|I have had some issues with open wound -- I stumbled onto a solution that is working at the moment -- I cut the hole in the bag to just barely fit the stoma - not a speck bigger -- use the powder and skin barrier 2x then really heat the glue on the bag - when I put the hole over the stoma, I push the stoma in and firmly push the glue down around it -- apparently the acids etc were eating at the glue and then the skin - --I know this really cured the problem for me.¬†¬†If you find other solutions, I'd be interested too.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†|
Does anyone have a home cure for excoriation? ¬†
Sores around my stoma persist because it is impossible to get a good seal. (long story). ¬†I have used Domboro solution. ¬†Also Witch Hazel. ¬†I change the appliance as soon as I feel the leak start¬†but the wound never heals. ¬†I can't get a good seal because of the excoriation, which causes more leakage and more excoriation. ¬†blah. blah. blah. ¬†If you are reading this you know the drill.
My record is 17 bag changes in one day. ¬†Half of them occurred on a race boat. ¬†Never give up!
my first 6 months to a yr i got leaks almost any times i got up - but when my ostomy nurse finally gave me barriers with a convex wafer - and that combined with a belt for a little added security - I onlt use about 50 or 60 1-piece pouches a year. have you tried the moldable eaken seals Fioria? ive had probably ever skin rash and condition this is over the past 18 yrs + and when i had ones that caused uneveness in the skip around my stoma causing probelms with getting a seal - the eaken seals did wonders. have you also tried barriers from different manufactures? ¬†they all use differnt adheasives - and many people get skin reactions to a particular brand, so they have to try as many different companies as they can to find an appliance that doesnt cause any reactions to their skin
May I ask what brand of eaken seals you use Jim?¬† I have problems with leaks as well.
Hi Heidi, just putting my 2 cents worth in....can recommend Salts for a better seal. Otherwise how about trying a two piece unit from the likes of Hollister. Ask for a sample and see how it suits.
Wish you well on your recovery,
Hi dandare,and thanks for the advice.¬† I already use a hollister two piece,but I have not a clue as to what Salts are?¬† Can you please explain?