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Protective underwear and pads

There are different types of adult protective underwear for men and women. Types include an elastic pull-up, ones that use adhesive tabs or an elastic band with buttons, or a cloth pull-up. A chux pad can help absorb moisture.

Elastic pull-up

Pull-up adult underwear with a wide elastic band
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slide 1 of 5, Elastic pull-up,

Adhesive tab pull-up

Pull-up adult underwear with adhesive tabs on each side
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slide 2 of 5, Adhesive tab pull-up,

Cloth pull-up

Cloth pull-up adult underwear
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slide 3 of 5, Cloth pull-up,

Elastic band/button pull-up

Pull-up adult underwear with elastic bands that attach to the front
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slide 4 of 5, Elastic band/button pull-up,

Chux pad

Large pad that covers the middle of the bed
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slide 5 of 5, Chux pad,

Current as of: March 17, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse