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nenagirl
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   Posted 6/19/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi - I have a permanent ileostomy and am wondering if there is a significant difference between universal adhesive wipes (to remove any residue from wafer/paste when changing) and regular alcohol pads??  I use Hollister brand.  It seems I remember the ET nurse saying they were a little gentler/less harsh?  They are sooo expensive (even though my insurance covers them).  Just wondering if anybody knows more about this?  Thanks!
ng 

summerstorm
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   Posted 6/19/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
i dont use the wipes, i think the problem with the alchol wipes would be that it is harder on your skin, however, i haven't looked, but the ingredients in the wipes probably include alchol.

justjenjen
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   Posted 6/20/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, I have a question...what is universal adhesive remover? I do have some adhesive remover (allkare brand I think) but it is rather greasy and I have to really clean the area with alcohol when I'm done to insure a good stick for my next bag. I almost never use the wipes and generally just wipe around my stoma with alcohol.

nenagirl
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   Posted 6/20/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   

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,

ng 


nene205
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   Posted 6/20/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I use the allkare wipes every single time I change my wafer. My skin just loves them. I certainly don't want to take a chance and tear the tender skin around stoma. In fact, I used a wipe to take the adhesive off my skin where I had pulled a bandaid off my leg. Soap and water just didn't do the trick. Also, use allkare skin barrier wipes.

justjenjen
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   Posted 6/20/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, if price is an issue could you use baby oil to help release some of the adhesive? As for the allkare brand of wipes--they are good. I've used them for lots of other things (band-aids, price tags, etc.) too--and I love the smell!

peggy113
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   Posted 6/20/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
You might check out a brand called PDI (Professional Disposables Inc.) Adhesive tape remover pads. Pink and White box. Reorder #B16400. Ask your DME supplier to order them in for you to try. I ordered directly from the company, but insurance didn't cover them when I didn't go thru my DME supplier. They work really well for me for the wafer residue. However, they work well on any type of surface or adhesive, like Goo-B-Gone!!!! I have Allkare samples but like what I am using.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


nenagirl
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   Posted 6/20/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks all for the helpful hints.  I will check around and try some of these!

ng


summerstorm
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   Posted 6/21/2008 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
i don't use any remover, mine just comes right off, i havent' figured out why you have to use those yet.

peggy113
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   Posted 6/22/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Summer --- could this be another "paste" story in the making?! I just couldn't resist!!!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/22/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Uni-Solve adhesive remover wipes by Smith & Nephew, and they work really well. I always remove my wafer in the shower and clean the skin around my stoma with Dove soap for sensitive skin, so it removes any residue from the wipe.

I use the wipes, because the wafer I use is extended wear by Coloplast, and they stick really well. I went swimming in the pool this morning for about an hour, and it's still got a great seal!

:-) Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


nenagirl
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   Posted 6/22/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   

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 :)

ng 

summerstorm said...
i don't use any remover, mine just comes right off, i havent' figured out why you have to use those yet.

nenagirl
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   Posted 6/22/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   

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.

ng 

peggy113 said...
Summer --- could this be another "paste" story in the making?! I just couldn't resist!!!


nenagirl
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   Posted 6/22/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   

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!

ng

flchurchlady said...
I use Uni-Solve adhesive remover wipes by Smith & Nephew, and they work really well. I always remove my wafer in the shower and clean the skin around my stoma with Dove soap for sensitive skin, so it removes any residue from the wipe.

I use the wipes, because the wafer I use is extended wear by Coloplast, and they stick really well. I went swimming in the pool this morning for about an hour, and it's still got a great seal!

:-) Cecilia


summerstorm
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   Posted 6/22/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
nenagirl-the paste remark that peggy made is about the fact that i keep getting paste in all the wrong places, lol.

nenagirl
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   Posted 6/22/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi SS - I, too, have gotten the paste in alot of wrong places!!!  Some that I didn't realize until later!  LMBO!

ng

summerstorm said...
nenagirl-the paste remark that peggy made is about the fact that i keep getting paste in all the wrong places, lol.

summerstorm
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   Posted 6/23/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
yes that has happened to me too, i will tellyou one of the stories cause it is pretty funny. I had changed my bag one day and i lay all my stuff out on the batrhoom counter and that is where i put the paste on the wafer at. Well that same day i had some soap spill out of a bottle. That night, at like 3 am i got up to go the bathroom and i dropped something and bent down to get it. Well i felt something get on the top of my head, but thought it was just some soap, so although that may be a little gross, i figured, it's just soap, what does that matter and went bakc to bed. Well i got up and had this nasty mess in my head. Turns out i must have gotten some paste onthe counter because that is what was in my hair!

nenagirl
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   Posted 6/23/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, ss, that's funny!!  At least now it is, probably not so much then!!  Glad you can lol about it, though.  Shortly after I got my ileostomy, I changed it in the bathroom and like you, put out all my "stuff" on the counter before I began.  I must have gotten a glob of paste on the counter top...for almost 2 weeks I blamed my husband for it (thought maybe he used superglue and left a bit on the counter - he LOVES to use superglue!!)  Since I didn't know what it was at first, I couldn't get if off...'til I was changing appiliance next time and it hit me "Duh, it's paste!!)  A swipe of the adhesive remover took care of it and I 'fessed up to hubby.
summerstorm said...
yes that has happened to me too, i will tellyou one of the stories cause it is pretty funny. I had changed my bag one day and i lay all my stuff out on the batrhoom counter and that is where i put the paste on the wafer at. Well that same day i had some soap spill out of a bottle. That night, at like 3 am i got up to go the bathroom and i dropped something and bent down to get it. Well i felt something get on the top of my head, but thought it was just some soap, so although that may be a little gross, i figured, it's just soap, what does that matter and went bakc to bed. Well i got up and had this nasty mess in my head. Turns out i must have gotten some paste onthe counter because that is what was in my hair!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/23/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, Summer has some classic paste stories. tongue My hubby used to be into Super Glue until he discovered Gorilla Glue, which claims to be the "Strongest Glue on the Planet." I have to agree with them, because I can't seem to clean the stuff up off of my tile floors and counter tops!

nenagirl
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   Posted 6/25/2008 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't heard of Gorilla Glue...and I'm definitely NOT telling hubby about it!!  Super glue is bad enough!  LOL about ss' paste story....at least super glue dries clear...the paste is more opaque.  But I would be happier w/putting it (paste AND super glue) where it belongs, and nowhere else!!  ng
flchurchlady said...
Yeah, Summer has some classic paste stories. tongue My hubby used to be into Super Glue until he discovered Gorilla Glue, which claims to be the "Strongest Glue on the Planet." I have to agree with them, because I can't seem to clean the stuff up off of my tile floors and counter tops!
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