If u add powder, u need to blot it with a damp cloth then wave a few times over the area so the wafer will stick/crust it...powder is not a Must and if there is no rash or redness, it is best to eliminate it. Stomas and surrounding skin are best cleaned with warm water, no soap and blotted dry. The less a person adds to the mix, the better. Some fecal ostomies need paste, if you do not, try eliminating it. The less complex the better for most. Urostomies do not use paste as a rule. If you have a difficult stoma, try convexity if it is in a skin fold or it your stoma does not rise 1/2 inch or more above the skin..also good for stomas in a fat fold. Belts can also come in handy in these situations and your supplier will send you one free if you are having difficulty, so let them know. If the stoma is on top of a bulge of some sort, then often a 1 piece will work better than a 2 piece as it doesnt have a flange. Emptying when 1/2 full is also important. Many urostomy patients may need to hook their bag to a foley drainage bag at night to prevent overfilling. Lots of easy troubleshooting...just let me know (:
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.