I presently have some excoriation with the mucosal tissue around the stoma. I am also in the healthcare profession. My hygiene is as most, very good but problems still arise. I have that problem at present too. I have had CT's, MRI's, Ultrasounds, Labs....come to find out I have a parastomal hernia. I cannot lie flat, sitting is not the most comfortable...both because it causes the wafer to pull from the skin where the hernia is. Standing and laying down in a fetal position with pillows positioned around my ostomy are the most comfortable. My surgery is scheduled for Oct. 30th and crazy as it sounds I am ready for it. My lifestyle at present is very sedentary and I don't take kindly to that! Normally I'm just a very physical person, I love life and no way do I feel 63! I can't wait to get back to my old self and I really do hope you find some solutions and dang it....get healthy again without having to worry about "Leo"!
The best to ya....
Another thought is to use duaderm dressings under your flange.
Hope you find a solution.
|I have had some issues with open wound -- I stumbled onto a solution that is working at the moment -- I cut the hole in the bag to just barely fit the stoma - not a speck bigger -- use the powder and skin barrier 2x then really heat the glue on the bag - when I put the hole over the stoma, I push the stoma in and firmly push the glue down around it -- apparently the acids etc were eating at the glue and then the skin - --I know this really cured the problem for me. If you find other solutions, I'd be interested too.|
Does anyone have a home cure for excoriation?
Sores around my stoma persist because it is impossible to get a good seal. (long story). I have used Domboro solution. Also Witch Hazel. I change the appliance as soon as I feel the leak start but the wound never heals. I can't get a good seal because of the excoriation, which causes more leakage and more excoriation. blah. blah. blah. If you are reading this you know the drill.
My record is 17 bag changes in one day. Half of them occurred on a race boat. Never give up!
my first 6 months to a yr i got leaks almost any times i got up - but when my ostomy nurse finally gave me barriers with a convex wafer - and that combined with a belt for a little added security - I onlt use about 50 or 60 1-piece pouches a year. have you tried the moldable eaken seals Fioria? ive had probably ever skin rash and condition this is over the past 18 yrs + and when i had ones that caused uneveness in the skip around my stoma causing probelms with getting a seal - the eaken seals did wonders. have you also tried barriers from different manufactures? they all use differnt adheasives - and many people get skin reactions to a particular brand, so they have to try as many different companies as they can to find an appliance that doesnt cause any reactions to their skin
May I ask what brand of eaken seals you use Jim? I have problems with leaks as well.
Hi Heidi, just putting my 2 cents worth in....can recommend Salts for a better seal. Otherwise how about trying a two piece unit from the likes of Hollister. Ask for a sample and see how it suits.
Wish you well on your recovery,
Hi dandare,and thanks for the advice. I already use a hollister two piece,but I have not a clue as to what Salts are? Can you please explain?