Hi all. Hope you in the midwest made it ok thru the big freeze. Now I have a question, 2years for my Colostomy, and I use Hollister one piece and don't have a problem with any leaks but the itching is driving me crazy. it is around the stoma and on the outside of my pouch. I have tried some things, I only clean with water, and make sure my skin is dry before applying the new pouch, but I am still itching myself . Any ideas what causes this or have others had the like problem and what did you do . I hate to switch appliances I like the one I use. I do use 2 different sizes and switch them every other change HELP LOL.
I also have a lot of itching with mine and take Benadryl all the time! Hope we can find some answers
I had a lot of itching as well. I found out that I was allergic to my barrier wipe so I tried other brands. In addition, I only clean the area with clear water but I use an adhesive remover every time I completely change my appliance. I wipe the area down with the remover and then I clean the area with clear water, several rinses. I let the area dry, use my barrier wipe and secure a wafer and new pouch. So far, the itching is controlled. Good luck. Hope this helps.
Itching is so awful..I use rubbing alcohol to clean the stoma and area and dry before applying new flange and pouch...once in awhile if it itches I take a reactine extra strength which works very well..Good luck...take care.
I only use water to clean the area and nothing with alcohol as it stings. It still itches after awhile Maybe I am not getting the area as clean as it should be. But funny it dosent itche under my pouch much, usually around it on my bare skin. I will see my ET RN at our meeting this week and ask her. I have tried body lotion a few times and that seems to help for awhile. Maybe some sort of allergy.
I also use Hollister. I use the two piece and the wax rings. I have an ileostomy and mine itches too. It is also around the stoma and the outside of the barrier. I do not see any rash or open sores at all. What I have been doing is double wiping with the no sting barrier wipes. It has helped quite a bit for me.
I am 8 months into my urostomy, I feel new at all this. I constantly itch and i am sore around my stoma. Pinxav around the flange, not under it, seems to help. Butt Paste works well also. I'm beginning to think I'll have to live with the soreness.