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Thu May 12, 2022 1:51 pm
"This is the best website for people with an Ostomy, hands down. So much understanding. Everyone should join."

I need to shave around my stoma but not sure what to use? I read an electric razor and the one I got I tested it on the opposite side of my stomach and it's pulled my hair .. my stoma nurse had said I could use a regular razor but I am not comfortable with that and I am prone to razor burn and have sensitive skin... What does everyone do / use ? Would love any advice and suggestions please 

Thu May 12, 2022 1:57 pm

I do not have much hair so just leave it alone.

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Thu May 12, 2022 2:01 pm

I use a cheap battery operated bikini shaver. Think they’re $10-15. Wash the area, let it dry, shave, rinse again, and let it dry good before apply your stuff. This is the one I use.


Thu May 12, 2022 2:45 pm

I've used hair removal cream in the past as advised to do so by a nurse it did a good job, just seemed to take to long putting it on then having to wait a few minutes for it to work for my liking......I use tweezers now just spend a few minutes each bag change poping hairs out find it very therapeutic and hair grows back slower  


Thu May 12, 2022 2:47 pm


Anonymous wrote:

I've used hair removal cream in the past as advised to do so by a nurse it did a good job, just seemed to take to long putting it on then having to wait a few minutes for it to work for my liking.....

I can't find the 'ouch' emoji!


Thu May 12, 2022 2:52 pm


Anonymous wrote:

I can't find the 'ouch' emoji!

Lol....it never hurt I'm a wimp I would be the first to scream if it had lol

Thu May 12, 2022 3:01 pm

I use a nose hair trimmer and it works great 

Thu May 12, 2022 3:08 pm


Anonymous wrote:

I've used hair removal cream in the past as advised to do so by a nurse it did a good job, just seemed to take to long putting it on then having to wait a few minutes for it to work for my liking.....

Damian I have to agree with Sally ouch.. doesn't it hurt? And irritate your skin ?

Thu May 12, 2022 3:08 pm


Abefroman1969 wrote:

I use a nose hair trimmer and it works great 

I hadn't thought of that one thank you

Thu May 12, 2022 3:11 pm


AlexT wrote:

I use a cheap battery operated bikini shaver. Think they’re $10-15. Wash the area, let it dry, shave, rinse again, and let it dry good before apply your stuff. This is the one I use.

Alex T 

I have seen this one online and in store I was wondering about it. Question does it take it low enough? The little hair I have on my stomach will start to get irritated and drives me nuts and it pulls like a son of gun with my wafer , I go slow and use a remover wipe but it still pulls lol 

Thu May 12, 2022 3:43 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Alex T 

I have seen this one online and in store I was wondering about it. Question does it take it low enough? The little hair I have on my stomach will start to get irritated and drives me nuts...

It gets it low enough for me to not be a bother. 

Thu May 12, 2022 3:57 pm

Sweet!! Thank you and it's affordable .. I will give it a shot 

Thu May 12, 2022 5:15 pm


Abefroman1969 wrote:

I use a nose hair trimmer and it works great 

You could use some anatomy lessons, buddy.  LOL

Thu May 12, 2022 5:15 pm

I use a cheap plastic safety razor.

Thu May 12, 2022 5:23 pm


HenryM wrote:

You could use some anatomy lessons, buddy.  LOL

It actually works quite well and was suggested by my stoma nurse who specifically told me not to use hair remover or razors. 

You are correct though I could use anatomy lessons, don’t want to block Alex and ask any of the ladies here for help though 😉

Thu May 12, 2022 5:25 pm

Fortunate for me I have no belly hair (got plenty on my chinny-chin-chin tho-lol) and I am  wondering if those little pink lady shavers they sell now for facial hair might be gentle enuf for a belly?  They are pretty handy - they come in a 5-pack.

Thu May 12, 2022 6:20 pm


HenryM wrote:

I use a cheap plastic safety razor.

It doesn't irritate your skin Henry?

