Here is a site I found that has more information in one place than I have seen. It has an index guide about the subjects it has and the page number. It starts from what you need to do before surgery. It It has pictures and explains everything about most every subject. It tells about all kind of problems and what to do about them, how to solve problems about leaking, about all kind of products. There is so much info I can't tell it all. A lot of things many of you know already, but there are some things and products I have not heard of. It is a very long read, but you can skim over a lot of it but there is a lot of things that may be useful. For the newer people with ostomies of all kind will find it very useful. Here is one thing that I had not herd of.
Karaya Powder - K-Gum™ Karaya for Peristomal Skin Protection
K-Gum powder has three sizes:
Karaya ostomy powder is most often used on open or denuded skin, the powder provides an absorptive and protective layer, allowing the wet skin to dry before applying the baseplate. K-Gum (karaya gum powder) is a remarkable powder that absorbs moisture in open, weepy, skin and promotes granulation in open wounds. Karaya powder is made from the highest quality karaya gum powder available and has the highest standards of uniformity, cleanliness, and performance.
Karaya is plant based and a natrual hydrocolloid. It has excellent skin care properties.
How To Use Karaya Powder:
After bathing, pat dry the peri-stomal skin (skin around the stoma)
Dust K-Gum stoma powder onto skin peri-stomal skin that is red or irritated. Karaya will protect raw and weeping skin by creating a sticky gel. Let powder dry or crust
Apply the skin barrier/ostomy appliance as normal