I just returned from the hospital where I was treated for a nasty infection around the stoma amongst other medical issues. Some areas around the ostomy were so broken down that tried and true remedies (nystatin, skin barrier wipes, etc) were not working and I could not get a bag to stick. The pain was so unbearable I was treated with morphine and hydrocodone throughout my stay. Fortunately I was visited by the wound care nurses at the hospital. I brought my own supplies and cut the bag adding barrier rings (I need to use). The nurses cleaned up the (very red, irritated) skin then applied Medline Marathon. That stuff burns! They did however get the bag to stick. I am still in a lot of pain and eating burns as well.
Have any of you folks used this? Its very expensive and I havent even tackled the medicare issue (will they cover this) yet. I was told this dries very fast. Although I am home now, I am scared of the pain I may incur in an effort to remove this bag. The nurses gave me 2 vials of marathon liguid and I am also afraid of the pain during application. Tips, comments, ideas are all welcome. Thank you!