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Urinary Sheath - the Alternative to Catheters for Urinary Incontinence
A urinary sheath is a handy tool for treating urinary incontinence in men. Both the function and the application are very simple and therefore well suited for care. Get extensive advice or find out more about our products. Buy urinary sheaths now! Continue reading at the end of this page.
What is a Urinary Sheath and How Does it Work?
A urinary sheath, also known as a urinal condom, is an aid for urinary incontinence in men. The draining incontinence system is mostly used in nursing, but is also used, for example, in diving or aviation. In contrast to urinary catheters, urinal condoms can be used without medical intervention and thus also with less risk. In addition, they are easier to use.
The single-use urinary sheath is made of latex or silicone and has an opening at the tip, the tube attachment. As the name suggests, a tube is connected here, which then directs the urine into a collecting bag. Urinals are usually used for 24 hours and then changed.
If they are of the right size and use, they fit tightly, are therefore waterproof and, together with a leg bag or a bed bag to collect urine, offer reliable and discreet protection.
Different Types of Urinal Condoms
The urinal condoms are made of either latex or silicone. The systems made of latex are more suitable for a short period of time, as the material can more easily lead to skin irritations. We recommend wearing it for up to 24 hours.
Silicone urinary sheaths can also be used for a longer period of time up to 48 hours. The material is considered to be particularly skin-friendly and hypoallergenic. In addition, these models often have a backstop that prevents urine from flowing back and loosening the adhesive surfaces.
Buy Disposable or Reusable Urinary Sheaths
If you want to buy condom urinals, you can choose between models for disposable and reusable use. The length of time it is worn depends on the skin type and the nature of the material.
Disposable urinary sheaths are practical and easy to change. Since they do not need cleaning, they are particularly good and flexible to use in care.
Reusable urinary sheaths are a new development and are made of thick silicone. There is a ring on the inside of the condom, which is inflated with a hand pump and thus sits watertight and tight on the penis. Nevertheless, a suitable size must be selected for the penis diameter.
The urinary drainage system for men with incontinence can be cleaned easily, but for hygienic reasons it should only be used for a single patient. The patient can then use the urinal condom several times over a longer period of time. You can find the right solution or design in our online shop. Buy a urinary sheath now!
Donning and Wearing - What Should be Considered?
There are self-adhesive condom urinals and those that are not ready for use and are only attached with a special skin adhesive. The self-adhesive models have a self-adhesive layer on the inside of the condom. This makes it very easy to use and suitable for patients to put them on themselves. The adhesive strip ensures a reliable hold of the sheath.
With a skin adhesive, on the other hand, it is possible to chose the position and width of the adhesive yourself. The skin adhesive is not only water-resistant and ensures an ideal hold even when wet, but is also gentle on the skin. There are different skin adhesives with different compositions. The adhesive strength varies from normal to strong.
A third variant is the special, double-sided adhesive tape. Compared to the skin adhesive, this offers a less complex and yet flexible solution.
Changing and Removing the Urinary Sheath
When putting on, changing and removing the urinary sheath you should pay attention to the following points:
- do not use creams or moisturizing soaps
- wait to put it on after a bath
- for a better hold, the base of the penis and the surrounding area should be shaved beforehand
The urinal condom should be changed once or twice a day. Proceed as follows when donning:
- Place the condom on the tip of the penis. Before doing this, you can wash the penis with mild soap and water. Be careful not to push the foreskin back.
- Gently unroll the condom and finally press the adhesive surface lightly to ensure the ideal hold. Note that there should be enough space between the opening and the tip of the penis.
- Attach the tube of the urine collection bag to the opening of the urinal condom.
Remove the urinal condom by first detaching the urine bag from the urinary sheath. Then loosen the adhesive surface with a little water and carefully roll the condom off towards the tip of the penis.
Urinary Sheaths from Medicalcorner24® - Your Advantages
With our urinal condoms you have the following advantages:
- easy to use and thus independent donning possible
- high quality products
- no more pads or adult diapers needed
- comfortable, barely noticeable while worn
- waterproof enclosure
- no development of unpleasant smells
Find the right product for your needs in our online shop. Medicalcorner24® also offers you flexible payment methods. You can also discover other incontinence products such as urine bottles and accessories and incontinence pads in our online shop. The discreet alternative to catheters - buy urinal condoms online now!
Can a Urinary Sheath Always be Used in Case of Incontinence?
In the case of very slight incontinence or bladder weakness, pads or diapers for adults are usually sufficient. Urinal condoms are best bought if you have moderate incontinence. However, if the incontinence is very severe, a urinary catheter is another solution.
How is the Correct Size of the Condom Urinal Selected?
Measure the correct size with a tape measure. When you put on the condom urinal, you should make sure that there is a buffer zone at the end with the connector. In this way, an optimal urine drainage can be guaranteed.
Who Can Put on a Urinal Condom?
Urinal condoms are easy to use. That is why users can usually put these on themselves. Since this is a non-invasive measure, nursing assistants can also put on a urinal condom.