So Skin-Tac. I bought a box of wipes and played with them a bit this morning after I changed my barrier. I want to experiment with the Skin-Tac on another area before I try it around my stoma, because if it doesn't work it really screws up my entire day/night, as I can't change my barrier again until the next morning and I'd have to be really careful how much and when I ate all day. Sooooo.....it gets tested first. First thing I noticed is WOW...this stuff is sticky! And water has no effect on it. Which made me wonder if I needed to order the recommended remover or not. I might order it to have on hand just in case, but Dawn dishwashing liquid does remove it successfully. Not sure how it will work on removing it from damaged skin........but will find out. So to experiment I ended up shaving a spot on the other side of my naval and sticking on the inner circle of my barrier that I cut out to fit my stoma. This way I'm testing it with the exact material from my barrier. And I'll take it off on Tuesday when I change my barrier again. It sure appears to work good so far. I think tomorrow I'll attempt to peel up one side just to see if it rips up my skin with it or not.
So a question or two to those who use Skin Tac......
I remember reading that Skin Tac was used without any rings, paste, etc........just wipe the skin and stick the barrier on. Can the person who wrote that let me know if they actually needed to use the ring or paste prior to using the Skin-Tac, or if they actually had experience with replacing those things?
Does Skin-Tac allow users to keep their barrier on and leak free longer than using other stuff (rings, paste, etc) or just simplify barrier installation by replacing all that crap?
MOST IMPORTANT - Has anyone applied Skin-Tac over weepy skin (after it's dried as best as possible before application of the Skin-Tac)? The package says not to apply over damaged skin, but that sort of defeats the purpose I had in mind......so curious.
Ok........so I'll leave it there and say To Be Continued. It sure does appear to stick like heck.......so far so good.
Last edited by w30bob on Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:15 pm; edited 1 time in total