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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:36 pm 
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Hi Tewi. Glad that you are well. Thanks for all of the great pics!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:04 pm 
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Thanks for the supplemental photos - I'm surprised as to how Americanized the pharmacies are. The 2nd photo from the top reminds me of the check-out @Wal-Mart!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:33 am 
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Wetters wrote:
It doesn't surprise me that Abena products are available in brick-and-mortar stores in Finland. It would be nice to have that availability here where I live. Thanks for the info.

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Old posting, but you're welcome. :)

I have to mention though, that it is hard to find "all-in-one" briefs in normal stores. Pull-ups are the norm. Even most pharmacies don't carry briefs. You have to order them from medical supply stores etc. Weird, considering that we have an ageing population. Maybe in the future...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:21 pm 
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My wife and I just returned from two weeks in Ukraine. We also found high quality diapers available in both the regular supermarkets and the pharmacies (apteka in Russian as Tewi mentioned.) Not all of the pharmacies had diapers for sale, but many will have them. I have included some photos and pricing.
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File comment: Of course, Depend pull-ups. A package of 10 for about $5.30.
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File comment: This is a new brand I have not seen in Ukraine before. Did not try them. Pricing at $12 US dollars for 30 is very good.
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File comment: These Tena diapers are also about $16 US dollars for a package of 30, that's about 53 cents each.
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File comment: These Tena pull-ups are about $16 US dollars for 30.
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File comment: These Seni products were available in the local Novus Supermarket
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:12 am 
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How about Poland? What is the availability there? Does anyone know?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:19 pm 
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Last October 18, 2018, I was in Seoul, South Korea. I published a post here saying I'd check on supplies in Korea then concluded with a PS that I had found them but I had NOT been able to do a photo shoot.

I have returned (passing through as my wife and I are meeting-up here) to Seoul and now we two are heading back to Irkutsk, Russian Siberia. This trip I was successful in finding incontinent products out on the economy. On my October 18, 2018 visit I got products from the base PX. I did NOT do a photo shoot then. Below are some photos taken in Osan a city in the greater Seoul Metropolitan area where I was successful in finding what I need out on the Seoul economy.


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File comment: My wife and I were meeting friends in Osan, a small town in the greater Seoul Metropolitan area. While we were waiting, we strolled around the area near the Seoul Metro Station where we exited the metro and I spied this Pharmacy. I think we'll go inside for a look-see.
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File comment: A close-up photo of the store logo so you can clearly see it. I think it is one in a chain of pharmacies here in Seoul.
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File comment: Well I've walked inside. It certainly is a real pharmacy and that is for sure. I think that I'll just take a look around and see what I can find. Man Oh Manishewitz I need to find some wrap-around briefs.
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File comment: Humm-m-m-m. I wonder if those non-descript packages there on the store shelves could possibly, just maybe, be wrap-around incontinent briefs. They sure look suspiciously like them to me. Odd, not one indication of what they are. Well l'll pull one package out and have a look-see.

MORAL OF THIS STORY : You've really got to want to find products you NEED.

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File comment: I have removed one of the packages from the store-shelves that I showed above. I was correct. They ARE INDEED absorbent incontinent wrap-around briefs.
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File comment: Here is a close-up look at one of the packages on-the-store-shelves that I showed above. I have previously found these (this brand) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:59 am 
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Thank you Tewi and good luck with your travels.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:25 am 
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Thanks JD. It was YOU who supported this idea and put this topic up for comments.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:45 pm 
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Hi!
An update (answer) to my own question. I recently moved to Krakow in southern Poland. Incontinence products are readily available here. I don't have pics. I don't feel like photographing the shelves and I doubt pharmacies would allow photographing. I can give information on what's available, though.

All larger markets carry the following:

Seni Super Plus
Seni Active
Tena Slip Plus
Tena Pants M
Tena Men range
Tena Lady range
Tena Comfort

Tena is something called "OTC Edition". I haven't noticed any difference to other European Tenas. Maybe it has something to do with the packaging size. Sizes usually range from S to L, but even larger sizes can be found.
Auchan also has their own house brand (All-in-one briefs and pull-up style pants).
Pharmacies usually carry either Tena or Seni (briefs and pants).

The prices range from around 12-40 PLN (about 2,8-10 € or 3-10 USD) for a pack of 10, which is the usual consumer size. Tena is the pricier one. Larger packs can be found usually at pharmacies "Apteka" and Sklep Medyczny (Medical Store) or Sklep Rehabilitacyjny (Rehabilitation Supply Store). Special shops are not rare, but malls and pharmacies are much more abundant. There may be numerous pharmacies on the same street. Rossmann chain of stores also carries Seni briefs.
Barrier creams, wet wipes and bed covers are also usually available.

My incontinence supply has never been this readily available and affordable before. I've also noticed that people buy their supplies without blinking an eye. Poland has an ageing population, 40 million people with their own problems and no one cares. The service culture is usually good: Poles may not speak English (younger folks do as do most pharmacy workers), but I for example went to a pharmacy and explained in my broken Polish that I would like 10 diapers. They only had 30-packs, so they opened one for me, took out ten and sold them to me charging per piece.

It is not the same in Finland: availability of products is limited despite the population ageing and the need for incontinence products growing, they are expensive and often hidden. Poles just slap them next to deodorants and toilet paper. They are an everyday product for many -why hide them then. So, don't be afraid to travel to Poland even if you struggle with incontinence.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 am 
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Can anybody help this guy?

Geneva, Switzerland.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AdultBedwettin ... landonline

Edit: I removed the accent mark. I think the link still works.


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