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Updated 15 July 2015

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Apply a barrier cream or petroleum jelly in the flexures of your legs. Leaking urine can irritate the skin and cause breaking and eventually infection in these often neglected areas. Regularly check for signs of infection: redness of skin, oozing, foul smell and burning.

Visit our Incontinence Centre for more on managing this condition.

 
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