Standard briefs allow urine and fecal matter to create an unhealthy alkaline pH skin environment, one of the main reasons for Incontinence Associated Dermatitis.
Incontinence Associated Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that occurs when chronic exposure to urine and/or feces comes into contact with perineal or perigenital skin. IAD is characterized by redness, swelling, itching, skin erosion and maceration.
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Background Information On pH Value
The pH value – shown in the pH color scale below – is the measure of whether a liquid is acidic (left) or alkaline (right). The natural skin surface is acidic; the body‘s internal environment is generally neutral to alkaline with pH 7.0-9.0.