Constant exposure to urine, higher temperature inside the diaper, and remaining in one position for a long time may quickly lead to skin irritation.
In the case of people with limited mobility, and those who are bedridden (especially the people using diapers), the skin should be under constant observation, because its irritation may lead to dangerous chafes and bedsores.
|Chafes develop when something (for example artificial materials) rubs against the skin, or when the folds of skin stick to each other for a long time causing an unpleasant skin condition. Raised temperature, moisture (urine, sweat), and blocked air supply make chafe development quicker.||It is skin damage preceded by redness – it is an effect of prolonged pressure on the skin causing skin tissue ischemia. It can affect all the layers of the skin – from the epidermis to the hypodermis, and even down to the bone in the final stage of development.|
What to keep in mind?
Employing bedsore preventive treatment is crucial in the case of people who use absorbent products to manage their urinary/faecal incontinence – it is really important if the person is bedridden. Skin care and observation of its condition play a crucial role.
Learn more about bedsore preventive treatment here.