Urinary incontinence in men is treated with male external catheters, which is not your traditional catheter that is inserted into the body. Because of this, male external catheters are often referred to as a Texas catheter or condom catheter due to the fact that it is placed over the penis in the same manner that a condom would. The difference between a normal condom and male external catheters or condom catheters is that they feature a plug at the end to attach a drainage tube so urine can pass into a collection bag or device. Also unlike the normal condom, most male external catheters, Texas catheters, or condom catheters are self-adhesive.
Self-adhesive condom catheters or external catheters can be beneficial because they are less likely to cause urinary infections that are associated with frequent catheterization. Because external catheters allow for more movement and are non-invasive, they can be a more comfortable option. It is important to make sure you get the right size and fit to prevent leaks that can lead to skin irritation and breakdown. External catheters, condom catheters, and Texas catheters are not meant to be used as reusable catheters. These types of catheters should be discarded after each use for sanitary purposes and to help prevent the risk of infection. You can shop and buy condom catheters here and if you need any assistance, our Personally Delivered Product Experts are ready to help.