Now that I've gotten my stoma revised it's like a whole new ballgame when it comes to time between barrier changes. With my previous stoma that was sort of skin level, I changed my barrier every other day religiously due to leakage if I went longer. Now that I have a proper 'rosebud' stoma, it's a whole new world. Sealing the stoma is super easy and my barrier is holding up really well, even with my high very liquid output. Today I changed my barrier at day 4 and only because I wanted to see how my skin was holding up from the barrier adhesive.....I could have kept going for who knows how long before changing it. And my skin looked great. So I can go 5 days, 6 days or longer..........but should I?
I checked the normal sources and they tend to agree a barrier should be changed every 4 or 5 days max. But I know others on here go longer. So I'm wondering what those people are basing their decision on to keep it on longer. The only 'rule of thumb' I've run across is leave on as long as it doesn't screw up your skin'........which isn't telling me much. So if your barrier change is every 4 or more days......let me know how long you go.....and why you change it when you do.