Yeah, you don't HAVE to use it. XD I forgot that option because I pretty much use stuff all the time just because I'm 24/7, IC and work in a hot factory building all night. So powder has saved me from many cases of 'swamp butt'.

Hydration is important, but it's not nearly the 'only' reason you could get rashes. And honestly, being super-well hydrated makes me end up peeing even MORE, which leads to having wet pamps on more often, which means I'm exposed to urine for longer until I can get a break and change into clean padding. At work I don't have the option of just going "Oh, I'm going to stop for a bit." LOL It does make the urine less concentrated, but it still leaves me wet and chafing from the moisture. Hence powder/cream.