Hi all, I never had to use barrier rings with my colostomy, but now with the ileostomy my peristomal skin is red and irritated so I am using a barrier ring. One ostomy nurse told me I shouldn't use a barrier ring with a convex pouch (too much pressure on the stoma, she said) while another nurse told me it was fine. I'd like to hear from any of you who have actual experience. What do you think? I have mostly convex pouches right now but I find they are not as comfortable as the flat flanges. I would think that the addition of a barrier ring to the convex flange would make it even more uncomfortable? Thanks!