I am having a terrible time with itching under the wafer.
I wear a convex barrier ring, and have been able to go 6-7 days. Now, the same day I change, it starts to itch. I have talked to an ostomy nurse, and she gave me a few options. The first one was to try a flat ring snug up to my stoma with the convex on top of that. Today when I took it off, it was worse underneath. She said to try the Head and Shoulders and/or some Flonase spray. Still itching. I do have a small redness, maybe 1/16th, around the base of the stoma, which I think a lot of the itching is coming from. She said to put a little stoma powder around the red part and brush it off. Today it looked worse, I think because of the flat ring.
The rest of my skin under the barrier is perfectly fine. I thought if I was sensitive to the barrier, my skin would be red and broken out under the whole barrier.
If anyone has any other ideas, I would gratefully appreciate them. The itching is driving me crazy. I figured nurses are great, but it takes someone walking in your shoes to really understand and know what works.
Thanks to everyone, at the end of my rope.