Jen - the wipes are made by Hollister and come in a box of individual foil-like packets that each contain a small square pad soaked in (??alcohol, i think, don't now what else). They are used to wipe around the stoma after you remove your wafer and before you apply the new one. The area then has to be wiped clean (w/water or soap/water) and dried before putting on the new wafer. You could try to google "Hollister ostomy products adhesive remover wipes". I hope my explanatin makes sense!! Thanks for the reply,
Thanks all for the helpful hints. I will check around and try some of these!
Hi summerstorm - mine has always come off easily, too. The wipes aren't actually used to remove the wafer, they're used to remove any unseen residue that may be left on the skin after wafer removal and before applying the new wafer. This has considerably extended my wear time. Washing the area and wiping dry does not remove any possible adhesive left behind (cannot see be seen)...I never thought I had any residue until ET nurse suggested it's a good idea to try...so I did and I love them, but my question was...can I just use alcohol pads instead...probably, but still not sure...I will try some others and check w/nurse. Thanks for your input :)
Hi peggy - I know this remark might be an inside joke :) Just wanted to say the remover isn't for the paste per se, but I have used them to clean out the cap from the tube of paste (but wash w/soap/water thoroughly after) or to remove paste if it's gotten on my fingers or bathroom countertop.
Hi flchurchlady - this is exactly how I use them and when I shower after removing my appliance I do the same thing as you...works well!
Hi SS - I, too, have gotten the paste in alot of wrong places!!! Some that I didn't realize until later! LMBO!