So How Often Should I Change Pads?
As a general rule, most pads are designed to be efficient for around 3 to 4 hours. Although the average number of pads used in a is 4 to 6 pads, the truth is that this depends on your personal comfort and product absorbency. If you prioritise being comfortable and dry consistently, change pads before they become too heavy and wet. This act ensures you will not experience leakage, no matter how small. It is important to remember that wearing pads too long can lead to poor skin hygiene and cause bad odours. Pads that have been neglected can also cause conditions such as incontinence associated dermatitis or fungal infections.
Do you suffer from incontinence associated dermatitis?
Recommended Urinary Incontinence Pads
- Body shaped
- Ideal for light to heavy incontinence
- Textile like back sheet
- Price range between £1.08 to £8.14
- Available in 5 absorbency levels
- For moderate to heavy incontinence
- Unique bowl shape
- Price range between £4.61 to £12.79
- Ideal for small urinary losses
- Shaped like feminine towels
- Maximum discretion and security
- Price range between £4.64 to £4.75
LILLE CLASSIC FORM
- Ideal for moderate to severe incontinence
- Soft and comfortable
- Polyethylene Backing
- Price range between £4.80 to £7.08
Can I Re-Use a Wet Pad?
The answer to this is simple: do not re-use an incontinence pad. A wet pad is likely to deteriorate more quickly and cause unwanted leakage.
What about Pads for Night Time Incontinence?
For night time, use an incontinence pad with a much higher absorbency. You are wearing a pad for a much longer period of time.
Why Do People Change Dry Pads?
Only changing your pad when it is soaking wet can easily lead to irritation. Although you do not have to change a pad a few minutes after wearing it, changing pads that are still on the dry side is encouraged.
Are Larger Pads More Absorbent than Small Pads?
In general, larger pads are more absorbent than smaller pads. A small shaped pad range such as TENA Comfort Mini, for example, are ideal for lighter incontinence. Attends Contours Regular pads, on the other hand, are more ideal for moderate to heavy incontinence.
How Do I Keep Odour Under Control?
Most pads do have a feature called odour control technology, in which manufacturers place an odour sorbent and binder onto a layer in a product. A recent study found that worries of odour, loneliness and social isolation are key consequences for most incontinent individuals. This feature is therefore a huge help for quality of life. You can also invest in hygienic products to control odour. The Zybax Ultra Odour Eliminator is ideal for eliminating odours quickly. This works through chemically altering the properties of the odour molecules. It leaves behind a pleasant fresh linen scent.
Zybax ULtra Odour Eliminator
- Fresh Linen Scent
- Odour Bond Technology
- 750ml Volume
- 820g Weight
Recommended Faecal Incontinence Pads
- Body Shaped Discreet Pads
- Nonwoven top sheet
- Comfortable and efficient
iD Expert belt maxi
- Velcro Fastening
- Comfortable cotton feel
- Non-woven material
- To be used in conjunction with other Pads
- Effective for both faecal incontinence and faecal smearing
- Fluff core for comfort and protect
TEna slip active fit
- Double leg elastics
- Ideal for moderate to heavy faecal incontinence
- Feel Dry Layer