Hi folks,I know this is a subject has been discussed a gazillion times, but I haven't found a solution through Premium Content. I've never had a serious skin irritation problem until the last few weeks. I'll get the odd irritated or raw spot where I've failed to cut my flange exactly right, but I'll use the stoma powder/no sting skin wipes-crusting process, and It's always cleared right up, until now. This little patch of raw skin is not going anywhere. I've read through lots of suggestions, got some Cavillon spray, but it didn't make any difference, plus not sure on how it's being used, ie, just the spray alone, or the spray with some kind of powder?I tried silver powder, with no luck. Spoke to Hollister and they suggested I just use the stoma powder, without the wipes or sprays, as the flange I use already has Ceramide in it. It seemed a touch better, but still a long way from healed. One suggestion was something called Baby Butt paste?Couldn't find it, and closest thing was stuff for diaper rash, which is essentially zinc oxide. Is this what the Baby Butt paste is?The pharmacist said that it doesn't have any healing qualities itself, just acts as a anti-bacterial barrier, so I'm not sure that would be much different from the stoma powder/wipe/spray stuff. If anyone has any other suggestions, I would be extremely grateful!It doesn't seem to be getting worse, but not any better either.
I meant to add to this, I do want to try using a barrier ring, but I'm unsure of whether it is OK/appropriate to apply a barrier ring directly onto the raw skin, or if I should be using the powder/spray/wipes along with it. Will the barrier ring stick to raw skin, or would that even be a good thing to do?