So when I saw the stoma nurse this week we noticed that my skin doesn’t like barrier sprays. Be warned naked stoma pictures straight off the bat in this post!
I have only used the Coloplast spray but it probably goes across the board. (I cant use heat or cold sprays on sprains etc either) my skin dries out and goes a patchy red. My stoma nurse suggested using this cream. I have to apply a really thin layer on my skin and allow it to dry (I found gently rubbing it in until it had absorbed worked well)
I also find at the moment “crusting” the powder around my stoma where it bleeds. When using the powder it needs to be a light dusting. I just dump some on then tap my belly (because it’s not flat it works well to knock the excess off) my stoma nurse blows it off, I know of people using a powder brush too. The amount of powder is something my stoma nurse is very adamant on, as the powder can prevent the adhesive from sticking. The bleeding isn’t anything untoward a lot of stomas bleed slightly when getting cleaned up.
I’ve also been using the tape extenders or the boomerangs. I don’t use them to extend the wear of my bags but as an extra barrier to help prevent the risk of leaks or more importantly for me the wafer peeling down! This is the thing that annoys me more than anything and occurs from wearing high waisted underwear to leggings if I have it sit over my stoma bag, I guess as I moved the waistband rubs the wafer.
I always have my belt on to help secure my bag in place and push my stoma through the hole more since my stoma is slightly retracted.