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Water proof tape, an ostomy patients best friend

Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:36 pm
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I always keep a roll with me. Good for taping edges if you go  swimming.  Good for  emergency if you start to spring a leak. Good for extra adhesion if you are going to get sweaty from exercise or yard work. And it's  cheap.  

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Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:48 pm

Hi Kruzer, You are so right....the pink tape is an ostomate's best friend.  LH

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Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:14 pm

I used tape a lot with my first ostomy. I had forgot about it, thanks for the reminder! :)

Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:33 am

Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:36 am

AWESOME... I was not aware of this product! Thank you..I will order it and give it a try

Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:25 am

Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:30 am

Whoops  text too small in last upload..............sorry

first photo is of their regular tape..which I use every water resistant I shower with it great for covering the edges of the flange in any width you may want......and easy to remove with no sting..........I use this for every day..................hypoallergenic..latex works......

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Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:23 pm

Thanks! Will check that out. I thought I was going to be stuck with pink tape. 

Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:17 pm

Thanks WAB.  I am going to see if my supplier carries it.  Pink tape is fine also....I like the color...LOL.  LH

Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:36 pm

I use it for swimming etc -- just a warning to new users-- do a test strip and see how your skin reacts...I have had some that peeled the skin off and others that blistered after a few hours.  You just need to find  a brand or type that will work.  The ostomy nurse shared that with me and helped me sort it out soon after surgery. 

Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:53 pm

Glad to know of this type of tape. I will ask my ostomy nurses about it.



Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:43 pm

Hi All,


I've used Scanpoor tape by bard for years, and although it wasn't waterproof, it adhered like a second sking, through multiple showers, and swimming as well.   But my new supplier doesn't carry it, and although I can buy and pay for it,   I've tried other tapes, that haven't worked as well.      Lady Hope....   What's the name of the " pink" waterproof tape..   Not sure how it will work, since I have very sensitive skin, that reacts to/ and peels off easily.  But Id like to try it....     Ill try the other one posted as well.   thanks all..   Best regards,  Marsha

Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:36 am

Hi Marsha! Nice to hear from you.  Happy Holidays!  The tape that I use is Hy-tape.  I think it is great and provides temporary security if a wafer malfunction is in process.  It won't hold for days but it will provide some time to get to somewhere and make a change. I order it through the medical supply company. Take care.  LadyHope

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