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Concerned Wife in WA
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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have any ideas on what to do for raw skin around the ostomy. It is really red and sore. Help would be appreciated.
44 y/o Alaska Crab Fisherman Diagnosed May 2008
Mesalamine 12 pills daily
Prednisone 40 mg
Oemneprazole 80 mg
Zofran
Reglan
Remicade
Folic Acid

Switched to sulfasalazine 2 pills 4 x daily

Taking multiple vitamin supplements, lots of omega 3's and Antioxidants


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/11/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   

My first question is:  Is the rawness around the stoma or the wafer that goes over it(where it would be outside the wafer area)?

Second question:  If it the stoma, is the wafer the correct size for the stoma?  When stomas are new, they will shrink...do you have a --for lack of a better word-- "a measurer"?  The light cardboard thing with measured holes in it...The wafer shouldn't be more than 1/8" bigger than the stoma.

Third question:  Does your husband use paste or a round seal for adhesive?  An Eakin Seal works wonders for me and will protect the skin even if I don't get the wafer on where it is completely even around the stoma.  I am very active and it also helps my wafer stay put no matter what the weather or what I do.
 
I hope this helps!
 
P.S. I also put a little Stoma Power around my stoma if I have a little spot of sensitive/raw skin before I put on the wafer to protect it...

Slice
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   Posted 9/11/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe try a different appliance. I've had bad reactions to certain ones.

Like OHIO said, paste, powder, almost anything can cause somewhat of a reaction. My area was really red and raw and now next week i'm heading for day surgery to try and see how they can stop the holes that are bleeding.

All i can say is....have someone check it out. It moves fast.
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Shaz032
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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
1) Try using Maalox or Mylanta as a quick fix (not the minty kind tho!). Don't shake the bottle, skim the watery bit off the top and dab the thicker mixture onto his skin. Let it dry and put the wafer on over the top. It will help soothe and heal sore excoriated skin.

2) Make sure you are cutting the hole in the wafer to the correct size so measure his stoma and cut the wafer accordingly.

3) Try not to use paste on his sore skin, it has alcohol in it and will STING! Eakin Seals, Coloplast Strips or Hollister Rings will be kinder to his skin and they will help heal.

Good luck.
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Concerned Wife in WA
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 9/12/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
He has a raw spot on the right and below his stoma. It is quite a large spot below. I think some of it may be because he has a really odd shape right now. I am having a hard time getting the shape cut exact and sometimes there is a little room outside where the seal is. We are using Hollister rings
44 y/o Alaska Crab Fisherman Diagnosed May 2008
Prednisone 5 mg
Oemneprazole 80 mg
Zofran
Reglan
Remicade
Switched to sulfasalazine 2 pills 4 x daily
Surgery remove gallbladder and part of colon, temp ileostomy


gela
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   Posted 9/12/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   

mine started out this way also, it's now all the way around my stoma.  it helps to use the no sting barrier wipes before putting anything on.

my was originally from cutting the opening too small and it caused friction.  it got worse because i have had a ton of leakage problems and they can't figure out what to do next.  the output is so acidy that it eats away at your skin.  make sure there is no leakage.  it makes it a lot worse and we can't get mine to heal. 

use stoma powder.  that works for most.

 


Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, , 8 ampules of Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid, flagyl, remicade for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.


vette guy
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   Posted 9/16/2008 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Shaz032 said...
1) Try using Maalox or Mylanta as a quick fix (not the minty kind tho!). Don't shake the bottle, skim the watery bit off the top and dab the thicker mixture onto his skin. Let it dry and put the wafer on over the top. It will help soothe and heal sore excoriated skin.

2) Make sure you are cutting the hole in the wafer to the correct size so measure his stoma and cut the wafer accordingly.

3) Try not to use paste on his sore skin, it has alcohol in it and will STING! Eakin Seals, Coloplast Strips or Hollister Rings will be kinder to his skin and they will help heal.

Good luck.

I use them all the time now after every change and my skin is now perfect.

gela
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   Posted 9/16/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
so if you use the maalox, do you also use the stoma powder? do you put the no sting on before or after the maalox?
Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, , 8 ampules of Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid, flagyl, remicade for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.

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