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Tried the Sensura Mio and the rash went away. So actually fell in love with the Mio, but have been have small leaks.

Posted by Booters, on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:39 pm

Dodes anyone have trouble with leaking with the Sensura Mio? I’ve had an ostomy  for 6 mos. and a rash for 4 of those months. I tried the Sensura Mio and the rash went away, but I’m having small leaks around stoma and I don’t know that it has leaked til I take the bag off. Then there is some skin irritation.. I love this bag except for the leaks.

Reply by funnygurl, on Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:14 pm

do u use paste around stoma or eakin seals?

Reply by funnygurl, on Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:16 pm

do u use paste around stoma or eakin seals? You may also need convexity.

Reply by dadnabbit, on Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:31 pm

Booters,  I too use the sen sura mio.  It was the first system I used and I've never had a reason to change.  One thing I learned on my own--with the mio, less is more.  I use NOTHING other than the one piece pouch.  The adhesive on the mio is sufficient to keep the bag adhered without issues.  Yet it requires no adhesive remover to take the bag off. Many folks use a seal like a perfect choice or an eakin slims around the stoma before affixing the pouch. I don't. IF I experience a leak, because let's face it they happen for all kinds of reasons, then I will use a barrier wipe when I change to give the skin some extra protection from irritation from that previous leak.  I also keep barrier strips on hand, because I live in North Carolina and the humidity can wreak havoc on any system, so the strips provide extra security when out in the stickiness. I shower and change my mio daily, which I know most people don't do, but I feel better that way.  Basically, I'm a firm believer that the less supplies I need to buy, as long as the system works, the happier I am, so I invest in the extra bags rather than all the other stuff, and it seems to work well for me. Good luck figuring out what works best for you.



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Reply by Jenerprise, on Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:20 am

One thing I always did was hold my hand over the seal for a couple of minutes to make sure it was secure right after I changed my bag.  My wound nurse always had me do this as she said the transfer of warmth from your hand helps create a stronger seal.

Reply by funnygurl, on Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:09 pm

You can also use a hair drier to heat the flange and activate adhesive before applying it to the skin.

Reply by OstomySister, on Tue May 14, 2019 10:36 am

My brother uses sensura mio high output bag with spout for 9 months now it’s the only bag that hasn’t disappointed us. We’ve tried all the sample protective barrier rings we could find and usually came back to eakin rings and coloplast protective sheet. The protective sheets are used when you have really irritated skin and you want it to heal. They’re huge and I usually cut it in 4, otherwise we use the eakin rings that absorbs the leaking. Also, we use warm towels for 10mins after we put in a new pouch. We change his ileostomy bag every 3 days.

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