With the aggravation of China's aging society, the demand for adult diapers is also increasing. There are many similarities between the skin characteristics of the elderly and those of infants. With the aging of the body, the barrier function and self-healing function of the skin will decline. When the skin of the elderly is stimulated by urine and stool for a long time, it is prone to incontinence dermatitis, commonly known as red ass. Another study shows that incontinence dermatitis, as an important risk factor of pressure ulcer, once it is not well treated, causes pressure ulcer, which not only brings pain to the elderly, but also greatly increases the medical burden and nursing difficulty. Therefore, it is very important to choose the right products for the elderly. So, how should the elderly choose?
Select the appropriate type. There are two common types: one is the waist patch type, which is suitable for the elderly who are bedridden all year round and those who have difficulty in moving and need the help of others to finish wearing. The other is the pull up pants, which is more suitable for the elderly with self-care ability.
Choose the right size. The appropriate size can be selected according to the waist circumference, hip circumference, height, weight and other indicators of the elderly. The thighs and waist are neither too tight nor too loose, resulting in lateral leakage. It can be selected according to the reference table outside the package.
Select the appropriate material. When choosing, you must not only see the clean appearance, but also think that the quality is qualified. Attention should also be paid to whether the product meets the following requirements:
(1) Large water absorption and good water locking performance. In addition to choosing adult diapers with strong water absorption performance to prevent leakage, we should also choose good water locking performance. The function of water absorption and water lock is mainly determined by its absorption core. A good core can not only absorb and store a large amount of urine, but also has the function of reverse osmosis - after absorbing the urine, the urine will not exude under the extrusion of external force, so as to avoid being stimulated by urine for a long time.
(2) The material is soft and breathable. Long term use of poor quality materials is easy to cause skin allergy and inflammation. Good materials usually have good air permeability and can keep the skin dry. At the same time, soft materials can also improve the comfort of the elderly and avoid skin wear.
No obvious flavor odour. Because if recycled materials from waste products are used, they usually have obvious fragrance after processing. At the same time, the recycled material itself contains a large number of viruses and bacteria, which can cause skin infection.
Water absorption is the basic parameter to measure adult diapers, and has the national standard: GB / t28004. This standard clearly requires that the slip penetration of adult diapers shall not be greater than 30ml, and the back penetration shall not be greater than 20g. Therefore, when there is "no standard, pay attention".
Select the goods marked with hygiene license number, manufacturer and production date and within the warranty period.
In short, when choosing adult diapers for the elderly, according to the above principles, purchase through formal channels, recognize the price and quality, don't be greedy for small and cheap, try to buy goods at a more reasonable price, and avoid using inferior products, which will bring unnecessary pain and burden to the elderly and families.