I've had my ileostomy for 3 weeks now. I'm using the Sensura mio. It's a convex pouch. I have a stoma that is almost flush with my skin and the ostomy is pointing south. It's been hard finding the right appliance that will work. I use stoma powder and skin barrier several layers for crusting because my skin is still irritated, then a barrier ring, then the appliance. I still have skin issues and when I change my appliance, I can see output on the barrier ring. I'm wondering if I should stop using the barrier ring and instead use stoma paste, then the appliance. I have the one from Coloplast because it's alcohol-free. I started to use it last change, but it was so thick I couldn't get it around my stoma. Does anyone have success with just stoma paste and the appliance? If so, what's the trick to getting the paste on?
By answering seven simple questions, let us help you find the CeraPlus™ Ostomy Product you need. Once complete, you will be offered a FREE sample and further support from the Hollister Team. See what works for you!
Find support, love, and understanding at MeetAnOstoMate - the largest independent website for people with an ostomy surgery.