Hey guys...I have a quick question. Are plastic wafers better than paper (or maybe it's material) ones? I use a paper 1 and...while it does a good job, there are still majorly annoying features. The material used for the appliance burns my skin after maybe 2 days into being put on..it seems to cause a rash of some sort (ostomy nurse said it was a yeast infection) where I will take the water off there are a lot of clumps of red slight raised red bumps that irritate my skin and makes my skin itchy (which is annoying as hell since I can't get under the water in order to either scratch them or pat them with some cool water)...and (at least mine does) it comes practically straight off of my skin so I always have to end up changing it if it gets wet. Taking a shower is difficult and any kind of swimming is out of the question. I've tried every trick I've found online or on here and nothing has yet to stick after wet.
In the past, there have been times where I had to temporarily wear a plastic wafer because I either ran out of them or the Dr attempted to use a plastic 1 in order to replace the 1 I was using and it actually did work for a bit...but always started leaking after a few days. I was so nervous about getting it wet that I refused to even try to go for a swim or anything w it. I'd love to be able to do that without constant fear of leakage. Not to mention showering. So my question is, would finding a plastic appliance that's my stoma size and is concave better in my case? For those of you who are using them...does it adhere nicely into the skin and remain strong? Are they pretty much waterproof at all? For those with sensitive skin, do the plastic 1s have a tape that is hypoallergenic? Is it more breathable than the material 1s? Which brand and name would you recommend?
Please reply with your thoughts or advice, ok? Thanks!