Can urinary incontinence cause skin irritation?

Can urinary incontinence cause skin irritation?

When urinary incontinence is ongoing, it can be a challenge to keep the skin clean and healthy. Skin irritation can be an annoyance in some people, but it may become a serious medical problem in others who develop pressure sores. Urine is particularly irritating because it is acidic; this increases the possibility that you will develop erosion of the skin. You can avoid skin irritation with measures to properly cleanse, , and protect the skin.

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the accidental release of urine, which can affect both men and women. Symptoms of UI may differ from person to person and the treatment options range from medications to surgery. Learn more from our ex...

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