When coping with incontinence, educate yourself on products, identifying irritants, managing treatment and more.

October 2, 2021 | Incontinence

Coping With Incontinence at Work

For many individuals with special and/or complex healthcare needs, incontinence is a normal part of everyday life. However, no one wants incontinence to interrupt their day, especially while they are at work. Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurse, Cheryl Hutton, with CHC Solutions provides tips for coping with incontinence at work.

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September 21, 2021 | Incontinence

Tips for Returning To School with Incontinence

Returning to school can be an exciting time. Children are often ready to learn new things and see their friends again. However, it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. Many children don’t know what to expect with their new schedules. This change from the relaxing summer routine can increase the rate of incontinence accidents. Learn tips and steps to help ease the transition back to school from wound, ostomy and continence nurse with CHC Solutions, Inc., Cheryl Hutton.

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August 17, 2021 | Incontinence

Managing Incontinence in the Summer Months

Different seasons can come with their own distinct challenges when it comes to incontinence. Follow these tips from wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurse with CHC Solutions, Cheryl Hutton, on how to enjoy the warm summer months and manage incontinence:

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July 31, 2021 | Incontinence

Transanal Bowel Irrigation

Individuals with neurogenic bowel problems usually rely on a regular routine of pre-emptive bowel care. These first-level treatments may include a combination of dietary management, oral laxatives, digital rectal stimulation, suppositories or micro-enemas and manual evacuation.

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June 25, 2021 | Incontinence

Moisture Barrier Creams That Protect the Skin

Cheryl Hutton, wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOC nurse) with CHC Solutions, Inc., shares helpful information on moisture barrier creams that assist in protecting the skin and reducing irritation.

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May 26, 2021 | Incontinence

Incontinence Products to Help Contain Leakage

If you have been experiencing urinary incontinence, there are many products on the market which may help you contain urinary leakage. The product you use is one that works best for you individually, and you may need to try more than one type to determine which works best.

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April 21, 2021 | Incontinence

Bladder Irritation and Identifying Symptoms

For this Conversations with Clinicians segment, Cheryl Hutton (a wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOC nurse) with CHC Solutions, Inc.) answers common questions and dives into what you need to know about bladder irritation.

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March 24, 2021 | Incontinence

Measuring Your Hips and Waist for Incontinence Briefs

To correctly measure your hips and waist for incontinence briefs, you only need standard measuring tape. By following these simple suggestions, you should be able to determine the correct size for you.

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February 17, 2021 | Incontinence

Multiple Sclerosis and Bladder Problems

Bladder dysfunction affects many people with multiple sclerosis, according to the National MS Society. This is due to the fact that multiple sclerosis can disrupt the transmission of nerve signals in areas that control the bladder (neurogenic bladder).

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October 29, 2020 | Incontinence

Urinary Problems Caused by Constipation

Urinary problems occur in many children and can negatively affect several aspects of life. This includes urinary tract infections (UTIs), urinary accidents and pain with urination. Often times, antibiotics can resolve these problems. However, occasionally antibiotics do not work because the cause of the problem may be constipation.  Constipation occurs when a person experiences difficulty regularly emptying the bowels.

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August 10, 2020 | Incontinence

Fecal Incontinence and Multiple Sclerosis

Nearly two-thirds of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have at least one gastrointestinal issue that persists for six months or more, according to the Pittsburgh Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Care and Research (PIMSCAR). The most common problems include heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, constipation and fecal incontinence.  

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July 20, 2020 | Incontinence

Autism and Incontinence

Incontinence affects more than 35 million Americans, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC). Dealing with incontinence can be difficult but helping a child with a disability such as autism learn to manage incontinence can be especially challenging.   

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July 3, 2020 | Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence Resources People Can Use

Several organizations in the U.S. offer support and educational materials for those suffering with bladder issues and incontinence. 

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June 16, 2020 | Incontinence

Bladder Irritants

Certain types of food and drink sometimes can increase urinary urgency, or lead to incontinence or bladder pain, according to Cheryl Hutton, a wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOC nurse) with CHC Solutions, Inc.

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May 20, 2020 | Incontinence

Managing Bed-Wetting for A Child with Special Needs

Millions of children worldwide experience problems with bedwetting – and it is more common among children with special needs.

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May 18, 2020 | Incontinence

Treating Urinary Odor

Urinary odor can be an embarrassing side effect of incontinence, for adults and children with bladder issues alike.

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April 9, 2020 | Incontinence

Continence Support for Children with Special Needs

Many children and young adults with disabilities also face continence issues. Common conditions for children and young adults with continence issues can include autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and spina bifida. Parents and caregivers of children with disabilities all share similar goals: to provide a full, rich life for every child.

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March 18, 2020 | Incontinence

Spina Bifida and Incontinence Treatments

Common continence issues affecting people with Spina Bifida include diarrhea, overflow incontinence, and a neurogenic bladder, according to the website Bladder and Bowel Community.

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February 28, 2020 | Incontinence

Preventing and Treating Diaper Rash

Extended exposure to urine and feces, among other things, can cause diaper rash – but there are several ways of treating it.

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January 29, 2020 | Incontinence

Resources for Urinary Incontinence

Several organizations provide information and support for people living with incontinence issues.

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December 5, 2019 | Incontinence

How to Help Children with Special Needs Cope with Incontinence At School

A new school or a return to school can be exciting. For children with incontinence issues, it also can be anxiety-provoking and can increase the number of stress incontinence accidents. Fortunately, there are steps parents and caregivers of these children can take to ease them back into a comfortable school routine.

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