I am sorry that this post is a little bit gross. I have had my ileostomy for a year. It is flush with the skin, not protruding at all. Because I am overweight, I guess, part of it, the part with the opening, is lower than the rest of it, like concave. I cannot seem to prevent or treat the rash and broken skin around the bottom of the stoma. I wish the surgeon had brought the gut out about 1/2" but he did not.
I have tried everything to prevent, treat the rash but it continues. The stool gets under the barrier ring and keeps it sore and burning. Any ideas, please???