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Showering Tip Question

Posted by looking forward, on Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:18 pm

hi i just shower and then dry  bag with hairdryer

Reply by dls, on Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:29 am

A bit late to this party, but here's my two cents.  I never wear anything into the bath or shower. Buck naked. Let the soapy water run over your stoma, take a washcloth and get every smidgen of adhesive off, and just enjoy being clean.  When I was in the hospital they made me shower like that, all trussed up with plastic wrap. Not for me. I change my bag every time I bathe or shower, daily. Feels great and gives my body a chance to enjoy having nothing on. It also makes bathing easier as I'm not 'working around' anything.

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:08 pm

This really goes to show “to each his own”! What a wide variety of systems to get to the same end,  very interesting isn’t it? 

I do know that as a newbie, I took many more precautions than I do now. I have always said we evolve. That stands true with processes, products, mindset, all of it! 


Reply by lovely, on Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:31 am

I know it has been awhile since this question was asked. But I just read this question. You did not say if you tried to shower with just the wafer and pouch without anything covering it. I have never had a problem and I don't cover mine I just dry it off with a towel I also make sure there is air in the pouch. The air keeps the pouch from being against the skin.

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