Help! Scar tissue won't stick - any solutions?

Dec 05, 2011 11:43 pm

Does anyone else have problems with the skin barrier sticking to your scar tissue? If so, what seems to help? I can't get mine to stick for the life of me. Any ideas are very much appreciated.

Dec 06, 2011 6:04 am

Skin Tac wipes or adhesive - everything sticks and feels much more secure -
I get mine from Edgepark. Good luck!

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Dec 06, 2011 12:17 pm

Hiya, I don't have my stoma pouch anywhere near my scar tissue, but I use Coloplast Sensura range and I'm happy with the sticking bit. Oh, and there is a new pouch on its way. Unfortunately, it's only a closed pouch so far. It's called Sensura Mio. Check it out. It's for scar tissue, hernias, etc. Give them a call. Remember, Sensura Mio. Good luck! I hope it's of some help, darlz. I can't wait for a drainable and shallow base plate. I'm going to try it as soon as I can. Coloplast range xxx.

Dec 06, 2011 3:29 pm

I do have a similar problem, where the wafer/barrier sticks to my gut, the outer edge is right where my long scar is and where my belly resembles a set of butt cheeks, and it dips in quite a bit, but a good strip of strong tape usually takes care of it.

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Dec 08, 2011 8:13 pm

I have always managed to place my pouch just away from any scar tissue, but in the past it was a problem for me. I learned over time to juggle how to place things, a bit hard too when your tummy divides into two and you don't recognize where your belly button is lol. Hope you find a way, gesie. Take care, ambies.

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Dec 09, 2011 9:43 pm

Ambies! I've read those books "A Tale of Two Tummies" and "Does Anyone Recognize This Belly Button." Good holiday reading!!

hal k
Dec 13, 2011 1:00 am

We (my wife) had this problem, the best thing that worked was using a barrier wipe applied directly to the skin. It protects and allows the adhesive to stick. Then a small, round, flat (like a washer) ring seal that was sticky on one side placed around the stoma about an inch and a half. Then apply the wafer portion on top and to the skin. We have had no problems since. Let me know if you need the name of the items we use. Good luck!

Yukon steve
Dec 15, 2011 8:31 pm
I am relitivly new at this as I had my Ostio in Oct 2011 and my surgen put my Stoma very close to the insision so I have had lots of problems. What I have found that works best for me so far is I put on the skin barrior and let it dry realy well then I do a second aplicationover the insision making shure that I get eavry nook and crany both times.
I sometimes get a tender spot so I cut the outer tape to go around it for a few days then put a small Telfa pad over the sore spot and tape it down till it heals.