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Absorbent products are items that absorb urine, such as adult diapers, plastic-coated underwear, pads, or panty liners that attach to underwear. Most commercially available items are disposable (such as Depend or Poise). Some absorbent cloths can be washed and reused. Drip collectors that fit over the penis are also available.
Absorbent products may be used to manage any form of incontinence. Bladder control pads are a better choice than menstrual pads. Bladder control pads are made to absorb fluid faster, so they keep you dry and comfortable. And they are designed to reduce the odor of urine.
Absorbent products do not cure incontinence. But they may be used for any duration of time. Skin irritations may be a recurring problem if soiled or wet absorbent products have extended contact with the skin.
Absorbent products may be used if:
Absorbent products also may be used:
Absorbent products are an effective way to relieve the embarrassment and discomfort of urine leakage.
When using absorbent products:
Absorbent products are available in various forms. They can be found in many drugstores and markets.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Avery L. Seifert, MD, FACS - Urology
Current as ofMarch 21, 2018
Current as of:
March 21, 2018
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD, FACS - Urology
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Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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