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Posted by Shadowchick27, on Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:40 pm

I have a major surgery coming up in August, but I'm having issues with my stool being to acidic, it's eating through my wafers and rings. I have tried everything I can think of, but the stool is eatting at my skin, around the stoma, too. Has anyone else have this happen? Or have any suggestions?

 
Reply by Jennie, on Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Shadowchick27 wrote:

I have a major surgery coming up in August, but I'm having issues with my stool being to acidic, it's eating through my wafers and rings. I have tried everything I can think of, but the stool is eatting at my skin, around the stoma, too. Has anyone else have this happen? Or have any suggestions?


yes, I used to have terrible pain at the extreme acidity of my output.  I learned what acids are causing it, and stopped eating them.  You can also take Omeprazole.  I don't know what you are shaped like.  My ostomy nurse called me "fluffy"   I wear:  a convex wafer, plus 2 rings cut from a 4x4 squaire barrier, then a ring barrier on top of that.  Lots of layers to eat through.  Bag is on top of that, Hollister.  I hope I have helped.  Keep us posted.

 

 
Reply by Past Member, on Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:58 pm
Hi,
try or look up cavilon 3343e, it creates like a 'plastic' skin barrier film, your
bags will stick fine but it protects your skin.
Are you sure it's your stool causing your issue, if so is it leaking under your
bag?
Maybe you are allergic to the bag/glue, not uncommon, look up 'welland aura' bags
they have manuka honey in the glue.
A bit more info would help 'us' to help you.

Best wishes
steve
 
Reply by Shadowchick27, on Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:59 pm

i use just a normal appliance, but mt Stoma is in a weird spot, it's inbetween Iliostomy and Colostomy, I have been having really acidic diarreha, and I can't get it to thicken. It sometimes even spirts.

 
Reply by Shadowchick27, on Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:02 pm

I have never had this issue before my health started heading downhill, It's so bad, that I have to have a majorly risky surgery in August. I am positive it's the stool, I've looked into alleric reations, I know it's my stool.

 
Reply by w30bob, on Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:20 am

Shadow,

   From what  you're saying it sounds like a piece of the puzzle is missing.  If the increased acidity of your output is a new phenomenon then you need to find out why the acidity has changed.  Acid comes primarily from the stomach and intestinal bile comes from the liver, but is not acidic.  If it were me I'd take a sample of what you think is acidic and check it with a PH strip (available at any pool supply store).  If it is highly acidic then you need to talk to your doc and find out how to control that.  Many people think they can reduce the acidity of what comes out of their stomach, like a buddy of mine who told me not to drink carbonated beverages because it would increase the acidity of my stool.  He didn't know the body (stomach) works very hard to maintain a very specific PH before it passes the contents on to the small intestine.  And unless something is wrong that PH doesn't change much no matter what you eat.  Sounds like in your case (if your output is highly acidic) that something is amiss.  You also need to know that acid isn't the only thing that eats thru wafers/barriers.  It certainly depends on the barrier, but some react (breakdown quickly) when pure water contacts them, etc. 

  So first find out what your output actually is.........PH test to start and then have your Doc send a sample to the Lab for analysis for actual chemical makeup.  Then when you know what you're dealing iwth (if your Doc doesn't prescribe something for you to help modify your output) contact the ostomy supply companies and find out who's product works best at dealing with the type of output you have.  Sorry I don't have a quicker answer.

 

regards,

bob

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