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Tips for Managing Skin Rashes

Side Effect of External Catheters & Pads: Skin Rash

A skin rash from a catheter can not only be uncomfortable and annoying, but it can lead to more serious issues like infection or sores. Urinary incontinence can be especially problematic because the acidity of urine can cause erosion of the sensitive skin in the area. Properly treating and managing the skin rash from external catheters are crucial to long-term care of urinary incontinence.

How to Manage Skin Rash from a Catheter

If an external catheter has caused a skin rash, here are a few tips for managing the irritation and lessening the discomfort it has brought:

  • Keep the skin clean. Always cleanse the area with lukewarm water, never hot water, and use a gentle, non-alkaline soap or cleanser. The soap you use should be balanced to skin pH. Avoid using excess force when cleaning the area to avoid any further damage.
  • Monitor the skin for further irritation. Once the skin rash from the catheter has cleared up, make sure to keep an eye out for redness or dryness that can lead to more irritation.
  • Use skin preparation treatments if necessary. Products like lotions or creams used to protect baby skin can also protect your delicate skin. There are also moisture-barrier creams or prep sprays available to help further protect your skin before applying the external catheter.
  • Talk to your doctor. If skin rash or irritation persists, talk to your doctor. It’s possible you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to the incontinence products you are using.

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