Bill.......sounds like we might be having different problems. Sorry to hear about yours. Isn't it funny that Dermatologists have no clue when dealing with stoma skin issues? I find them totally useless. Maybe we could find one that's an ostomate! Hey.....any of you ostomates a Dermotologist ??? From what I've read the skin weeps when it's trying to keep the wound clean. Not really sure why the body treats that skin like a wound.....but guess it does. I can touch/poke/impact that area and it doesn't bleed.......it just won't stop weeping a slightly yellowish tinted clear liquid. This last barrier change I put some Adapt paste over part of the weeping area, so tomorrow when I change it I'll see if it made any difference.
Torquey........thanks for the laugh! Don't know why.........but when I think of a hot flight attendant and "butt paste" it just makes me laugh! You go girl! Ok....back to the subject at hand. Yes, I do use the Cera products, but haven't really seen any difference......glad you do.
Hi Dave........we are on the same page....I noticed the same thing when I squeezed out some adapt paste....way too much! Being my own vet with all the critters I have I've got tons of syringes......plus I still have tons of TPN supplies scattered around the place as well. But thanks much for the offer to meet....it's much appreciated! From what I've read about wounds the only way to stop the oozing wetness is to allow air to hit it and allow it to crust up. Once that happens the skin underneath begins to heal in the clean environment the wetness created. For that reason I really don't want to cover it with anything, but I have to get the damn barrier back on. So I doubt the Adapt paste I put on really helped, but if what you're doing is working for you that's great.....and maybe I need to re-think things. Thanks again!
Hi Ron.......you mention stomadhesive too. Is that a brand name or are you talking about something like the Adapt paste from Hollister? Guess I need to look into that stuff if it's something different! Thanks!
Lovely......yes, I remember I did try the Nystatin paste in the past......but couldn't get anything to stick to it, even when I used stoma powder over it......but I can try it again. What you say about the wetness lifting the edge of the wafer is what I think is happening to me as well. Errrrrrrrrr!
Hi Mike......agree totally. I've gone back and looked at my notes and I'm not noticing anything. Next I want to see if maybe this stuff is seasonal? Makes me want to date an ostomy nurse! Anybody know any good looking ostomy or wound nurses??? C'mon, I'd be a pretty cool brother-in-law!
Thanks everyone for the replies!