I have been reading in here about trouble with removing the barrier and pain because of the adhesive. However I had a heck of a time removing mine tonight in the shower not from the outter cloth like material that has adhesive but because of the Hydrocolloid Flexible Collar that pretty much just lays flat because my stoma is already smaller than the hole in the collar. It does not have any adhesive that I can tell because it is not sticky at all before putting it on but it might as well have been atttached to my stomach with super glue for how hard it was to remove. I mean I have only been wearing one for 2 months now but never had an experience like that. It really was rediculous.
It took me a good 15 mid of pulling on it while I ran hot water over it to soften it up and it just would not release. Normally 20 seconds of warm shower water and it just pills off. So my 2 questions are does anybody know what could have happened to make this happen so I can avoid it in the future and is there something that I can use to make it release easier in the future? My skin is still burning and it was an hour ago. It feels like a really bad sun burn. I have probably removed my barrier 20 times now with no problems.
I am using a Convatec 411804 barrier. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.