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Summers in Hot Humid Florida

Posted by Tee Bag, on Thu May 19, 2011 11:47 am
I don't normally post but I recently relocated to Daytona Beach, Florida from Maryland. As  most summers anywhere you are at times "Sweating your a$$ off"... well in my case,  I have been sweating my "bag off" with the extensive heat and humidity down here...Sighs

Any suggestions?
Reply by PJT, on Thu May 19, 2011 1:29 pm
That's a tough one Tee. Have you considered moving to Canada? (just kidding). Because it's less expensive and it coincides with my my daughter's summer vacation I have been down to Florida during August a few times, and I totally agree...the heat and humidity are oppressive! But New York gets the same heat and humidity in the summer and I just try to stay indoors during the day and only go out at night or early in the morning. Staying in the shade and not doing anything too physical also helps. But despite all my precautions, I still feel safer changing my appliance more often than I would in the cooler months. I also try to schedule physical work around the time I might be due to change my appliance. For example if I know I have a lot of gardening or yard work to take care of I'll try to do it right before I'm due to change my appliance so if it gets loose I was going to change it anyway.

Hope this helps.
Reply by three, on Thu May 19, 2011 3:36 pm
PJT's right . . . Canada's cool:

Reply by Xerxes, on Thu May 19, 2011 4:47 pm
Tee Bag,

Just make sure you don't dehydrate...drink, drink and drink.

Reply by Grammybec, on Thu May 19, 2011 9:42 pm
I'm in Florida presently and our weather has been beastly...high humidity and in the 90's...
...however, I have been playing golf and yes sweating like crazy.  I use a belt to hep hold the bag close to my body, and so far...knock on wood...I haven't had any problem.  Sure hope that after I write this I don't have problems this week when I go play eighteen holes in  heat....
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Reply by Past Member, on Fri May 20, 2011 7:38 pm
Use a roll on deoderant on your skin around the stoma but not on the stoma, let it dry then fix your back plate normally

Works well for me
Reply by tragicallydave, on Mon May 23, 2011 2:19 am
I agree....Canada!
Reply by wolfie45, on Mon May 23, 2011 1:20 pm
I have lived in FL for 5 years now and have had the same thing happen. I find that some appliances suddenly have started just leaking through the faceplate when I had never had that problem before. Once I realized it could be the weather conditions I started taking more care when changing my appliance by doing the following:

1. Make sure the skin is absolutely clean and dry. It seems that I had to take extra time in the drying of the skin down here which I had not noticed at first.

2. Use some sort of adhesive and/or skin barrier strips for extra support.

3. This is a personal preference, but I also have always worn a belt. I do seem to have to wear it more tightly now, but that is an adjustment I could make.

My condolences for relocating to Mrs. and I don't care for it but whatcha gonna do?
Reply by budd002, on Wed May 25, 2011 8:56 pm
May I suggest you stay in a very well air conditioned place....however I often use baby powder under my bag on my skin to keep dry and have to reapply every now and then but it keeps me fresh. Heat doesn't bother me at all I love it!!
Reply by gran pa jim, on Fri May 27, 2011 2:17 am
fot those having a problem with poorwear tiome because of sweating I solved my problen in the following ways  after 5 years of total frustration with convectec products i switchet to coloplast 2 piece also i found a very good company called they sell ostomy wraps that are very good at obs. sweat i work out 2hrs a day 3 daysto 4 days a  wk withn good results the wrap looks and acts like a girdle i wear mine over my bie
ies so my bag makes no contect with my skin the bag stays firmily in place i wear mine 24 /7 and sleep more soundly as my bag stays firmly in place and does not move around when turning.I have had my iliostomy since 2004and it has been only the past year that i am finly comfortable and secure with it. for those struggling with your ostomy hang in there i had major lrak problems for 5 yrs before solving my probvlem may
god bless all who read this gran pa jim
Reply by ilsn2u, on Sat May 28, 2011 10:23 pm
I think wearing a belt is one of the best ideas.  Make sure your skin is clean and dry before putting the wafer on and then hold it in place for a minute or even more, to make sure it adheres to your body properly.  That should help.
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