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Who's found the best fitting ostomy support belt?

Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:46 am
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Hi Gang,

  So while I was looking at Cavilon products on Amazon the other day I started looking at ostomy support belts.  I was looking because I wanted something that would completely surround my barrier's hole and apply even pressure all around so I could completely remove the bandage portion of the barrier and just let the ring and support belt hold everything in place.  While looking I noticed there's quite a wide variety of support belts available.  I needed one with a 3" hole, so that cut down the candidates a bit, but there were still quite a few.  So I ordered two of the cheap ones, made in China of course.......do we make ANYTHING in the US anymore?  Probably not........I just hope they go easy on us if we ever go to war with them.  Anyway, I digress.  So both the belts came and fit well.  The one thing I'm glad they do is completely hide the outline of my bag under my t-shirt.  By pulling in my waist just a tad the bag is no longer visible when I move, like it was before. Now these belts are like 4" wide, and you know you're wearing them........so I'm going to look and see if I can find one that's just a touch more soft or form fitting...or whatever you want to call it. These two I believe are really for supporting a hernia, so are overkill for what I need........but I'm going to wear one all day today (it's really hot and humid out) to see how I like it.  

What I'm wondering is if any of you have found that perfect support belt?  With the bewildering array of ostomy products out there.....with what seems like more coming every day.......I'm looking for some suggestions on which to avoid, and which you find work best.  Anything to help eliminate some belts so I don't have to order and return them just to see what they're really like.  I never trust reviews on Amazon, except for the bad ones.  But I trust you guys.......so if you have any experience with ostomy support belts...........fire away!

thanks,

bob

Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:59 am

Bob:  I pondered support belts for months, not sure even whether or not I wanted or needed one.  I finally bought one from Saft N Simple, a hernia support belt, 'cause I wanted the support when I was active, like for walking, jogging on treadmill, or working out with weights.  Those are the only times that I wear it and the added support is just what I was looking for.  Normally, I wear no belt at all.  Anyway, here's the place to check it out:  https://sns-medical.com/products/support-belts/

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Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:40 am

Bob ...I was fitted for a support belt for the hernia on the opposite side of my stoma . I found it always moved on me , perhaps my hips were in the way ,and here in Arizona it made me so so hot that I got a rash . I choose not belt and wear a looser dress or blouse . It one time squished my stoma ,but by the time I saw it , I was bleeding freaking out . I hope they work for you . When I rash up , I put on the pink cream or powder for fungus rash - lie down with an empty toilet paper tube stuffed with gauze over the stoma for an hour . I gently clean off the pink medicine and my rash is gone . 
Be comfortable and safe within your skin , Ritz

Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:21 pm

Hi Bob....Again. I wore a convex appliance using a belt always. Had to cuz my bag was heavy and would have pulled away. 
When/if I have another ostomy surgery, I'll ask for a stoma in a certain place so that the belt is level with the appliance. When I had the standard ileostomy, my stoma was was below where my waste. The belt pulled the appliance upward that I believe caused many of my leaks. 
Is your belt level with belt hooks on your appliance? if not, you might try adjusting the belt so it doesn't pull up possibly causing the appliance to lift off. If this may be an issue, you may consider a 2nd belt to wear below your appliance making it evenly pulled and avoiding leaks with your appliance being pulled upwards. 
You've gone through much, Bob. I'll keep you in my prayers. 


Do you use a convect one?

Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:38 pm

Bob, I've been using a Nu-Hope support belt for about 3  1/2 years with excellent results. Alos with the belt I wear an Ostomy Secrets support wrap to hold the bag. Under the bag I wear an Odtomy Armor Waste Wick. This simple thing has savedf my sorry arse more times than I can count, it absorbs leaks like nothing else. This combo has allowed me to return to as normal a life as possible. 

BTW, I'm still having success using athletes foot spray when my skin gets red and irritated. Since starting to use it I've not had open, weaping red skin, knock on my wooden head! 

Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:24 pm

Hey Bob,  I'm probably repeating myself but I'll suggest the hernia belt from NU HOPE (800-899-5017).  You might be able to improvise so it does exactly what you want.  Also, I need to mention the tee shirt pockets again.

Looking forward to your successes.

Mike

Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:39 am

I started with stealth belt, and then a bunch of other belts.  I want hernia support for lifting/moving and cover my bags.  When the belts are elastic around the ring they distort.

I make my own now and also make my own shields.  I got tired of dealing with the Velcro with stoma guard.  I use my shield with ostomy secrets wraps, stealth belt and my own belts.  

I can send you some pictures of what I make.  I'm not a professional seamstress, 

Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:06 pm


Ritz wrote:

Bob ...I was fitted for a support belt for the hernia on the opposite side of my stoma . I found it always moved on me , perhaps my hips were in the way ,and here in Arizona it made me so so hot th...

Hi Ritz,

What's the name of the pink medicine you use for rashes? Thank you!! -- Rose

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