Adult diaper rash is similar to diaper rashes that kids have and important to treat. Diapers are nothing to be ashamed of and adults may need them for a variety of reasons including incontinence, bed wetting, post-surgical issues and various medical problems. Adults are not always able to accept leakage problems and this is also true for diaper rash. If you suspect a parent or loved one is having a problem, please speak with them about this so they can improve the quality of life.
It is nothing to be ashamed about since an adult diaper rash has the same origin as those for kids- ie urine or fecal material irritating the skin. Be sure to clean the skin thorougly, change the diaper frequently, let the skin air out part of each day and apply creams to heal any rashes. Sometimes urinary incontinence can be due to stress so if you or a loved one suffer from this problem, look into relaxing cds, simple stretching exercises and ways to change the perspective to not feel so dragged down. Sometimes people in your life can also connect to your negative emotions, so try to track this as well. Try to change the diaper every 3 hours to keep area clean.
For females, doing the kegel exercise can help with urinary incontinence in some cases so try this to build up the muscles in that area. Traditional remedies for both adult diaper rash and toddler diaper rashes include baby powder, corn starch and Vitamin A and D creams. Zinc oxide creams are also good for healing. Some say that petrolatum can be an allergen, so test this in case you have a reaction.
Some natural home remedies for diaper rash include products that contain calendula, aloe and chamomile extracts. Cranberry juice can be helpful and is good to kill bacteria that can lead to urinary tract infections or yeast infections as well.
Don’t beat yourself or feel uncomfortable about this issue. There are commercials for diaper rash adult
problems and it is part of our culture and can be treated effectively.