Waterproof Your Ostomy Bag

Jun 17, 2023 5:05 am

I just had an idea and it works, 3M makes a product called Scotchguard. Spray the outside of your bag before you shower and the water just runs off, and it's dry after your shower. Give it a go. Regards, IGGIE

Jun 17, 2023 12:53 pm

Hi Iggie, sounds like a good idea! Does the spray make your bag stiff or have a weird smell? Just wondering....

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Jun 17, 2023 1:35 pm

Not at all, it's very pliable and no smell.

Jun 17, 2023 2:19 pm

You must have different Scotchgard there than here.

Jun 17, 2023 10:29 pm
Reply to AlexT

Here in the US you'd want to use Scotchgard Fabric Water Shield. There used to be only one Scotchgard, but like everything, they've expanded.


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Jun 18, 2023 9:26 am
Reply to w30bob

Then give it a go, Bob. And let me know how you go.

Mysterious Mose
Jun 18, 2023 8:26 pm

I use the "covered" bags from Hollister (18183, off the top of my head) and I simply pat the bag on both sides with a small towel. It's dry by the time I get dressed. No need for noxious chemicals.

Jun 19, 2023 10:56 am
Reply to IGGIE

Hi Ig,

I would, but I don't mind my bag getting wet. After showering, I just blot with a paper towel and it air dries very quickly. Feels good now that summer is here!


Jun 19, 2023 3:06 pm

I simply use a hair dryer, works well for me and only takes a few minutes after drying with a towel.

Jun 19, 2023 3:16 pm

Then let's forget I even thought of it.

Jul 29, 2023 4:40 pm

Iggie, your Scotch Guard idea would be very useful for waterproofing tape around the outside of the disc! This would extend the wear ability of any support tape.

Sep 10, 2023 8:52 am

Please Google and check the Scotchgard 3M data safety sheet. It has a lot of precautions because it is toxic. Like many waterproofing coatings, its ability to repel water is from the PFOS chemicals in it.

Sep 10, 2023 12:39 pm

Such a simple idea that does work, but seems a problem to others.

Dec 27, 2023 1:49 am

Old post reply here. Found a bit of humor as usual.

Iggie, never give up. You post. We post. Everyone has an opinion, not so much a butt hole, however.

Perhaps this might help:

I recall a scene in Crocodile Dundee where this New York City boy-wannabe gangsta whips out a pocket knife to rob Dundee and kind of threatens him. And what does Dundee do? Laughs, cracks a smile... he turns around and whips out like a 20-inch Bowie knife and he says what everybody quotes him occasionally, "Now that's a knife." 🤣

Jan 12, 2024 11:01 am
Reply to warrior

G-Day Warrior,

I think my knife looks about the same. Can you make the name out at the top of the knife? Regards, IGGIE

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