Best Supplemental Adhesive Brands for Ostomy Appliances?

Ostomate & woundr
Apr 17, 2023 11:20 pm

Some ostomates use supplemental adhesive to help give their appliance a longer wear time or in some cases to hold an appliance on at all. Does anyone out there use supplemental adhesives? If so, which brands have you found to be particularly useful and helpful, or ones that were useless.

The ones that I am most aware of in alphabetical order are:




Skin Tac



FYI, most of these agents have a solvent that sells separately.

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Apr 17, 2023 11:50 pm

I've used the discontinued Hollister stuff on the cloth edge before, otherwise haven't used any of those products.

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Apr 18, 2023 7:07 am

When Hollister stopped producing 7730 I experimented with a few prosthetic adhesives. Most of them were much the same as each other but I finally decided to 'stick' with Pro-Bond.

In fact, I have found that the technique of applying it with a brush (provided),  is much more convenient than the spray, which tended to get onto places that I would rather it hadn't!

Best wishes

Apr 18, 2023 12:36 pm
Reply to AlexT

Did it work well for you?

Apr 19, 2023 1:16 pm
Reply to AlexT

OMG thank you so much...for almost a week now all of a sudden on the right side and on the bottom only I've had leakage and I tried everything I knew and nothing worked until I saw this idea with the paste around the cloth part and since then it's no longer leaking!!!!! Thank you so very much

Living with Your Ostomy | Hollister
Apr 20, 2023 6:13 pm

Hi. I've never used any supplemental adhesive products listed, but I do always apply paper tape around all 4 sides of my barrier (my ostomy nurse called it "picture-framing" it) when I change my bag (usually every 4-5 days). The paper tape gives me some extra adhesive security and has the added benefit of allowing me to see the start of a barrier breach through the white tape before I actually have a full-blown leak to deal with; so I have some extra time to remedy the situation. I've been doing this for 5 years now and it's truly been a life saver for me.

Jul 06, 2023 1:44 pm
Reply to OverWithThisOstomy-Maria

Hello! Can you tell me more about the paste that you use????