Incontinence

Get educated about diapers and other helpful incontinence topics, such as managing bed wetting and preventing diaper rash.

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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January 7, 2020 | Incontinence

Multiple Sclerosis and Bladder Problems

Bladder dysfunction affects about 80 percent of people with multiple sclerosis, according to the National MS Society. This, in part, is due to the fact that MS lesions can disrupt transmission of nerve signals in areas that control the bladder and urinary sphincters.

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December 11, 2019 | Incontinence

Connecting Urinary Problems With Constipation

Urinary problems and urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in many children and can affect family, social and school life. In many cases, antibiotics can resolve the problem. If that doesn’t work, though, the urinary problem may be associated with trouble defecating.

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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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