Incontinence changes our skin. The body’s largest organ, skin is our first line of defence against bacteria and infection. But if the sensitive intimate area is repeatedly exposed to urine and frequent washing, our skin’s protective barrier there is weakened. And that can trigger a vicious circle of painful irritation, inflammation and infection called incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD).
Before you see those first tell-tale signs of skin redness, you need to act fast to prevent minor irritation rapidly flaring up into something far worse. The key to prevention? Good skin care.