New here - first post. Just had an ileostomy on March 22. Tried the convex seal (and the Hollister barrier rings) but went through 3 bags a day. Started using the flat wafers and the Hollister barrier rings, which started off okay (a day between changing). Saw the wound care nurse on Friday. There is a skin fold right by the stoma, so it's hard to seal and keep the bag on. We got the prescription powder for the fungus/yeast that is a result of the wound being irritated and the seal not being on properly, so waste gets on the wound and it burns, so we start over again. We use the adhesive remover wipes without the alcohol, Cavilon barrier wipes, the powder (crusting technique), and this wound seems to just get worse. It is completely dry before putting the flange on. I have changed the flange 3 times today and it's not even 6pm. Finally, I just put some antifungal/clotrimazole on it to sit (not ON the stoma, around the stoma/irritated area. Will remove and dry off before applying the next flange). I feel defeated. It hasn't even been two weeks. I know it takes time to find what works, but this seems impossible. Any recommendations for stomas in a skin fold, getting a great seal, and getting this dang fungus to go away so the skin can heal? Please help. :(
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