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Would condom catheters help?
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onlywhenilaugh posted:
My uncle struggles with incontinence and hates adult diapers. He thinks they make him feel like a baby. Have you or anyone you know tried condom catheters. I had him check out this website about them and I think he is interested, but not sure how well they will seal up.

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NationalMedSupplies responded:
Hello there, I would say that from what i have seen they work very well. The first step he is going to want to take is to try them and find the correct size thats best for him.
 
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Maintanenceman1 responded:
At times I use product a product called Afex which Stand for Adhesive free external collection system. It work very well
 
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onlywhenilaugh replied to Maintanenceman1's response:
Thanks for your replies. I downloaded him an article about the importance of sizing. I will check into Afex, too. I just read something about it online, but wonder if he would find it too complicated to use. He is going on 70.
 
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Roscoe121 responded:
I'm a CNA at an elderly facility. I have one resident that needs help getting the condom cath on, but we only change it when it gets loose. We use an adhesive that looks like a lollipop stick to rub on the scrotum and then roll the condom cath on top to keep a seal. The resident gets it changed every 3 days to a week. There may be someone that has to help your uncle with this part. Shaving the area smooth will help with the adhesive a lot. Your uncle may be able to di it if he is not too shaky. Give him and chance and if he needs help make sure there is someone he can talk to without being embarrassed.
 
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onlywhenilaugh replied to Roscoe121's response:
@maintenanceman - well, we went ahead and ordered an afex kit and so far so good. He is able to pull the briefs on and attach the leg bag with no problem

@roscoe121 - I did talk him into ordering a small batch of condom caths to try. We will see how he feels about them when they come in.

Thanks guys for all your help. Never know, I might need this information myself one day!
 
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Maintanenceman1 replied to onlywhenilaugh's response:
Glad to hear that the AFEX is working for him so. Well hope things continue to go well


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