Care recipient (cr) has developed a rash due to urinary incontinence

Try: After each episode of incontinence cleanse the cr cr’s skin gently with mild soap like baby soap and warm water be sure to cleanse between skin folds do no rub the washcloth against skin vigorously; use gentle patting motions dry the damp area afterwards by patting skin gently with a clean dry towel making sure moisture between skin folds is also dried apply a protective barrier of cream after each episode you can purchase cream made for treating or preventing rashes from urine over the counter in most drug stores if the cr wears pads or briefs for incontinence protection make sure the pads or brief are changed as soon as possible after an accident clean the skin and reapply cream before donning new pads or briefs

Materials: Washcloth gentle soap and water clean towel protective skin barrier cream

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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