I'm glad to have found this community. It's great to hear the stories and experiences of people who really understand this situation.
This is my first post and I was hoping for some advice as I seem to have exhausted the stoma nurse's repertoire!
The skin directly above my colostomy stoma opening is completely burned off, and the rest of the skin around it is red and sore
I have tried cutting the pouches to different sizes and have also tried applying various products, such as powder, paste, protective rings and calamine lotion, all to no avail. I'm going to try the rings again but I'm not hopeful.
In addition, the skin at the outer edge of the flange has developed a rash in the last month after one year of being clear.
I have to use convex pouches because the output is heavy and aggressive.
I would be very grateful if anyone can suggest something I haven't tried.
I send thanks in advance and wish you all well.