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Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:53 pm
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Is there any soap made specifically for washing your skin around your stoma? I know, just water is best. I know some use this or that generic soap. But is there a specific one made for it?

Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:44 pm

Reason I ask is I had my first blowout this morning. Took the bag off and jumped in the shower to wash off. Then, I'm like damn, all I have is sexy smelling man soap.....hope it's ok. 😬 

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Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:06 pm

Hi Alex,  The best soap to use is free of all scents, creams or other additives, just natural soap.  I use Ivory (do you have that in the U.S.?), just plain soap.  And the jury is out as far as just water being best.  My ostomy nurse always said that soap is best, as long as you rinse really well.  If you are just using water, you won't remove the natural oils in your skin as well, which means your skin won't be as dry, hence your appliance may not stick as well, or the adhesive may not last as long.

Terry

Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:10 pm

We do have Ivory soap.


Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:26 pm


AlexT wrote:

Reason I ask is I had my first blowout this morning. Took the bag off and jumped in the shower to wash off. Then, I'm like damn, all I have is sexy smelling man soap.....hope it's ok. 😬 

LOL I don't know...I don't own sexy smelling man soap. 😛🛀 🧼

Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:47 pm


Anonymous wrote:

LOL I don't know...I don't own sexy smelling man soap. 😛🛀 🧼

A good whiff is all it takes.......


Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:49 pm


AlexT wrote:

A good whiff is all it takes.......

😮 LOL 

Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:05 pm

Alex, I'm guessing you have sensitive skin and if so Aveeno is a good choice. I personally don't use it because my skin is not so sensitive around my stoma. I use Dove for men and even exfoliate. I do not recommend this for wimpy skin. Mike

Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:07 pm

Hi Alex,

I use Dove soap. Just stay away from the ones with cocoa shea butter or other oils as it will loosen up the adherence of your barrier. Good luck 🍀 

😇

Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:30 pm

I have not heard or seen special soap. I just use shampoo when washing my hair.

Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:52 pm

I'm in agreement on the Ivory, but I generally just use warm water.  Years ago, when I had a temporary leakage problem, I got a special soap that was designed for ostomy patients, but it was so long ago I can't recall the name of the stuff.  I'm sure it, or something similar, is available thru an ostomy supply.


Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:17 pm

What does one use to remove that horrid Hollister Adapt paste?  A putty knife?  I ran out of my circles and had to use paste yesterday. I just about stuck myself to the wall and can't imagine what I'll do when I go to change my base on Tuesday. 

Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:17 pm

Alex, You can use Enzymatic Rain. It is an odor eliminator and skin and stoma cleanser.manafactured in USA. for Think Medical 1800-849-8446. You can also put it in your appliance.

Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:30 pm


Morning glory wrote:

Alex, You can use Enzymatic Rain. It is an odor eliminator and skin and stoma cleanser.manafactured in USA. for Think Medical 1800-849-8446. You can also put it in your appliance.

Thank you

Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:32 pm


Anonymous wrote:

What does one use to remove that horrid Hollister Adapt paste?  A putty knife?  I ran out of my circles and had to use paste yesterday. I just about stuck myself to the wall and can't imagine wha...

Flamethrower. 😁 

Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:33 pm


Earth Angel wrote:

Hi Alex,

I use Dove soap. Just stay away from the ones with cocoa shea butter or other oils as it will loosen up the adherence of your barrier. Good luck 🍀 

😇

Thank you.


Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:44 pm

I use Goat's Milk Soap with no issues. 🐐

Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:34 pm

I do not have sensitive skin so I use Dr Bronner's pure castile soap tea tree when i change application. They sell it at most Health Food store. With a wash cloth it does remove most of the adhesive and paste. Have not had any problems yet. There are instructions on the bottle on how to use it and dilute it if needed. 

Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:49 pm

my ostomy nurse suggested Dial or Ivory.  I have been using Dial.  I have not had problems adhesion of the wafer. I wasn't having any skin problems, but then I waited too long between changes and pulled it off without using the adhesive remover bc I was in the shower and it seemed OK.  But I think that was a mistake. 

Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:49 pm


AlexT wrote:

Reason I ask is I had my first blowout this morning. Took the bag off and jumped in the shower to wash off. Then, I'm like damn, all I have is sexy smelling man soap.....hope it's ok. 😬 

Hmm...

Does the sexy man come with it? Lol

E& I

Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:32 pm

I use Hollister Skin Cleanser liquid spray soap.

Product # 7210

It's a thin liquid soap in a spray pump bottle.  This might not be available to you folks in the USA, I don't know the cost either, but in Australia, I get it free with my monthly order. It works really well. I use it in the shower on bag change days.


Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:36 pm


Ebony&Ivory wrote:

Hmm...

Does the sexy man come with it? Lol

E& I

Lol

Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:46 am


Ebony&Ivory wrote:

Hmm...

Does the sexy man come with it? Lol

E& I

😊 Stop, you're making me blush. 

Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:33 am

Sometime ago, an ostomy nurse here said to use Head & Shoulders shampoo. The zinc in it helps to keep the skin healthy. I wonder if some one else recalls that post?

Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:36 am

Having had hyper-sensitive skin prior to my Ileostomy 18 years ago, I've been using a

Sorbolene (non soap) beautybar which is now made by Velvet (Pental Ltd) for 30 plus

years. It's gentle on sensitive skin, dermatologically tested, fragrance free and

made here in Oz. However, I would think that there would be an equivalent product 

available in America and Canada.

Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:07 pm


AlexT wrote:

Flamethrower. 😁 

DIDN'T WORK FOR ME

Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:09 pm


bowsprit wrote:

Sometime ago, an ostomy nurse here said to use Head & Shoulders shampoo. The zinc in it helps to keep the skin healthy. I wonder if some one else recalls that post?

I use head and shoulders as well as dove soap. It helps keep yeast infections away. I mostly use in the summer months when I'm in the pool a lot and it's hot and humid out. It keeps the skin nice and healthy. 

Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:36 pm


AlexT wrote:

Reason I ask is I had my first blowout this morning. Took the bag off and jumped in the shower to wash off. Then, I'm like damn, all I have is sexy smelling man soap.....hope it's ok. 😬 

Hi Alex 

My husband has a Urostomy. He to wondered about cleaning around his stoma knowing any soap with cream or lanolin you can't use.  Our Ostomy Group we belonged to at the time sent our Newsletters and in it 

was a doctors comment on what he does, he is an  Urostomate since 1980. I was trying to find his article but was unsuccessful but this is what my husband does after he read the article. 

So with his Urostomy he lost his bladder so he pees into the pouch. When its the day he is changing his applicance he does so in the shower. The Doctor talked about having many perstomal skin problems caused  from seepage. The Doctor

found  relief for skin problems using an antibacterial gel-Dial Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer. My husband luckily didn't have skin issues but wanted the area cleaner so he tried the foamy soap and has been using it for 9 years without any 

problems. You can find the Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer anywhere. We live in Ontario Canda so I buy it at Shoppers Drug Mart. It's worth a try.  

Good Luck 

Ostomate Spouse since 2013

Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:41 pm

Thank you

Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:14 am


Anonymous wrote:

What does one use to remove that horrid Hollister Adapt paste?  A putty knife?  I ran out of my circles and had to use paste yesterday. I just about stuck myself to the wall and can't imagine wha...

I tried the paste early on. Hated it! I made a big mess with it. It didn't take long for me to give up on it.

E& I

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