Reply to Dlynn
Yup, I hear ya. I've been battling with peristomal skin issues on and off for some time now. What I've learned is that Dermatologists are great with Acne, Psorasis and the more common skin issues. Stomas are not what they normall deal with.......and most have no clue if your skin problem falls outside the box they normally work in. Guess it's not their fault, they deal mostly with those other issues and we're outliers. So bottom line.........don't get your hopes up too high when dealing with Dermatologists.
Ostomy nurses and wound care nurses are a better option if you can find a good one, as they've probably seen and dealt with the problems we ostomates have. But even they have their normal box they work in, so if you're an oddball in terms of skin problems you might stump them too. Don't ask how I know. ;0)
I put a link up a few months ago to a fantastic medical picture book on stoma and stoma skin issues. I'm looking for the link now, but worst case I have acquired a few copies of the book and can send it to you if things get worse or totally out of control. It's a tough book to look at because you have no idea how bad things can get with stomas and peristomal skin. But if you can find a pic of what you've got going on it will help pinpoint the problem for whoever you're seeing medically for it.
Ok.......just found the link......just remember to look at it BEFORE you eat a meal, not after........enjoy!