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Washable Pants

Washable pants are sometimes called ‘pantegrals’ or ‘pants with built-in-pad’. They look similar to normal underwear but have a built in absorbent gusset.

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More likely to suit you if...Less likely to suit you if...
  • Low cost is a priority for you
  • Your leakage is very light
  • You do not have adequate laundry facilities
  • You are unwilling to use washable products
  • You are not prepared to carry used products when out
  • Your leakage is at the heavier end of light leakage

Top Tips

  1. These incontinence knickers are fine for every-day underwear, but for days out and longer journeys improve the protection of incontinence knickers by adding a disposable booster pad inside and wear a pair of plastic pants over them for added security.
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  3. Nowadays there is a wide variety of waterproof protective pants available on-line that can be worn in conjunction with absorbent incontinence knickers and pads. These range from traditional plastic pants, coloured and patterned pants, terry towelling lined trainer pants with a waterproof pants with a nylon outer covering and different features to give a nice appearance.
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Incontinence can often be cured. Incontinence is a problem with one or more underlying causes that can often be cured or improved. Whatever your age seeking help is always advisable. Take the first step to getting help by contacting a health professional or continence organisation in your country.

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