I think this is the question I have After changing my pouch and several days later my skin next to my stoma and around and under the barrier starts to itch and becomes irritated, some one mentioned that they used calamine lotion and then stoma powder Has anyone else used this and would it cause the pouch to not stick, "
The person who replied is a '**'.
Look up cavilon 3343e, it acts like
a plastic film around your stoma, uro or colo.
acts like and works to protect the area.
I've never tried calamine lotion, but any kind of lotion or stoma powder can interfere with the sticking of the skin barrier. Do try the protective liquid skin barriers like Steve said. They might help protect the skin.
Doing the irrigation will probably help too. Once you get that down, you can "air out" your skin for long periods of time if you wish and that can certainly help with any skin condition. Good luck to you.
If it's possible I would change to another make of pouch or try some free samples if you can get any see if that helps with your skin, you could of become alergic to the ones your using
I use calamine and stoma powder since I had my ostmy six months ago. The nurse told me then to also use a adhesive spray on skin and wafer have no had any problem with itching or pouch sticking. No leaks either. I do use a barrierring because of how my stoma is a little recessed
I found the Hollister was the best product for me to use. It seemed that Convatec and NuHope did that to me. In the beginning even with Hollister I noticed I was getting a rash on my skin where the bag hung. I called my nurse and she mentioned I had to make sure that bag gets dry after a shower and I should get powder for athlete foot. That the moisture causes a fungus on the skin. I use a two piece and change the bag daily to make sure its dry. I rinse out the used one and use it one more time when its dry. That has cured that issue. I know you said yours was under the barrier, but I just wanted to add another piece of information I that found worked. Good Luck!
Hi Sis, that sounds fungal, bit rare but yeh.
Back to L red, if as has been mentioned you
may have a glue/bag allergy, made worse by
the moisture and heat around your stoma.
Sue was allergic to so much on her skin, probably
including me lol.
Anyway, the bags she was fine with eventually and
she didn't react to were 'Welland Aura', they have manuka
honey in the base glue, uro/colo etc, anti allergenic
I suggest you try using Eakin Cohesive Seals (ConvaTec). They come twenty seals to a box. They are soft , pliable, sticky rings.
Cut through the seal with a scissors and wrap it around the edge of the stoma so the skin immediately around the stoma is protected from moisture.
Then proceed to place the connected wafer and pouch in place to cover the stoma. The cohesive seal will keep the skin area around the stoma nice and dry.
Try not to eat or dring anything after midnight on the day you are planning to change your appliance.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Mike from Lakewood, Ohio
Good morning right back to you. I do have box,s of barrier rings but they are Hollister which may not make a difference, They are made so I can adjust. size them, i did use them a couple of times I guess I should try them again, at my last change yesterday because of a leak I used a skin prep and Stoma powder layered, and will change that in 2 or 3 days, I usually can go 5 to 7days, but because of this irritation itching and redness I have developed around my stoma I am doctoring it now Thank you for the sugestion I will try it.
I discovered frequent soaks in the bath weakened the seal and made it moist which caused a red itchy rash. Then I put on some prescription cream (like neosporin but stronger) and word to the wise...dont...the slimy texture means your seal looks sealed and yet isnt and you will have a leak. I cant irrigate so I just put a napkin under my stoma, added thenorescriotion cream, wiped it off after 10 mins, quick rinse off, add stoma powder and put a new bag on. It wasnt a perfect solution but the rash lessened.
Also my skin is weird...for a while it didnt like Hollister adhesive and now it does..minus dummy me getting it moist.
I talked to my ET nurse she told me to cut up a bag/pouch take a small piece of the barrier and place it on the inside of an arm, leave it there for a few days and then I would know if I have an allergy to the adheasive. well I did and nothing happened so I guess I am doing something wrong, so back to square one. Remeasure and try different ideas.
I also have a question. can I put my bag directly over stoma powder or should I use a skin protective wipe, then stoma powder another Wipe and then apply the bag also when measuring should I measure all the way to the outer edge of my stoma where it was stitched on my skin or just the stoma part itself
Marsha thanks for your understanding, I have a girl friend that has had a colostomy for over 50 years also because of Chrons wnen she was 6. But she dosen't want to talk abut it I really appreciate the members on this site they have been very helpful. I am going to do as many have suggested Hit and miss. I will be changing more. 3 or 4 days instead if my usual 5 or 7 and see if that helps and now if I can figure out just how to measure my stoma I will be set for awhile. I shower with my bag on and then change. I clean around it with water only and then dry or let dry uncovered for at least 10min. then apply my appliance. I use Hollister 8331 drainable 1 piece, I have tried others but don't really care for them. I did really like another by Hollister but they stoped making it. .Last nite after having dinner I had sat down to watch the boob tube and I got a pain like I never had before on my right side it about sent me to the roof It was on my lower right side not my stoma side. It was gone in seconds, and then I felt my stoma expell gas. has anyone else experianced this sort of pain. I have had it befor only near my stoma. could this be gas pains I have heard about ?? Lord it hurt.......
I was told to never use any kind of lotion around my appliance, as it will not stick.