Condom Catheters Alternatives
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffers from urinary incontinence (UI), you’ve probably looked into your options to find the most convenient and safest way to control leakage. Adult diapers are unsanitary and potentially embarrassing, so the condom catheter seems like a better and more discreet alternative.
However, condom catheters have their own drawbacks. Because it covers so much of the penis, a condom catheter can potentially cause irritation or infection — especially if there is already broken or irritated skin, or if you aren’t careful to wash well enough or use a new catheter every day. A condom catheter can also cause irritation if the sheath holder is attached too tightly or if the wearer has a latex allergy. This type of catheter can also sometimes dislodge and cause leaking.
With these potential drawbacks, many men find themselves looking for a more comfortable and safer alternative to condom catheters. Men’s Liberty external catheters are different from condom catheters because they only attach to the penis at the head, so there’s less of a possibility for irritation and infection. And although our proprietary hydrocolloid adhesive is gentle to the skin, it also creates a secure seal that stays in place — even if the wearer is very active or athletic. Men’s Liberty external male catheters are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and most insurance plans.
To find out more about how Men’s Liberty’s products compare to other types of male urinary catheters you may have used in the past, call our expert care team at 1-800-814-3174. We’re here to help you get back to a more active and enjoyable lifestyle, with fewer risks of leakage or infections!