We’re slowly adding video content throughout the site to give you more information about our products. The latest we’ve added is for TENA Wash Cream.
TENA Wash Cream combines three skincare products into one:
- A mild, surfactant free cleanser
- A gentle, creamy moisturiser
- A non-smearing, protective film barrier
The special ingredients gently remove odour, urine and faecal residues with minimal effort and scrubbing. After cleansing the the special formulation helps restore the natural lipid and moisture balance of the skin and the protective skin film barrier minimises skin contact with urine and faeces to provide ongoing protection for fragile elderly skin.
The video gives more information on skincare and can be seen below or on the Tena Wash Cream product page.
Skincare is very important in Continence Management. Ageing makes the skin sensitive to ongoing exposure to moisture and contact with urine and faeces, this may easily initiate skin degradation causing irritation, itching or infection. There use of wipes and cleansing products are important to maintain skin hygiene and health. TENA Wet Wipes are specifically designed for continence care and are pre-moistened with a 3-in-1 formula to cleanse, restore and protect skin with just a single wipe. Also the “clean touch” system ensures safer and easier handling as it requires only one hand to open the pack lid. Find out more about how they work with our new video.
Do women have incontinence more often than men?
Unfortunately for women, yes. Urinary incontinence often occurs because of problems or weaknesses in muscles, support mechanisms and nerves that help to hold or release urine. Pregnancy and delivery, body changes associated with menopause and the way a woman’s female urinary tract is structured are among factors that contribute to twice as many women having incontinence problems. What’s important to know is that you don’t have to live your life wearing pads or being embarrassed by leakage. Incontinence is treatable at all ages.
Do symptoms differ for women?
The most common type of Urinary Incontinence for women is stress incontinence where coughing, laughing, sneezing, or other movements put pressure on the weakened bladder structure or surrounding muscles, resulting in urine leaks. With urge incontinence, women suddenly feel an uncontrollable urge to urinate and leak without control. Something as simple as hearing the sound of running water may be enough to prompt the release of urine. Mixed incontinence, a combination of stress and urge incontinence, also occurs much more frequently in women.
How is incontinence treated?
Significant progress has been made in treating incontinence effectively. Make an appointment with your Healthcare professional for an exam that will identify what type of incontinence you have. The doctor also will determine if you have underlying medical conditions that can cause incontinence.
Common medical reasons include pelvic growths, blockages and vaginal or bladder prolapses. Some medications also can contribute to the problem, so bring a list of all meds you take when you go to your appointment.
Depending on the type and extent of your problem, you may be referred for a course of treatment. This may include behavioral therapies such as fluid management, pelvic floor strengthening, bladder retraining, bulking agent injections, biofeedback or nerve stimulation (neuromodulation).
Finding the right combination for your needs may take some time and you will need to work with your Healthcare Professional to determine a treatment that works best for you. Sometimes surgery may be necessary; for instance, the bladder or urethra may have moved out of its normal position following childbirth.
What can I do to lessen my symptoms?
Some women find success by restricting certain liquids, such as coffee, tea, and alcohol. Severe constipation can worsen symptoms so try to keep your bowel movements regular. While absorbent undergarments such as adult diapers make the problem less visible, it’s important to use appropriate skincare products at the same time to avoid skin irritation and sores.
Although our incontinence range is very extensive, we’re aware that for many people there is a need for other items to assist with the management of the continence condition. We’re presently expanding our Incontinence skincare and accessories range and the latest addition is low cost “Protector” Vinyl Gloves.
These value vinyl gloves offer fantastic flexiblility and strength, in addition they are also Latex-free and Powder-free making them friendly to allergy sufferers.
Vinyl gloves are the most economical gloves within the cost conscious environment of today. In addition to being Latex free and comfortable to wear, vinyl gloves have a soft feel that maintains fingertip sensitivity.
Other benefits of our Powder-Free Vinyl Gloves include:
- Conform to BS EN 455.
- AQL 1.5
- Highly flexible.
- Latex free.
- Powder free.
- Easy to Don.
TENA Skin Lotion is is a mild moisturising lotion for sensitive skin that is enriched with natural moisturisers, and is especially suitable for restoring fragile skin (and is suitable for use on larger areas).
Healthcare professionals agree that consistent personal skincare is essentoal to maintain skin integrity and well-being for elderly, incontinent individuals. This is because their skin heals slowly and is fragile to pressure and rubbing. The skin may also be sensitive to ongoing exposure to moisture (especially urine or faeces) which can initiate skin degradation causing irritation, itching or infection.
We’ve also added the TENA Cellduk Wipes to our range. These are a strong, highly absorbent wash cloth (27x25cm) designed to quickly and gently cleanse the skin or apply moisturising and protective products (see below for full list). This soft, gentle towel like wash cloth is re-inforced with nylon threads for extra high strength when wet. As well as being extra strong it is also highly absorbent so performs like a textile flannel when wet. It is compatible with soap and water, wash cream, wash mousse and oils so is very suitable for bed bath routines as well as general cleansing.