Incontinence is referred as the condition where body is unable to control defecation or urination. Urinary incontinence is common problem in women than in men. Childbirth, pelvic surgery, menopause, and pregnancy are some of the major risk factors. According to National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, around 7 to 37% report some degree of urinary incontinence among women between the age group of 20 years to 39 years. Fecal incontinence results in local reactions of urinary tract and perianal skin. Incontinence also causes skin problem to individuals such as redness, pressure ulcers, soreness, rashes and urinary tract infections. Excessive physical, chemical, and moisture irritants contribute to skin softening and eventually break down of the skin health.
Incontinence skin care products can help limit this disease to treat people suffering from incontinence. Increasing aging population and high prevalence of obesity are the major factors responsible for growth of the global incontinence skin care products market. According to World Health Organization (WHO), the global population is anticipated to double from 900 million in 2015 to 2 billion in 2050 over 60 years. However, side effects such as skin irritation caused due to presence of allergens such as lanolin and perfumes can restrict the use of incontinence skin care products.
Global Incontinence Skin Care Products Market Taxonomy:
Global incontinence skin care products market is segmented into:
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Among product type, wipes segment witnessed significant market share in 2016, as it is considered to be a convenient way to protect and sanitize skin from excess moisture or dryness. Moreover, owing to its cost effective nature, it is one of the most widely used product amongst the incontinence skin care products. Several market players are focused on developing new products to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in 2017, ConvaTec Group Plc., a medical technology company, launched ‘Sensi-Care’ skin protectant incontinence wipes for customers whose skin is at risk of breakdown due to incontinence.
Global Incontinence Skin Care Products Market Outlook:
Key players in Global Incontinence Skin Care Products Market:
Major players operating in the incontinence skincare products market includes Abena Group, Svenska Cellulosa AB, Attends Ltd, ConvaTec Group Plc., Coloplast A/S, Emilia Personal Care, Medline Industries Inc., and Coloplast.