Don't Forget Skin Prep After Bath!

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xnine
May 12, 2019 9:23 am

I had a bath the other day and my flange gave way in two days. I forgot to put skin prep on. There must have been oil on my skin after the bath. I often get 10 days on my flange. So this is just a reminder to myself to not forget the skin prep after a bath. When I shower, it is not an issue.

Puppyluv56
May 12, 2019 11:52 am

I only use adhesive remover and dry before putting my flange on. Never had any problems and I am in my pool every day! Still get 10 days out of the flange. What do you prep with X?

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xnine
May 12, 2019 2:12 pm

Smith & Nephew No-Sting Skin-Prep or Cavilon by 3M No Sting Barrier Film both work well.

Puppyluv56
May 12, 2019 6:46 pm

Will keep that in mind if anything changes with me!

Xerxes
May 13, 2019 4:50 pm

Wow, you guys must hold a record for how long the your flange stays on. I use Uni-Solve to remove excess adhesive and both Skin Prep and Karaya powder and never got more than 6 days between changes over 40 years with an ileostomy. Congrats!

Xerxes

 
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Puppyluv56
May 14, 2019 11:40 am

Hi X,

It is crazy! When I first started, I was lucky to last a day! Funny how finding the right product for you makes such a difference. I was told to use all that paste and powders and was given some in a kit from the hospital! The more stuff I used, the worse it got! Less is best for me! Lucky to have good skin, I guess!

Pup

dls
Jun 02, 2019 5:21 pm

Take more showers.