Certain kinds of incontinence management systems put the skin at significant risk for infection. Absorbents and condom catheters, for example, expose the skin to too much moisture. Yeast or candida thrives in warm, moist conditions and when left untreated, can be painful.
UTI or urinary tract infections
The male urinary system includes the kidneys, ureters, urethra, and bladder. Infection occurs most commonly when bacteria is introduced through the urethra.
Men with certain health conditions such as kidney stones or enlarged prostate may be at higher risk of bladder infection, also called cystitis. In addition to pain or burning with urination, bladder infections may cause urge incontinence. One of the four main kinds of incontinence, urge incontinence is a strong sudden need to urinate. Sometimes the urge is so intense that urine is involuntarily released, or you have an accident. The other kinds of incontinence are stress (leakage or accidents with lifting, pressure or exertion) overflow (difficulty emptying the bladder completely) and mixed (combining symptoms of the previous types).
Infection of the urethra or urethritis can be caused by intestinal bacteria or sexual contact. Again, the frequent, sudden urge to urinate may lead to incontinence or night accidents.
Kidney infections are an upper urinary tract infection resulting from bacteria in the bloodstream or the bladder.
When the prostate becomes infected you may experience pain or burning with urination. It may also be difficult to empty your bladder completely. We call this overflow incontinence. In this instance, blockage prevents the free flow of urine.
Men’s Liberty Male External Catheter can help you feel more in control of your bladder. Feel confident even when sudden urges come up. Men’s Liberty provides secure, skin-friendly protection that keeps you dry and accident-free for up to 24-hours. Get protection from moisture, too. Men’s Liberty easily attaches to the tip of all types of the male anatomy. It directs urine away from the skin, so you stay dry.
Stop worrying about it catching you off guard. Men’s Liberty gives you the freedom and confidence you want to enjoy your usual activities. Call today to learn why millions of men with incontinence trust Men’s Liberty to support their active lifestyles.