They are clear and they go around your wafer. They stay on until the next bag change. They keep your wafer completely dry so when you get out of the shower you don't have to worry about it being wet. I used to get irritation when I showered and the wafer was still wet coming out of the shower.
They are also good if you have a leak it will keep it from getting on your clothes.
|. . . I've been taking the seal and pouch off when showering, but I miss just laying in the tub soaking. Do I need a special seal or pouch to do this? . . .|
I can't see any reason why it would not be okay to soak in a bath. Sounds like it would be good for the skin around the stoma, and as for water entering the stoma, ostomates who irrigate regularily introduce water through their stomas.
A while back theire was a post from a member called bikerboy — he talked about his experience of swimming without any flange or bag.
And if your stoma decides to output while you're in the bath, you can always change the water. Reminds me of a story my Mother told me when I was a kid about my two younger sisters:
Mom had momentarily left my sisters in the tub to play when she heard a scream from the bathroom. She ran down the hall and as she entered the bathroom she saw my 4 year old sister cowering at one end of the bathtub, and my 3 year old sister smiling at the other end while something the 3 year old couldn't contain any longer floated between them.
Hey three, love your story......hahahaha
|. . . Hey three, love your story......hahahaha|
I'm sure my sisters are ecstatic that I shared it with the world.