So the title says it all really.
I've been advised by my local ostomy supplier that Hollister 7730 adhesive spray is being discontinued. I promptly phoned the local hollister agents and they confirmed that its a global withdrawl by the manufacturer. They didn't know why, but its presuambly either due to material regulation, or because its not profitable. I'd be happy to pay double the price - I've been buying my own supplies of 7730 for 20 years, as it only recently got approved by my provider here in australia, and swimming and water enjoyment is worth the price to me.
So I'm now searching for alternative adhesives to use to ensure my appliance (usually stoma caps post-irrigation) remain attached during swim workouts in public swimming pools, as well as in the surf, as I live in Oz and am an active Surf Life Saver.
I wrote to hollister appealing their decision, but in the meantime am hunting for good alternatives, even if I have to source them from overseas, as I doubt I can persuade them with a single email to change their position.
My needs are simple - and I'm sure you can all appreciate them..
1. Stay attached in the pool - without glue, a patch lasts only a few laps (once an edge starts to lift, its over). Its a bit like showering with a bag on - the sticky wafer adhesive backing doesn't stick to wet skin, and the movement means it pulls off very quickly.
2. Not cause additional emotional discomfort to me through being more noticeable than a stoma patch (currently using Dansac Nova caps - used to use Braun Biotrol Petite by they got discontinued ugh, and coloplast ones were too plasticky)
Adhesive alternataives found/considered so far:
3m Pink Tape - we've all seen/used it.. its frankly very unsightly and makes me feel like my stoma is a bit too noticeable, not to mention its a pain to cut and stick straight tape to a round appliance. Useless to me for swimming.
Hollister Adapt Barrier Extenders - fiddly, and made of the same material as the appliance's adhesive backing - i.e. once it gets wet under the edge it starts to peel (tested in the shower)
Nu-hope adhesive - https://www.nu-hope.com/2018/11/15/how-to-use-nu-hope-adhesive/ - haven't tried it, as its not available here in Oz.. but it says "natural rubber" which likely means latex.. which my partner is skin-touch allergic to.
Torbot adhesive - https://torbot.com/product/product-375/ - again haven't tried it, but is definitely latex based.
If anyone else has an adhesive of some kind to keep appliances attached whilst swimming, or even just knows about possible candidates, please share info.