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What Are Adult Plastic Pants?

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Adult plastic pants are designed to be worn by adults who suffer from incontinence, which is the inability to control the bladder or bowels. They are typically worn over cloth diapers, but might also be used over disposable adult diapers. These pants typically have elastic around the waist and legs to keep them from leaking. They come in different sizes and designs to accommodate both men and women.

Many people suffer from leaking urine during heavy activity. Others may have trouble controlling their bowels or bladder at night. Individuals could also suffer from this problem on a daily basis due to certain medications or diseases. A patient can wear adult plastic pants as often as needed to help with their condition. Some patients find it necessary to wear one at all times of the day or night, and there is generally no problem with doing so.

Adult plastic pants are worn by slipping them on over a cloth or plastic adult diaper. Some types may have a fastener at the waist or along the sides so they can be taken off easily. There is usually elastic around the waist even if there is a fastener. Elastic can also be found around the garment's legs, as this helps with leak control.

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There are usually different types of pants for men and women. Plastic pants for women may resemble panties, while those made for men could be more like boxer shorts. They might be white, colored, or have a print pattern on them.

Adult plastic pants also come in a variety of different sizes. The correct size is usually determined by measuring the waist, legs, and hips of the person they are being purchased for. These garments normally come in extra small through 5X-large, so anyone who needs them is usually able to find pants that fit.

Although plastic diapers are intended to be disposable, adult plastic pants are not. They can sometimes be laundered in a washing machine set on a gentle cycle. Other times, these pants can be washed down with hot water and detergent, then allowed to air dry. Placing these items in a clothes dryer is not recommended, as it could cause them to melt.

Adult plastic pants can be purchased at many medical supply stores or pharmacies. A prescription is not normally needed in order to buy them. People who are embarrassed to purchase these in person can also buy them online.

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umbra21
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This often happens to women after they have had a difficult birth. The muscles down there can stretch or even be damaged. Yes, you should see a doctor, but one of the most important things you can do to fix the problem is the pelvic floor exercises that often get called kegels.

Kegels are usually just clenching your inner muscles in that area for periods of time to strengthen them, like any other muscle.

If you do this often enough, you will eventually tone that area up and may not suffer from this problem anymore.

croydon
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If you are suffering from incontinence you should try asking your doctor about it. It's much more common than you might think and in some cases it is completely curable.

It might even be a sign of a bigger problem.

But so many people are embarrassed by it. It is a medical condition, not a sign of weakness, so you shouldn't be embarrassed. Just like you shouldn't be embarrassed by having to wear plastic pants for adults.

I think having this issue can cripple some people emotionally, but they should try to look past it.

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