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Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:54 am

Hello Friends, I have had a Urostomy for 5 years and i have a question. I don't know if this is a stupid question and i feel foolish for asking but how do you guys keep the hair removed from around the Stoma? I try to keep this area shaved but i'm afraid to get to close to the Stoma. I thought about using clippers but i can't stand looking at it for to long. Please forgive me if i have bothered you with this i just thought if anybody would know it would be this group. Thank you for your time.

Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:33 am

Hi looking i have an ilieostomy and i use the disposable shavers they work the best for me, i dont have hair right up next to my stoma so its not a problem.

Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:36 am

I just use disposable razzors I use womens one's as I was once told there more gentle on the skin than mens are, they dont look any different to me so not sure if that's true or not.....if your worried about getting to close to stoma with a razor use some tweezers to pull hairs out nearest to stoma 

Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:33 pm

  Hi,

I get hairs around my stoma (ostomy) I am careful with scissors and trim what I can. It's hard to see some of them. I shave around and see more sticking up and trim accordingly. Just be diligent. 

  ...mtnman. 

 

Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:14 pm

Hello,

Try the most 'Sensitive Skin' 5 blade razor possible - Shick Hydra sense and Gillette Fusion are good. Also use a sensitive shave gel applied after a thorough wash in the shower. An up or across stroke best as long as you go against the grain. Go Slow / Go Twice if you have to. Results are good and long lasting as the hair down there grows slowly.

Best

Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:32 pm
panther wrote:

I just use disposable razzors I use womens one's as I was once told there more gentle on the skin than mens are, they dont look any different to me so not sure if that's true or not.....if your worried about getting to close to stoma with a razor use some tweezers to pull hairs out nearest to stoma 

Tweezers ...ouch. I have peach fuzz , but decided to just leave it there. My appliance still sticks. Why shave it ,are we supposed to ? I'm still learning so much after a year with my ileostomy 

Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:10 pm

Hi 58.  I stopped shaving a couple years ago in consultation with my surgeon.  I use one of those $20 rechargeable mustache/beard trimmers.  No more nicks, cuts or ingrown hairs.  I change the appliance every Sunday.

I think the stupid questions are those we don't ask.

Respectfully,

Mike

Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:25 pm
iMacG5 wrote:

Hi 58.  I stopped shaving a couple years ago in consultation with my surgeon.  I use one of those $20 rechargeable mustache/beard trimmers.  No more nicks, cuts or ingrown hairs.  I change the appliance every Sunday.

I think the stupid questions are those we don't ask.

Respectfully,

Mike


Right you are Mike, there are no stupid questions on this site.  That is the beauty of it!

 

Terry

Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:35 pm

Hi 58,

 

 I can't answer your question because I don't have hair near my stoma, but I can second what others before me have said about asking questions. The beauty of this site is that we can ask questions that we might feel intimidated to ask someone in person. So I am really glad you asked, and there is NO question that is taking up anybody's time needlessly. Maybe when you find what works for you, you might want to let us know. That might help someone else. We can all learn from each other. 

Laurie

Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:06 pm

Hi 58,

I have always been kind of a hairy person! Lol I have never shaved around my stoma and the thought actually has never even occurred to me. I guess that is one places my hair has decided not to return after chemo! Maybe the moving of my Belly button to the right took that hairline out of play around the stoma in the opposite direction! Who knows?  Do what is easiest and least painful. If it is not causing any adheasive issues, let it be! Ask anything here. It is what we love to do, talk about poop and all the things that go with it! Lol

Glad to see a new face! Hang in there with us on the forum. You will learn so much. Sometime, a little more than you want to know. Lol But usually fun! 
Puppyluv 

Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:53 am

Hello Looking58.

Thanks for your question. I cannot add much more than the things that others have contributed except to agree with them - especially about the fact that there are no 'stupid' questions on here. Some may feel a bit embarrassing, but this is what this site is all about - helping people discuss things that might otherwise embarrass people who don't have a stoma. 

As for shaving around the immediate area of the stoma, I usually do it having relaxed, after a hot bath but still while I am soaking in the water. This way the stiff hairs have been softened and seem easier to shave without pulling or making the skin sore. Also, it is then easy to wash everything off and have the superfluous hair drain away with the bath water. Periodically, I use clippers to rid myself of other extraneous hair but that's another story.  We all have our own ways of doing things and I have opted for 'my way' after many years of experimenting to find what suits me best.  

Best wishes

Bill 

Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:31 pm
ron in mich wrote:

Hi looking i have an ilieostomy and i use the disposable shavers they work the best for me, i dont have hair right up next to my stoma so its not a problem.


I shave every time I change my barrier in the shower 🚿. Then I my thing. I use tweezers for my final prep

Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:31 pm
ron in mich wrote:

Hi looking i have an ilieostomy and i use the disposable shavers they work the best for me, i dont have hair right up next to my stoma so its not a problem.


I shave every time I change my barrier in the shower 🚿. Then I my thing. I use tweezers for my final prep

Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:22 pm

Hmm good question.. I have not seen anything mentioned about  NEAT.   I remember as a  youngin going out  halloween eve... and was told using NEAT on a persons head will remove their hair.. huh? fact of fiction? why cant we use a cream that just disolves hair?   then I remember  a commerical for "who wears short shorts"..  NEAT? or NEAR?  something like that. gotta be a better easier way then shaving and plucking..

 

comments?  ----------Warrior.

Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:50 pm

Any depilatories work well. Used to use for bikini areas. It actually goes below the skin to the hair therefore the hair does not come back as fast! It is gentle on areas but under no circumstance allow it to touch any personal parts! You will not know such pain as that! Burning pain! Lol Now the Stoma has no nerve endings so pretty sure you would be okay I would be very careful. They is a Sensitive Skin version as well.  The box comes with a scraper. You just put the cream on, let sit for the amount of time and use the scraper to take the hair away. In the shower is easiest.

Good idea Warrior!

pup

Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:52 pm
warrior :

Hmm good question.. I have not seen anything mentioned about  NEAT.   I remember as a  youngin going out  halloween eve... and was told using NEAT on a persons head will remove their hair.. huh? fact of fiction? why cant we use a cream that just disolves hair?   then I remember  a commerical for "who wears short shorts"..  NEAT? or NEAR?  something like that. gotta be a better easier way then shaving and plucking..

 

comments?  ----------Warrior.

That stuff will take hair off of anything! Lol

Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:52 am

Thank you all very much for your help i appreciate it.

Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:00 pm

Ouch, depilatories! Now granted, I haven't tried them in years and they may be much improved by now. The few times I tried NAIR (Who wears short shorts? ad) it burned the heck out of my skin. And that was on my legs! I can't imagine using them close to my stoma.

Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:39 pm

I used Nair when I had my stoma.  

got to get the timing down right.  

Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:49 am

I'm using veet hair removal cream (~once a month), the nurse said it will be easier and safer, works well.

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