Thu May 12, 2022 6:21 pm


Abefroman1969 wrote:

It actually works quite well and was suggested by my stoma nurse who specifically told me not to use hair remover or razors. 

You are correct though I could use anatomy lessons, don’t want to b...

Abeforeman your stoma nurse never suggested a electric razor? 

Thu May 12, 2022 6:25 pm


Justbreathe wrote:

Fortunate for me I have no belly hair (got plenty on my chinny-chin-chin tho-lol) and I am  wondering if those little pink lady shavers they sell now for facial hair might be gentle enuf for a bel...

Just breath lol well to be so lucky... I know which ones you are talking about I had looked at those to along with the one alext had posted.. I just have no idea which to use .. they said electric razor and then my stoma nurse said electric then next appt said a regular razor 🤷.. that's why I am asking y'all on here , y'all have done it and tried different things. 😁

Thu May 12, 2022 6:29 pm


HenryM wrote:

I use a cheap plastic safety razor.

Henry I am bit scared to shave around the stoma,might sound silly ..I don't know how close to shave around the stoma either .. I don't want to accidentally cut Briella( my stoma)

Thu May 12, 2022 6:40 pm

I'm a little late but I'll put in my 2 cents anyway. I've used a Microtouch Solo for about 3 years now. As I have a couple of extra items stuck to my abdomen all the hair has to go. The Solo is easy to use, gives me no skin issues or discomfort and has decent battery life. It doesn't shave as close a regular razor with a blade but it's close enough for me to use on my face (neck and cheekbones anyway) if I don't feel like shaving. 

Thu May 12, 2022 7:20 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Henry I am bit scared to shave around the stoma,might sound silly ..I don't know how close to shave around the stoma either .. I don't want to accidentally cut Briella( my stoma)

That 1 I posted allows you to get very close to your stoma.

Thu May 12, 2022 7:37 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Abeforeman your stoma nurse never suggested a electric razor? 

The hospital stoma nurse probably did recommend an electric razor, I was so mad and in such a dark place about being forced into the ostomy because my doctor refused to listen to me about what had worked for the past 30 years when I had issues I pretty much ignored her, if I hadn’t brought a friend to that pre op appointment I wouldn’t have known how to do a damn thing after I got home, my in home stoma nurse suggested the nose hair trimmer and I listened to her finally and now have a great relationship with them both. But I was so so angry at first I didn’t listen to anyone until after the surgery and it was compassionate nurses that made me want to actually live after the procedure, I was having serious doubts prior to the operation, and was reading books about self deliverance. 

Thu May 12, 2022 8:37 pm


AlexT wrote:

That 1 I posted allows you to get very close to your stoma.

Oooo Thank you AlexT that is really good to know .. I do have to ask how close are you allowed and supposed to shave near the stoma?

Thu May 12, 2022 8:42 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Oooo Thank you AlexT that is really good to know .. I do have to ask how close are you allowed and supposed to shave near the stoma?

I shave right up to mine. 


Thu May 12, 2022 8:43 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Oooo Thank you AlexT that is really good to know .. I do have to ask how close are you allowed and supposed to shave near the stoma?

I am so glad I don't have to shave around my stoma. The thought just makes me nervous. 😬

Thu May 12, 2022 9:59 pm

I use a regular disposable razor when I'm in the shower after soaping up the area with regular soap. Just shave lightly so you don't irritate the area, it doesn't have to be a super close shave.

Axl
Thu May 12, 2022 11:11 pm

Hi Beth

I'm not hairy at all, but when needed I just use a cheap disposable razor and if there is some too close to the stoma for the razor .. tweezers ...

They do make razors for sensitive skin just wash the area well afterwards is case the razor lube strip leaves any residue that might compromise adhesion.

Axl

Fri May 13, 2022 2:27 am

Just a regular razor for me, never had any issues.  Have found that shaving before putting it on definitely helps it stick better tho 

Fri May 13, 2022 6:54 am

Sally I am with you lol I am nervous 🥺

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