February 11, 2019 2 min read

Skin allergies can be a challenge, especially when using products that don’t list their ingredients. If you suffer from urinary incontinence, the last thing you need to worry about is which chemicals your body is absorbing from the bladder leak protection you use.

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While heavy incontinence underwear protection are considered a medical device, the FDA currently doesn't mandate adult or baby diapers to list their ingredients on the packaging. With new research and studies trending that uncover the truths about what’s really in baby diapers, parents are ditching conventional, synthetic brands and turning tonatural diaper solutions without the toxic chemicals that can often lead toearly maturation in girls.

Likewise, adult incontinence protection should equally be questioned, especially if you have sensitive skin and prone to allergies.

Latex, Chlorine & Fragrance Allergies

More than 3 million people within the U.S. has a latex allergy, and most individuals affected by this allergy are people between the age of 41 years through 60.

The Mayo Clinic defines a latex allergy as the following:

“Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins found in natural rubber latex, a product made from the rubber tree. If you have a latex allergy, your body mistakes latex for a harmful substance.”

Latex allergy can cause rashes, hives, and a more serious condition calledanaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a serious to life-threatening allergic reaction such as coughing, swollen glands, tightening around the throat where it’s difficult to breathe.

Similar symptoms can be found in those who are allergic to chlorine; symptoms include red itchy skin or hives. For those with dermatitis, a skin condition often described as dry, itchy, red skin; chlorine makes dermatitis worse because it dries the skin. 

Fragrances in products can also make dermatitis worse. Though even if you don’t have dermatitis, fragrances can contain around 3,000 chemicals which may cause redness and irritation to sensitive skin. This is especially the case if skin directly touches a product that contains perfume.

Choose Veeda Natural Incontinence

It only takes 26 seconds for chemicals to be absorbed through the skin. This means that toxic chemicals immediately enter the bloodstream and can harm vital organs. Not to mention, if you have sensitive skin, a skin condition or an allergy, then you'll also be doing external damage in addition to potential internal harm to fragile organs.

It’s time to rely on natural, hypoallergenic incontinence products that are allergy certified, meaning, it’s tested as safe from major allergens for easily irritable skin. Take care of your sensitive skin with latex-free, fragrance-free, dye-free and chlorine-freeVeeda natural incontinence underwear, pads, and liners. When you make Veeda your incontinence choice, you’re putting your health first. 

Medical Disclaimer:Articles are intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis of patient treatment. Ask your medical professional if you have any health-related questions or concerns.