Product Features of Attends® Underwear Extra Absorbency
Additional Product Information From the Manufacturer:Attends' SDO® Skin Wellness, Dryness, Odor Control
- Soft elastic waist design provides superior comfort
- Tear-away sides offer an easy option for removal
- White in color for added wearer discreetness
- Colored stitching indicates back of product
- Additional inner acquisition layer for faster absorbency
- Latex Free!
- Packaged in discreet cases
SDO is the key for delivering Skin Wellness, Dryness and Odor Control. Any time you see this SDO icon you know that product has the unique Attends® technologies in place to create the healthiest possible skin environment.
Problem 1: Skin redness, rashes and bedsores are often caused by urine creating a wet environment next to the skin in collaboration with certain bacteria and enzymes.
Attends Solution: Attends’ Perma-Dry® fibers in the absorbent core of the product rapidly channel urine away from the skin surface into the absorbent core. The unique design of the core provides increased resiliency and continues to function even after multiple voids.
Problem 2: Typical healthy skin has a pH ranging from 4.2 to 5.6. At this range skin has the ability to inhibit bacterial growth of foreign, pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Fresh urine typically has a pH range of 5.0 to 8.0 with variations due to diet, illness, and medications. Over time the pH of discharged urine on or near the skin will begin to drift upwards on the scale. The higher the pH the faster the bacterial growth will occur.
Attends Solution: Attends’ Perma-Dry fibers provide three beneficial effects:
1) stabilizes the pH of urine in the range of 4.0 to 5.0, which retards the pathogen growth.
2) lowers the pH level which reduces the activity level of damaging enzymes and skin irritants (lipease and protease).
3) a lower pH level also reduces the transmission of harmful bacteria from the outer layer of skin to the lower levels where infections occur.
Problem: Excess moisture on the skin surface can lead to skin maceration (pruning of the skin) which breaks down the skin’s barrier properties. This can lead to the development of perineal dermatitis or pressure ulcers (skin breakdown).
Attends Solution: Attends with Perma-Dry rapidly channels the wetness away from the skin, pulling the wetness to the lower absorbent core more quickly.
Odor Control -
Problem: The odor of incontinence often leads to embarrassment for both the nursing home and the incontinent person. Odor is caused by certain bacteria and the build up of ammonia as a result of increased pH.
Attends Solution: By reducing the pH of the urine that has entered the absorbent core, the Attends product retards the development of the bacteria and ammonia that lead to increased odor. Other manufacturers attempt to achieve pH reduction through the use of absorbent polymers (SAP or AGM), claiming they reduce urine pH levels. These products do have the ability to reduce pH of urine somewhat, but NOT to the same degree that Attends with Perma-Dry does. Only Attends reduces urine pH to levels that are consistent with the pH level of skin!
Rapid Lock System®
Technological innovation designed with a unique combination of materials that provide superior performance and leakage control:
1) A microporous layer wicks fluid rapidly away from the skin.
2) Perma-Dry® fibers channels fluid throughout the brief
3) Hygard® polymer locks fluids in the core of the product, and
4) The unique funnel design of the microporous layer blocks fluids from resurfacing.
These underwear feature breathable material that allow more air flow for drier, healthier skin, but still have a moisture-proof lining along the center of the brief to prevent leakage. They also have a soft, cloth-like covering for quiet confidence.
Latex Free: ALL Attends Healthcare products are Latex Free.
Many Attends Healthcare products are available with discreet outer shipping cases for customer privacy and dignity.
Orders over $50 ship for FREE! (Orders under $50 ship for a flat rate of $6.50)
Due to the nature of this product and our adherence to strict safety precautions, this product is NOT returnable. View Return Policy.
This item will typically ship via UPS.
2nd Day or Overnight Shipping: Due to the weight of these types of products, cases of incontinence supplies cannot be shipped 2nd Day or Overnight. If you need expedited shipping services, please call or email us to obtain rates specific to your shipping zone prior to placing your order.
We do not ship incontinence products to Hawaii or Alaska.
While we cannot administer medical advice, our Customer Service Team members are available to assist you with the ordering of nutritional products or other medical supplies. Our toll-free number is 1-866-774-9513 - Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST (7:00 am to 3:00 PST / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST). If you prefer to correspond by email, our address is CustomerService@MetroMedicalOnline.com.
Attends Extra Absorbency Underwear is sold by the bag or by the case. Visit our Attends section to view their line of high quality disposable adult diapers.
Note From the Customer Service Staff at MetroMedicalOnline.com:
Many of our customers have expressed a preference for Prevail Pull-Up Adult Disposable Underwear over the Attends brand. If you are interested, click on this link to visit the Prevail Pull-Up Adult Diapers page.
MetroMedicalOnline also carries a full line of other incontinence products including underpads (chuxs), cleansers, room fresheners and super-thick, very large pre-moistened wipes. Call us at 1-866-774-9513, Monday - Friday (9-5 CST) and we will share our knowledge with you!