Adult Wet Wipes vs. Toilet Paper
Cleaning diapered skin regularly without causing irritations or abrasions is important to maintain skin health.
The use of toilet paper still remains popular, seemingly because of its cheap price and availability. However, the problem with using dry paper for cleaning private areas is that it’s often uncomfortable to use.
It often leaves a stinging sensation down below due to its rough, abrasive texture against your delicate areas, particularly with too much rubbing.
If the patient is suffering from anal fissures or hemorrhoids, it can worsen the condition and may even lead to rash, irritation, or infection. Irritation may occur when the toilet paper hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned in the area.
This leads to bacterial growth resulting in infection. Using dry toilet paper when there’s an existing infection can lead to itching and even bleeding when irritation becomes severe.
Another problem is that many toilet paper brands contain harsh chemicals such as bleach that can aggravate irritation. Unlike toilet paper, wet wipes are gentle and smooth and contain natural cleansing agents that won’t irritate your skin. In fact, based on a series of clinical studies, experts concluded that disposable wet wipes were milder to the skin than the use of cloth, water, cotton, or toilet paper.
The study verified that wet wipes were minimally disruptive to the skin barrier and hence, are suitable for use on both intact and irritated skin. Furthermore, wet wipes are designed to maximize the cleaning process, so you can do the task efficiently in a shorter period of time. You’ll also be less likely to use too many adult wipes, unlike toilet paper.