I use a soap recommended by my WOCN called "Purpose" by Johnson and Johnson. It comes in a bar (cheap and lasts a long time) or pump bottle. It is unscented and has no oils in it. I get mine at Target.
Hi sweetie Your Doe here...yeah this site can be quite helpful and so many new friends with great advice and info Hey I'm with Weewee on the soap issue....I use Ivory as well...stay away from the oils and perfumed soaps, but especially the oils, things don't stick so good otherwise :/ actually seems the same with many Skin Preps, they 'burn' but also actually often times prevent the tapes on our bags to stick as well to our skin......one of those situations where the old saying 'sometimes less is more' qualifies Good luck honey
My husband is an ileostomate and he always uses either Irish Springs or Ivory soap in the shower. But, when his bag is off, he doesn't give a scrubbing to his peristomal area. What he does is just very gently wipe it, and let lots of water get on it. I'd be very careful about putting any soaps or scented products near that area, just because the skin is a little more compromised there than say in your armpit or back.
Ultimately you will find out what works best for you!
Hi, I always change my bag in the shower and use shower gel to clean my whole body - including my peristomal area. I tend to use the baby shower gels as they are great for sensitive skin - I love Johnsons! I love baths as well and use any bubble bath, then change my bag when I get out. Stay away from bath oils tho! That was a mistake hehe !!!