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How to Wash Reusable Underwear for Incontinence

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Reusable incontinence underwear is perfect for individuals with light to moderate incontinence. As an environmentally-friendly alternative to disposable adult diapers, protective incontinence underwear can help catch leaks and save money in the long run.

How to Wash Incontinence Underwear

  1. Rinse leftover urine or fecal debris from underwear to remove stains
  2. Place soiled incontinence underwear in washing machine with warm water and mild detergent
  3. After the wash cycle, place clean underwear in the dryer on low to medium heat. Alternatively, incontinence underwear can be hung on a clothesline to dry naturally.
  4. Once dry, fold the underwear and place in drawers until next use.

Incontinence underwear can be hand or machine washed - just like ordinary laundry. However, it’s strongly recommended not to use bleach or fabric conditioner. This is because bleach and strong fragrances can irritate the delicate areas of the skin. 

Should I wash brand-new incontinence underwear before wearing them?

Yes! Like any new pair of clothing, it’s important to wash incontinence underwear before wearing them for the first time. 

Can incontinence underwear be put in the dryer?

Yes, incontinence underwear can be put in the dryer at low to medium heat. It can also be hang-dried on a clothesline. Protective underwear does not need to be dry cleaned.

How often should you change incontinence underwear?

Incontinence underwear should be changed once a day, or when soiled. Wearing soiled underwear for long periods of time can often lead to skin irritation from urine or fecal matter. 

Tips for Avoiding Skin Rashes Associated with Incontinence

Using the right incontinence products can help safeguard you or your loved ones from skin issues that can lead to discomfort. Properly changing soiled underpads can help prevent bacterial infections associated with moisture and poor hygiene. Wipes, creams, and other incontinence products such as adult diapers, sanitary pads, and bladder control pads can further absorb urine leaks. If you or your loved one is experiencing rashes, read our blog on How to Treat Skin Irritation from Urinary Incontinence.

How are incontinence underwear different from regular underwear?

With insertable pockets for panty liners and guards, incontinence underwear are designed to absorb urine. Unlike traditional disposable incontinence products, protective underwear can be washed after each use.

San Pablo Commercial has undergone extensive product testing and only partners with leading manufacturers to ensure high quality, absorbent incontinence medical products. We source out premium materials and have designed a maximum fluid locking technology to make our products more absorbent than competitor brands. We want our customers to be satisfied with our products so they can worry less about incontinence, spend more time with family, and improve their quality of life. 

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