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Should I Take My Sister to the Dermatologist?

Forums General Melanoma Community Should I Take My Sister to the Dermatologist?

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    Emma Baker
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    After giving birth to our Edward, my sister’s body continued to experience hormonal changes that affected her bladder. The incontinence problems started after the pregnancy as the childbirth weakened the pelvic floor muscles. Urine and faeces irritated her sensitive skin and in turn caused foul-smelling and redness.

    The skin irritation from trapped heat and moisture is disgusting. It is caused by an allergic reaction or a fungal infection. Since people with sensitive skin are more prone to skin irritation, she is reluctant to try adult diaper samples. She fears that using adult diapers, incontinence underwear, or such pads can lead to huge rashes. Dermatologists generally advise that when adults develop such issues, they should have them examined for signs of skin cancer.

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